Cheyanne "The Warrior Princess" Vlismas will make her highly anticipated professional MMA debut tomorrow night for Legacy Fighting Alliance 35 in Houston, Texas. After an elbow injury sustained in her last amateur fight sidelined her for several months, Vlismas is now ready to go and will be facing local fighter Karla Hernandez. See what she had to say about the injury and her upcoming fight in the video below.
For more on Cheyanne give her a follow and shout out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please visit Legacy Fighting Alliance for tickets and event information.
Posted on March 8, 2018 by www.babesofmma.com
UFC 222 is stacked with great ladies fights tonight! First up, Ashley "Spider Monkey" Yoder (5-3) welcomes BJJ ace Mackenzie Dern (5-0) to the Octagon in the headlining spot of the Fox Sports 1 preliminaries starting at 8 PM ET. Following this fight "Alpha" Cat Zingano (9-2) and Ketlen "Fenomeno" Vieira (9-0) will kick off the PPV main card starting at 10 PM ET. Finally, in the main event of the evening Cris Cyborg (19-1, 1 NC) will defend the UFC women's bantamweight title against Yana Kunitskaya (10-3, 1 NC). Good luck ladies.
Watch all the action live from the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada or tune into UFC Fight Pass, Fox Sports 1 and finally on PPV. Photos courtesy of the UFC and MMA FNL.
Posted on March 3, 2018 by www.babesofmma.com
How did you get involved in MMA and how long have you been training?
-I've done martial arts and been involved in combat sports for over 20 years. After seeing a women's MMA fight, I wanted to do it too. From there my martial arts training developed into MMA.
Where are you currently training, and what's a typical training week like for you?
-I currently train out of USAK and Luttrell/Yee MMA. On a typical training week, I train two to three times a day at USAK and I travel to Albuquerque to train at Luttrell/Yee MMA. Sometimes my schedule seems to be very packed as I have to balance that with my other passion as a kindergarten teacher, but I would have it no other way.
Tell us about your upcoming fight, who you're fighting and where?
-I will be fighting Chelsea Faulder (1-1) for the King of the Cage world strawweight title in Ontario, California.
What has been your best experience as a fighter?
-Thank God I have accomplished so many goals that I cannot pinpoint a particular event. It can go all the way from fighting in front of my karate students and hear them cheer and celebrate with me all the way to obviously getting my hand raised at the end of a fight. I guess if I have to choose something it would be the experience of the fight itself. Everything that has to do with it from training to the anticipation of it knowing that I have an opponent, craving for fight day to come, weigh-ins to the moment where they lock the cage and nothing matters anymore.
What advice would you give to other women who are reading this interview and want to get started in MMA?
-I would advise them to work hard and believe in themselves. Everyone has The Right to be the Best!
What or who are your inspirations in MMA and life?
-My inspiration in life and in MMA is my head coach Alfredo Vazquez as he has endeavored some extreme challenges that almost took his life but excelled and proved that winners never quit is not just a slogan.
Who are your favorite MMA fighters?
-My favorite MMA fighter is Lyoto Machida.
How do you enjoy your free time when not training or fighting?
-I enjoy extreme sports like skiing, shooting and motorcycle riding.
Lastly before we let you go we would love to hear about your future plans and let you send some shout outs.
Any future plans or dreams?
-Keep fighting and adding wins to my record.
Any shout outs you would like to make?
-Shout out to my camps USAK and Luttrell/Yee MMA!! All my training family! My coaches and sponsors for all their support and dedication! The fans, as all this wouldn't be possible without them!
Thank you very much for your time Cynthia and good luck on fight night! Click here for more event information including tickets and send your shout outs to Cynthia on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
Posted on February 22, 2018 by www.babesofmma.com
Invicta FC 27 returns to the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri tonight! Tickets are available via Ticketfly or you can watch all the action live on UFC Fight Pass starting at 8 PM ET. Check out the full fight card listed below and send a shout out to your favorite fighters via Twitter by clicking on their names.
