WMMA Today gets you caught up on the week that was and the week that will be in women’s MMA.
The top submission grapplers in the world invade Nottingham, England this weekend to compete at the prestigious ADCC World Championships. The men feature 16 competitors in five separate weight classes, while the women have 8 competitors in just two weight classes; under 60kgs (132-lbs) and over 60kgs. The women competing this year are:
1. Luanna Alzuguir, Brazil (2009 Champion)
2. Lara Jayne Ng, Australia (Oceania Trials Winner)
3. Takayo Hashi, Japan (Asian Trials Winner)
4. Cat Zingano, USA (North American Trials Winner, ranked #4 at Super Flyweight in MMA)
5. Michelle Nicolini, Brazil (South American Trials Winner)
6. Sara Svensson, Sweden (European Trials Winner)
7. Krya Gracie, Brazil (Special Invitation)
8. Rosi Sexton, UK (Special Invitation, ranked #3 at Super Flyweight in MMA)
1. Hannette Staack, Brazil (2009 Champion)
2. Fiona Muxlow, Australia (Oceania Trials Winner)
3. Penny Thomas, South Africa (North American Trials Winner)
4. Talita Nogueira, Brazil (South American Trials Winner)
5. Devi Ahuja, Norway (European Trials Winner)
6. Gabi Garcia, Brazil (Special Invitation)
7. Ida Hansson, Denmark (Special Invitation)
8. Katrina Weilbacher, USA (Special Invitation)
The event will be streamed LIVE and available for purchase for $25 at Budovideos.com.
9-16 The scheduled fight between Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras (1-0) and Sy “The Dragon Lady” Jewett (2-0) at Aggression MMA 8 was canceled when Jewett had to withdraw due to injury.
9-23 Cassie Rodish (0-3) takes on Mariah Johnson (0-4) at MCC 36: Back in Action.
9-24 10th ranked, Jessica “Evil” Eye (3-1) battles Casey “KO” Noland (3-1) at Bellator 51. The prelims will be streamed LIVE on Spike.com starting at 7pm EST, then the main card will air on MTV2 starting at 9pm.
9-24 Jasminka Cive (3-0) faces Sandra Jursova (0-0) at Braunauer: Fight Night and
9-24 Lynae Lovato (0-0) makes her pro debut against Nohime Dennisson (0-1) at United: MMA Bash.
**Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.