Female fighters are great in the cage, ring or on the mat, but sometimes perhaps even greater to be seen on the silver screen – and we’re not talking about actresses who learned a few tricks, used stunt doubles to perform their dance and call it a fight. We’re talking about actual martial artists turned actresses who have transposed their true skill into their roles. One of the most recent examples of a female fighter taking her talent to the silver screen is Ronda Rousey, fighting her way into The Expendables 3 and going to the worst places to drive in Furious 7.
At the beginning of each year we take a look back at the previous year to find out some stats. So what are the most viewed female fighter profiles 2018?
Welcome to the 5th annual Awakening Female Muay Thai Awards. Here are your results for the year of 2017!
Welcome to the 5th annual Awakening Women’s MMA Awards. Each year we refine and develop the categories, nominating and voting process. This year the number of categories has doubled due to our inclusion of the Awakening choice categories. If you have any questions or suggestions then we encourage you to join our forum and have your say.
Let us not forget Jessica Lindsay. It’s with a heavy heart I write this small article. Jessica Lindsay, an eighteen year old from Perth, Australia, has passed away due to extreme dehydration from weight cutting.
Awakening Female Muay Thai Awards 2016 results. We want to thank all of those that nominated and voted in this years awards. Here are your results! View the Awakening Women’s MMA Awards 2016 results. Female Fighter of the Year. Antonina Shevchenko.
Awakening WMMA Awards 2016 results. We want to thank all of those that nominated and voted in this year’s awards. Here are your results! View the Awakening Muay Thai Awards 2016 results. View the Awakening Muay Thai Awards 2016 results. Female Fighter of the Year. Amanda Nunes.
Nominations are now open The nomination stage of the Awakening Awards has begun and you are invited to submit your nominations!
The Awakening Awards 2016 Are Coming! It’s that time of year again folks. The fourth annual Awakening Female Fighter Awards are coming!
Here is a look at the Monthly Most Viewed June 2016. June’s top 20 Awakening profiles list sees female fighters from from fourteen different countries. 1. Denise Kielholtz. Multi-disciplinarian / Flevoland, Netherlands. 469 Unique Page Views in June. 534 Total Page Views in June. 7 Facebook Likes. +13 Thumbs Up.
Here is a look at the Monthly Most Viewed May 2016. May’s top 20 awakening profiles list sees female fighters from from ten different countries. 1. Fredia Gibbs. Multi-disciplinarian / California, USA. 296 Unique Page Views in April. 573 Total Page Views in April. 228 Facebook Likes. +15 Thumbs Up.
Here is a look at the Monthly Most Viewed April 2016. There are a couple of surprising entries however the majority of athletes that appear her can be traced back to the monthly goings on in the fight world. April’s top 20 sees female fighters from from eight different countries.
The Monthly Most Viewed listing is back after over 14 months since the last post. Here we have a look at the top twenty most viewed female fighter profiles in the Awakening fighter database during March. March’s top 20 sees female fighters from from seven different countries.
Kerry Hughes, aka “Rocksteady” is British fighter who fights out of BKK Fighters in Colchester. She’s had a total of 9 fights to date in MMA, K1 and Muay Thai. We’ve met her a few times and one thing that can be said about Kerry, something that we found apparent, is that she’s hungry to fight and push forward to new tougher challenges. We grabbed some time with her to ask about her upcoming title fight on March 12th, and her previous busy months.
With UFC 196 just around the corner there’s a real buzz in the air, as we’re all getting set to watch Holly Holm make her first defence of the UFC World Bantamweight title against Miesha Tate. There’s speculation on social media amongst fans as to how it will go down, “What are Tate’s chances?”.
We decided to have a catch up with Jorina Baars, just because it was about time! This lady really doesn’t need an introduction, we all know who she is right!? So we’ll skip that and jump right in! Awakening: Hey Jorina, thanks so much for joining us again, how are you!?
Amber Brown is an MMA fighter from New Mexico, USA. Her current record is 6-1-0 and she’s been on a winning streak since 2013. She’s a lady that really needs no introduction because you the community voted her the ‘Fan Favourite Atomweight of the Year’ in the Awakening WMMA Awards! We caught up with Amber to find out her thoughts on your vote and took the opportunity to ask her a few more questions.
Yolanda Schmidt is a professional Muay Thai fighter from South Africa, she now lives in Australia where she fights out of PTJ Muay Thai Gym. Out of her 18 fights she has only been defeated twice, once as an amateur and once as a pro. Her fights are always exciting to watch, and she’s very active on social media where you will catch her, so we urge you to go like her various pages
Here is our Macy Chiasson interview, your voted winner of the ‘Amateur Fighter of the Year’. Macy, aka ‘The Chainsaw’ is a young Amateur champion fighting out of Louisiana, USA. Her current amateur record is 5-1-0, and she’s on a four fight winning streak. We decided to ask Macy some questions and find out some more about her!
Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu was your winner of the Fighter of the Year Award in the 2015 Awakening Female Muay Thai Awards. We arranged a skype interview with her but unfortunately failed on a few technical issues. Thankfully Sylvie captured her video and caught the audio also. The video is above. You can also see this same interview on Sylvie’s website where she provides a few extra notes.
Awakening Awards 2015 The nominations stage for 2015 has begun! It’s that time of year again, so get your nominations in for the annual community voted Awakening Awards 2015. Nominate your favourite Muay Thai and MMA female fighters today by heading over to our Facebook page: facebook.com/awakeningfighters
In Part Three of this Michele Aboro interview we found out about the Aboro Academy and commendable Aboro Foundation. In this fourth and final part we ask Michele about her health, and we also get her thoughts on what needs to happen in the industry to further growth the female side of combat sports.