Friday, October 31, 2014

Invicta FC 9 Live on UFC Fight Pass Tomorrow Night

Invicta FC hits the road for the first time and visits The RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa tomorrow night. Before the ladies throw down catch the live weigh-in on UFC Fight Pass today at 5pm ET and then tune into UFC Fight Pass again tomorrow at 8pm ET for fight night! Check out the full fight card listed below and send a shout out to your favorite fighters via Twitter by clicking on their names.

Fight Card

Barb Honchak vs. Takayo Hashi (flyweight championship)
Mizuki Inoue vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Posted on October 31, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fighter Babe Kelly McGill Makes Her Invicta FC Debut this Saturday

Fighter babe “Killer” Kelly McGill (1-0) returns to the cage this Saturday for Invicta FC 9 at the RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa. Fighting out of Modesto, California we recently caught up with Kelly prior to her Invicta FC debut this Saturday for the interview below to learn a little more about her.

How did you get involved in MMA and how long have you been training?

-I got into MMA by being too competitive. Haha. I was 14 years old when I saw my dad watching a WEC event. I was very interested and taken by the sport at first glance. I jokingly said to my dad, "I could do that!" and he quickly said "Yeah right." I was a total girlie girl at the time so I understood why he said that, but saying 'yeah right' really made me want to at least try it to prove him wrong. Haha. After begging for about a year, daily, my parents finally signed me up for my first jiu-jitsu class and my love for the sport blossomed from there.

Where are you currently training, and what's a typical training week like for you?

-I train at Oakdale and Sonora MMA. A typical week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I go to Full Force Personal Training in Modesto for an hour in the morning and work one on one with my personal trainer Mike Sousa. After that I go to school and what not, and then I go to Oakdale MMA and train for about three hours at night. Tuesday and Thursday are a little different. I go to Oakdale MMA in the morning to do an hour of kickboxing and then I go to school and stuff. Finally I go to Sonora MMA and train for a very long time up there in the high elevation. When I have a fight lined up I do a bunch of other exercises between school and work outs, this is just a brief summary of a typical week.

How did you get the fight nickname “Killer”?

-I don't know or remember exactly how I got my fight name "Killer." I think somebody called me it one time and I liked how well it flowed with my name so I just stuck with it.

Tell us about your upcoming fight, who you're fighting and where?

-I am fighting Saturday November 1st for Invicta FC in Davenport, Iowa against Maegan Goodwin.

What is your best experience as a fighter? What is your worst?

-Signing with Invicta FC is definitely the best experience I've had as a fighter. Fighting for Invicta FC is a dream come true and I am so blessed to be given this opportunity.

-My worst experience as a fighter was having to cut ten pounds in 24 hours for a previous fight because my original opponent pulled out and the only replacement they could fight was a weight class below. That day was so torturous. Haha.

What advice would you give to other women who are reading this interview and want to get started in MMA?

-Never give up. Times are going to get hard, some practices are going to suck, you are going to lose, you are going to get beat up, you are going to be in a lot of pain, and you are going to want to give up. My advice is don't give up. Yes, all those things I listed suck but nothing compares to the feeling you get when you win a fight, make weight, get a move right at practice, or have little kids tell you they look up to you. You have to work hard for what you want, and if you give up you will never get what you wanted. With great sacrifice comes great reward, you just have to keep on pushing forward.

What or who are your inspirations in MMA and life?

-Cris Cyborg, Julie Kedzie, and Tecia Torres are the main MMA fighters I look up to. I admire the way all three of those ladies handled their careers and remain so down to earth. My two true inspirations in life are my parents. They are both so hard working and amazing human beings that I truly do look up to and admire them both deeply.

Who are your favorite MMA fighters?

-Cris Cyborg, Julie Kedzie, Tecia Torres, GSP, Rolando Velasco, and Cat Zingano.

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?

-I hope to go through the bantamweight division and become the Invicta FC champion. I hope to be #1 in the world someday. Most of all, I hope to leave a positive impact on the sport and for the next generation of fighters.

Any shout outs you would like to make?

-Thank you to everybody at Oakdale, Sonora, and Merced MMA. Thank you Full Force Personal Training in Modesto. Thank you to Dragon Do Fight Gear and Modules Technology Inc. Thank you to my parents and boyfriend Rolando Velasco for everything. Thank you to Shannon Knapp, Julie Kedzie, and Invicta FC. Thank you Babes of MMA for allowing me this opportunity.

Thank you very much for your time Kelly and good luck on fight night! Click here to purchase tickets to Kelly’s fight or tune into UFC Fight Pass to watch the live stream. Send your shout outs to Kelly on Facebook and Twitter!

Posted on October 30, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jessica Storie Released her First Single "The Small Things" Last Week

MMA knockout Jessica Storie is also a musician who just released her very first single titled "The Small Things". Click here to purchase now and send your shout outs to Jessica on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Congrats on the release Jessica!

