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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.
Thanks for reading this article! If you are taking the time out to see what this Patreon thing is all about, then you are no doubt a regular visitor to our website. So we thank you again for that! My name is Rew Mitchell and I’m the owner of Awakening and we have decided to start a Patreon page in the hope that we can continue to exist into the future.
The Ultimate Fighter season 23 cast has been confirmed! Both women’s Strawweight and men’s Light Heavyweight tournaments are featured this season. UFC Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (11-0) will coach opposite number one ranked contender Claudia Gadelha (13-1).
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.
We were recently contacted by BookMartialArts.com to see if we would be interested in swapping articles to help each other get word out. After checking out their website, within five minutes it was clear to us that what they were doing would be of interest with you guys. No money has changed hands between us, this is just our review of their company in return for their review of Awakening Fighters
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
Earlier today in Houston, TX at the Bellator 149: Shamrock vs Gracie press conference, Scott Coker the promotions President announced the launch of “Bellator Kickboxing”. The first event will be a co-promoted show with Oktagon Kickboxing, one of Europe’s largest and most respected promotions. If you’re lucky enough to live in or near Torino, Italy
Bellator MMA signs three new flyweights today, growing their flyweight division and proving yet again that they are big supporters of WMMA. The three top mma prospects are Brazilian fighters; Bruna Ellen, Bruna Vargas and Kenya Miranda have been signed earlier today to exclusive, multi-fight contracts.
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.
Today is a great day for the Awakening team, spirits are even higher than usual. We’re so happy to have reached 10,000 female fighter profiles! It’s taken us three years and we still have a long way to go. Our small team are dedicated to the cause, we enjoy the researching of info, messaging athletes back and forth, and we appreciate being corrected – right down to the minor details.
Female Muay Thai Awards 2015 Results. We want to thank all of those that nominated and voted in this years awards. Here are your results! View the Awakening WMMA Awards 2015 results. Female Fighter of the Year. Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu.
WMMA Awards 2015 Results. We want to thank all of those that nominated and voted in this years awards. Here are your results! View the Awakening Muay Thai Awards 2015 results. Female Fighter of the Year. Holly Holm.
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.
In Part Two of this Michele Aboro interview we found out about the difficult circumstances surrounding retirement. In this third part we ask Michele about her transition into coaching, the Aboro Academy and the commendable Aboro Foundation.
In Part One of this Michele Aboro interview we introduced the living legend and were told about some of the challenges of training and competing as a female fighter in the 80’s and 90’s. In this second part we hear about the controversial retirement and what it takes to stand your ground in the face of prejudice.
In Awakening’s eyes Michele Aboro (London, England) is female martial arts royalty, a true pioneer of female combat sports. Finding an opponent in today’s world has definitely become easier, but still has its challenges. During Michele’s career, which spanned from 1990 – 2002, she would have faced incredible challenges as a female fighter.