Pannie Kianzad (8-2) vs. Sarah Kaufman (18-4, 1 NC)
Vanessa Porto (19-8) vs. Mariana Morais (12-5)
Sharon Jacobson (4-2) vs. Ashley Nichols (3-1)
Ashley Cummins (5-4) vs. Stephanie Alba (3-1, 1 NC)
Cheri Muraski (4-0) vs. Brogan Walker-Sanchez (4-0)
Felicia Spencer (3-0) vs. Akeela Al-Hameed (0-0)
Mallory Martin (1-2) vs. Tiffany Masters (2-1)
Mellissa Wang (1-0) vs. Loma Lookboonmee (0-0)
Jade Ripley (0-0) vs. Helen Peralta (0-0)
Photo courtesy of Invicta FC.
Posted on January 13, 2018 by www.babesofmma.com
Andy "The CrAsian" Nguyen (5-5) returns to King of the Cage tomorrow evening for an atomweight scrap with Katie Saull (1-2) at the WinnaVegas Casino Resort in Sloan, Iowa starting at 6 PM CT. Visit King of the Cage for more event information and pick up your tickets from the casino. Check with your local cable provider to watch live on television.
Send your shout outs to Andy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Photos courtesy of Andy, Rizin Fighting Federation and King of the Cage.
Posted on January 12, 2018 by www.babesofmma.com
UFC 219 features two excellent ladies match-ups both on the main card tomorrow night. First up, Cynthia Calvillo (6-0) will throw down with Carla "Cookie Monster" Esparza (13-4). Then in the main event, Cris Cyborg (18-1, 1 NC) will defend her featherweight title against Holly "The Preacher's Daughter" Holm (11-3). Watch all the action from the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada or live on PPV starting at 10 PM ET. Good luck ladies! Photos courtesy of the UFC.
Posted on December 29, 2017 by www.babesofmma.com
Angela Jennings makes her long awaited professional MMA debut tomorrow night against Courtney Martell for Knockout Promotions at the DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Tickets are available from etix, use code: angelajennings or watch online via FloCombat starting at 5 PM ET. For more on Angela give her a follow and shout out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Good luck Angela!
Posted on December 15, 2017 by www.babesofmma.com
Invicta FC 26 returns to the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri tonight! Tickets are available via Ticketfly or you can watch all the action live on UFC Fight Pass starting at 8 PM ET. Check out the full fight card listed below and send a shout out to your favorite fighters via Twitter by clicking on their names.
Flyweight Title: Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) vs. Aga Niedźwiedź (10-0)
Kaline Medeiros (8-5) vs. Mackenzie Dern (4-0)
Janaisa Morandin (9-1) vs. Kinberly Novaes (9-3)
Vanessa Porto (18-8) vs. Milana Dudieva (11-6)
Amy Montenegro (8-2) vs. Virna Jandiroba (11-0)
Amber Brown (6-4) vs. Tessa Simpson (5-2)
Christine Ferea (1-1) vs. Karina Rodríguez (5-2)
Kay Hansen (0-0) vs. Emilee Prince (0-0)
Photos courtesy of Invicta FC.
Posted on December 8, 2017 by www.babesofmma.com
UFC 218 brings us three great strawweight ladies fights! Catch all the action live from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Tune into the UFC Fight Pass early prelims at 6:15 PM ET, followed by the Fox Sports 1 prelims at 8 PM ET and finally the PPV main card at 10 PM ET. Don't be fooled by those good looks, these ladies will bring it in the Octagon tonight. Good luck ladies!
Main Card (PPV): Tecia "The Tiny Tornado" Torres (9-1) vs. Michelle "The Karate Hottie" Waterson (14-5)
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1): Felice "Lil Bulldog" Herrig (13-6) vs. Cortney "Cast Iron" Casey (7-4)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass): Amanda "ABC" Cooper (3-3) vs. Angela "Your Majesty" Magaña (11-8)
Posted on December 2, 2017 by www.babesofmma.com. Weigh-in photos by Esther Lin for MMA Fighting.
Kyra "Mogwai" Batara (6-4) and Paulina "Firefox" Granados (4-2) will be settled in the cage tomorrow night for the main event of Combate Americas 19 at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster or watch live on Telemundo at 12 a.m. ET/11 p.m. CT. Don't blink because these atomweights will bring it. Good luck ladies!
Posted on November 30, 2017 by www.babesofmma.com