Posted on October 29, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc Returns to the Invicta FC Cage this Saturday

Babes of MMA sponsored fighter Nicdali "The Night Queen" Rivera-Calanoc (8-7) returns to the Invicta FC cage this Saturday night to throw down with Jodie Esquibel (4-1) at the RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa. Click here to purchase tickets to Nicdali’s fight or tune into UFC Fight Pass to watch the live stream. Send your shout outs to Nicdali on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! See you soon Nic and good luck!

Posted on October 28, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fighter Babe Amber Brown Makes Her Invicta FC Debut this Saturday

Fighter babe Amber “The Bully” Brown (3-1) returns to the cage this Saturday for Invicta FC 9 at the RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa. Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico we recently caught up with Amber prior to her Invicta FC debut this Saturday for the interview below to learn a little more about her.

How did you get involved in MMA and how long have you been training?

-I first started training just boxing as a way to get into shape after having my daughter, almost 6 years ago. I wanted to try out an amateur boxing match maybe about a year or so later and fell in love with everything about competing. Competition was very limited at that time in boxing so I decided to do MMA about 2 1/2 years ago.

Where are you currently training, and what's a typical training week like for you?

-I train out of Fit-NHB in Albuquerque. My weeks are very busy, lots of sparring, also breaking down each discipline, strength & conditioning, and cardio. I take off maybe 1 day a week unless my body feels like it needs more. ALWAYS in the gym!

Tell us about your upcoming fight, who you're fighting and where?

-My upcoming fight will be at Invicta FC 9 in Davenport, Iowa against "Lightning" Liz McCarthy.

What is your best experience as a fighter? What is your worst?

-My best experience so far in my career was being able to go to Tokyo, Japan twice in 2 months to fight!

-I would say the worst part is getting all the dirty looks in public when you have black eyes!

What advice would you give to other women who are reading this interview and want to get started in MMA?

-If I could give any woman advice who is interested in MMA, I would say GO FOR IT!!! Follow your dreams and never give up. Hard work definitely pays off!

What or who are your inspirations in MMA and life?

-My inspirations would have to be my coaches, Arlene Sanchez, Tom Vaughn, and Jon Judy! My husband Joe Blake and most of all, my daughter Maliyah!

Who are your favorite MMA fighters?

-Honestly, I do not have a favorite fighter at this point.

How do you enjoy your free time when not training or fighting?

-During my free time, if I am not in the gym, I mostly enjoy being with my family spending time with them, or being anywhere outdoors!

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?

-I want to prove myself amongst the best in the world, no easy fights; I want to be the best so I have to fight the best. I want to eventually have a gym of my own one day and pass down what I've learned to others.

Any shout outs you would like to make?

-I would like to send some love over to my whole Wildbunch family, my coaches Tom, Arlene, and JJ. To my husband Joe and also my sponsors Unleashed Sports Nutrition, Damage Control Mouthguards, Mei-Li Fighting, and Tony's Pizza & More.

Thank you very much for your time Amber and good luck on fight night! Click here to purchase tickets to Amber’s fight or tune into UFC Fight Pass to watch the live stream. Send your shout outs to Amber on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Posted on October 27, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com

Friday, October 24, 2014

Angela Jennings Defended her CCCC Title this Past Saturday

Babes of MMA sponsored fighter Angela "The Predator" Jennings (5-4) defeated Lauren Foley via a fourth round submission (flying armbar) in the main event at Capital City Cagefight Championships: Moment of Truth in Lansing, Michigan this past Saturday to defend her flyweight title. Click here to see more pictures from this event courtesy of Angela and captured by Del Rio Images. You can also click here to see the amazing finish by Angela. Send your shout outs to her on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Congrats again Angela!

Posted on October 24, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hump Day Hottie Lauren Monday




Check out this sexy new video from MMA knockout Lauren Monday! For more on Lauren check out her website and give her a follow on Instagram and Twitter. Happy hump day!

Posted on October 22, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com

Monday, October 20, 2014

Marloes Coenen Returns to the Cage this Friday for Bellator MMA

Fighter babe Marloes "Rumina" Coenen (21-6) makes her MMA return this Friday night against Annalisa "No Fear" Bucci (7-3) for Bellator 130 at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. Click here for tickets or tune into Spike TV at 9pm ET for the main card. Send your shout outs to Marloes on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Good luck Marloes!

Posted on October 20, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Meet Arianny Celeste at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo Today

If you're in the Southern California area head over to the Long Beach Convention Center for the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo and meet UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste from 11am to 2pm at the Jaco Clothing booth. Pick up Arianny's 2015 calendar and get it autographed in person.

Posted on October 18, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com

Friday, October 17, 2014

Foxy Friday from Brittany Elizabeth

Let's kick off the weekend with some beautiful new work from MMA babe Brittany Elizabeth! For more on Brittany give her a follow and shout out on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Have a great weekend!

Posted on October 17, 2014 by www.babesofmma.com