Female MMA Fighter of the Year 2016: Joanna Jędrzejczyk

Numerous female mixed martial artists make a strong case for being 2016’s “Fighter of the Year”, but UFC Strawweight Champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk deserves the honor, as she’s done a tremendous…

Women’s MMA 2016: Year in Review

2016 was the most important year yet for women’s MMA, and in this piece we’ll recap all the incredible moments that made it so. Back in 2011, TMZ was able…

Seo Hee Ham, Danielle Taylor, and MMA Judging

Seo Hee Ham and Danielle Taylor kicked UFN 101’s main card off with a bang, but more than just entertaining fans, their bout highlighted MMA’s pernicious judging problems. By all…

Will Ronda Rousey’s Star Power Make Fans Forget UFC 193?

Former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is set to make her Octagon return against reigning-champ Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. While great for the division and fans, Rousey’s next contest…

The Return of Rowdy Rousey: Why We Need Ronda Back Now

The UFC—and the fans—need Ronda Rousey to return, so that some sort of excitement and intrigue can be reinjected into the sport’s women’s bantamweight division. To say that the dominant…

Four Reasons to Watch Mackenzie Dern Fight at Legacy 58

Mackenzie Dern may be making her MMA debut at Legacy 58, but there are still plenty of reasons to watch her step into the cage. On Friday, July 22, Mackenzie…

The UFC’s Female Bantamweight Dilemma—and What Comes Next for Amanda Nunes

The women’s bantamweight division used to be one of the most profitable classes in the UFC. Now, with Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, and Miesha Tate defeated, and Amanda Nunes holding…

Paige VanZant Must Become Selfish in Her Professional Career

At just twenty-two years of age, Paige VanZant has risen to career heights greater than many athletes ever will. However, amidst all of the outside influences and fame overwhelming her…

Bellator Dynamite 2: A Massive Step for Women’s Combat Sports

June 24th will be a big night for women's MMA. Bellator Dynamite 2, the second MMA-kickboxing hybrid event held by Bellator MMA, is scheduled for June 24th, and besides featuring…

Because of Jessica Andrade, UFC 199 Was Historical for Women’s MMA

UFC 199 exceeded the expectations of most by delivering a night of thrilling action and brutal finishes. Despite having only one female fight booked, a strawweight battle between former title…