Women’s MMA Continues Its Rise

This past weekend marked yet another historical moment in the continued rise of women’s MMA. Although initially women’s MMA was slow to gain much traction, it is now undeniably on the verge of an explosion. Back in March, Strikeforce made Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate the first women to ever headline a major MMA event, bringing unprecedented exposure to women’s MMA. More recently, we were treated to the debut of Singapore’s first ever female professional mixed martial artist when Nicole Chua took on Jeet Toshi at ONE FC: War of the Lions on March 31st. Now, courtesy of Invicta FC, we have the first ever entirely women’s MMA organization. On Saturday night Invicta Fighting Championships held its debut event in Kansas City, Missouri. Headlined by former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion, Marloes Coenen, and Romy Ruyssen, the card featured 11 fights between some of the toughest women’s MMA fighters on the planet. Fans who tuned in via the free live streaming webcast were treated to a great display of mixed martial arts. Congratulations to Invicta FC and all of the women’s MMA fighters who have paid their dues in obscurity. Your time to shine has come. Check out this cool profile of all the women mixed martial artists who competed on Saturday night.


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