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MMA Freak Women’s Weight Class Rankings: August 2014

Please note that the rankings are voted on by a panel of MMA Freak writers and the previous rankings on 7/1/14 are in parenthesis: Featherweights 1. Cris “Cyborg” Justino (1) - Invicta Fighting Championships Featherweight Champion: Dropping to bantamweight December. 2. Marloes Coenen (2) - Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion: Probably returning to action in the fall or winter 3. Julia Budd (3) - Currently on a four fight winning streak and one

Top 10 Women’s P4P fighters: August 2014

Please note that due to inactivity Cat Zingano, Carla Esparza, Michelle Waterson, Cristiane Justino, Marloes Coenen, and Jessica Penne are all ineligible for the rankings. Also note the previous rankings (6/29/14) are in parenthesis: 1. Ronda Rousey (1) Ronda Rousey just finished Alexis Davis extremely fast at UFC 175 and will take sometime off undergoing surgery and some movie shoots before possibly facing Gina Carano. This is a match that Rousey wants and Dana White‘s trying to make it happen. 2.

The Ultimate Fighter 18 preview ~ Five favorites for the first women’s season

History is being made this Wednesday when the first season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) featuring women takes place on Fox Sports1. It is certainly groundbreaking considering the first women’s fight in the UFC only took place six months ago at UFC 157. It will also bring a unique challenge of mixing the two genders in the TUF house which has been known for lots of drama and pranks. Of

Ronda Rousey fires back at critics on Twitter

Ronda Rousey is always in the spotlight and it isn’t surprising when you think about her being the first ever woman’s mma champion, under the UFC’s banner. Woman’s fighting is always a hot topic for debate. Most recently, Rousey was criticized for making comments about possibly retiring as early as 2 years from now. Many fans and critics wondered why she would leave a career that essentially made her everything

Ronda Rousey shares shocking sentiment on Fallon Fox (video embedded)

Ronda Rousey definitely doesn’t think that transgender fighter Fallon Fox should compete against men. But she does believe there is a strong possibility that men who change their sex to female before puberty could actually bring a strong argument to the table. What’s really shocking is how much sense her argument seems to make. If Fallon’s body hadn’t started developing as a man’s yet, maybe she could make a stronger

Is Cat Zingano’s injury a blessing in disguise for TUF?

When Dana White announced that the next coaches for TUF ( The Ultimate Fighter) would be two women and one of them would be Ronda Rousey, fans were ecstatic. Fans were more excited to find out that Miesha Tate would more than likely be opposite Rousey in the coaching  jobs. All she had to do is beat undefeated prospect Cat Zingano, which she almost accomplished. Tate came out aggressive 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