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Around the world of MMA: December 5-6

This coming weekend is going to be an extremely busy one with several major, minor and regional MMA fight cards taking place. Here we go: Previews: RFA 21 – Juusola vs. Baghdad Resurrection Fighting Alliance closes the year on Friday, December 5th at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California on AXS TV: Lightweight Title Fight – Zach Juusola vs. Mehdi Baghdad 135 – Joe Murphy vs.

Cris Cyborg will take Ronda Rousey’s belt and we will hate her for it

It’s about steroids folks. Nothing more. In recent statements made to the press, Cyborg made a lot of self-righteous points. She said she would end Ronda Rousey’s career like she did Gina Carano’s. She would prove to everyone that she could make 135lb’s by fighting first for the Invicta 135lb belt, and then move in to the UFC to take Ronda’s. She even said she would submit herself to weekly

Invicta FC 7 in review: Don’t sweat the tec(h)-nique ~ Honchak, Murphy, and Torres victorious

Saturday night delivered yet another top notch all-female card for the Kansas City-based Invicta Fighting Championships fight promotion. After six incredible events that had fans and mixed martial arts media pundits alike clamoring at the bit for more ladies action, Invicta president Shannon Knapp and crew put together a seventh spectacular show that both answered and yet left a lot of questions. First things first, let’s break it down from

Around the world of MMA: December 5-8

This weekend is an extremely busy week for minor promotions trying to get their last shows done for the year. So here we go around the world: FIGHT CLUB OC ROY ENGLEBRECHT PROMOTIONS brings one of their hybrid shows to the Hanger in Costa Mesa, California this Thursday December 5: BOXING – 141 LBS – DWAIN VICTORIAN VS. DANNY RAMIREZ IFBA SUPER FW TITLE–LISSETTE MEDEL VS. MELISENDA PEREZ BOXING –

Top 10 MMA promotions that could be on Showtime soon

Ever since Strikeforce’s last event in January and a little before that, rumors have been circulating as to who will replace the late promotion as Showtime’s MMA partner. The latest news as quoted from Showtime Executive Stephen Espinoza is that at present, they’re exploring their options, but due to the busy boxing schedule, MMA won’t be an option until next year. However, it’s still an intriguing idea and I’d like

Marloes Coenen vs. “Cyborg” Santos title rematch set for Invicta FC 6

Invicta FC 6 is targeted for a late June or early July date and already has a main event in store. Marloes Coenen (21-5) and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (11-1) will headline Invicta FC 6 for the featherweight championship. This past weekend at Invicta FC 5 , Santos successfully returned from a 16-month drug suspension and layoff. She was successful over late replacement Fiona Muxlow for a first-round knockout, recording her ninth

Dana White on Women Fighting in the UFC, “It’s absolutely going to happen”

The subject of women in mixed martial arts may be an old hat, yet in the last couple years the discussion has shifted to the conversation of women joining the UFC. Until lately, UFC President Dana White has said there simply aren’t enough women currently competing at the upper levels of the sport to create a weight class within his promotion. “There’s finally money to be made,” said Dana to

“The Karate Hottie” Has Officially Arrived

Gina Carano may have started the trend of beautiful women finding success in the sport of mixed martial arts, but she merely opened the door. Ronda Rousey was the first to cross the threshold and now after her, a new hottie has arrived. Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson handles her business in the cage with vicious flying knees, up kicks, and a pouty lower lip that is best not underestimated

Strikeforce May Fold Soon: What Happens to Ronda Rousey?

With the cancellation of their October fight card and with their November 3rd card in trouble, is Strikeforce on the verge of closing down the UFC’s sister company? Watch the video below to see what Kenny Rice had to say on yesterday’s episode (or read it here) of Inside MMA: “Inside MMA’ has heard from multiple sources that the relationship between Strikeforce and Showtime may be coming to an end.

Invicta FC 3 in Review

Saturday night we witnessed the crowning of the first ever Invicta FC Atomweight Champion as Jessica Penne took out previously unbeaten Japanese star Naho Sugiyama. Penne looked to be the stronger fighter from the get go in this one and displayed that impressive power by catching a kick from “Sugi Rock” and pushing her to the floor. After gaining full mount she looked to have complete control, however the seemingly