Monthly Most Viewed June 2016

Denise Kielholtz

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.

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Monthly Most Viewed May 2016

Fredia Gibbs

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.

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Kerry Hughes interview, ahead of her March 12th world title fight against Marie Lang

Kerry Hughes

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.

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A review of, a martial arts themed travel website

We were recently contacted by 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

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Amber Brown Interview, Fan Favourite Atomweight of the Year

Amber Brown Interview

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.

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Yolanda Schmidt Interview, Muay Thai Newcomer of the Year 2015

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

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Bellator Kickboxing Announced

Bellator Kickboxing announced

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

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Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu interview

Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu

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.

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10K female fighters

Lou Richards

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.

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