MMA? You bet...and they are good too!
Women have a bright future and have come a long ways from their beginnings in MMA.
What used to be a sport dominated by men has become open to
women as well. In the United States, professional MMA was
exclusive to male fighters until June of 2006.
Cris Cyborg Santos came on like a storm. In her first professional fight on
July 26, 2008, in a bout called EliteXC: Unfinished Business, against
Shayna Baszler where she won by TKO. She...
She debuted in June of 2000. Find out where this Dutch woman
got her start and what made her so tough. Marleos
Coenen is a force to be reckoned with.
Gina Carano was one of the first women to step up to the plate
and into the ring.
She is often referred to as the Face of
Womens MMA and it's not a wonder why. In
the first ever sanctioned female MMA fight, Carano went up
against Leticia Pestova on June 10, 2006.
Carano came out with her best â€œground and
poundâ€ and thirty-nine seconds into the fight, a star
was born... continue
She is the submission queen. Many cannot wait to get there
hands on her, so they can prove they are the best.
Find out what black belts she holds and how she got started.
Tara LaRosa is very good and could be arguably the best. At
135 pounds she is hard to beat.
She has only one loss right now and is on fire... continue
Erin Toughill is...tough as steel. The Mixed Martial Artist
and former boxer has earned the nickname Steel in both
arenas, MMA and boxing.
Read more about this gritty
Kaliesha "Wild" West is the current reigning WBO Bantamweight Champion and she is a
spit-fire! With her father, Juan West, a U.S. Navy boxing champ, Kaliesha grew up watching
him fight and knew at an early age she wanted to do the same. Despite her father's chagrin, that is
exactly what she did. Now, under her father's management, there seems to be no stopping this
Read more about the "Wild" West....
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