Welcome to our new weekly column “The MRS”. This weekly update will feature Miscellaneous news that is worth mentioning that we didn’t get to, Rumors, and Scheduled fights of the weekend.
InvictaFC will be doing an open try-out in March. No word on a date or location, but they did state it will be a west coast event. The promotion will release more info next week.
XFC will be hold their open tryouts March 9 at FLO MMA in Palatine, IL. It is open to 105 to 135ers.
Congratulations to Bec Hyatt, who has signed with U.S. based Alchemist Management. The company also represents UFC title contender Liz Carmouche.
The 9th Annual “Girls Fight Only” will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands Feb. 17. The event features a full day kickboxing, MMA, and grappling with several generations of fighters. Matches to be announced in the next few weeks.
Tara LaRosa is finding a new home at Jackson’s MMA. After moving to Seattle this past year, the veteran fighter has pulled up roots again to train with one of the best female teams in MMA; which includes Julie Kedzie, Holly Holm, and Heather Clark.
WWE Champion C.M. Punk admitted in an interview with Ariel Helwanii that he thinks that female MMA fighters are tougher than the guys. Punk stated “Women by far when it’s crunch time and their back is against the wall, are more often tougher than most men”. He also saw his first live MMA card this past December cheering on his friend Felice Herrig at Bellator. You can see his complete interview here.
#6 ranked flyweight Katja Kankaanpaa, who is coming off a win over Ais “The Bash” Daly New Years Eve, is now on twitter – @KillerBunny_MMA.
InvictaFC is wavering about doing their April card in Irvine, CA from what we have been hearing. Twitter rumblings are that the venue that Bellator used for their event (UCI Bren Events Center) was going to be the place, but that seems not to be the case. Also concerns about how much it is to license a fighter is being taken into consideration. This doesn’t mean that Irvine is still out of the question.
Several fighters are still gunning for the Invicta 5 card, including Australian Fiona Muxlow and Austrian Jasminka Cive. Hyatt stated she should have an opponent announcement shortly.
Herrig has also stated she will be announcing her upcoming fight with Bellator this coming week.
Rufus and VanSoest
Friday Night on AXS TV, Tiffnay Van Soest and Alexis Rufus will be the co-main event of the Lion Promotions Muay Thai card in Las Vegas, which will air live on AXS TV. Vivian Leung vs. Kate McGrey is also on the card.
Saturday In the pro ranks, Dakota Fighting Championships in Fargo, ND will feature Amber Stautzenberger taking on Summer Artherton. The event will stream live and free on http://www.midwestfightshop.com/.
In other pro action, Amber Brown takes on Abby Higginbotham at King of the Cage in Norman, OK.
ShamrockFC in St. Louis, MO returns with two amateur bouts – Nikki Smith vs. Krystal Clark and Susie Wyatt vs. Melissa Shepard.
SPAMMA V in Lubbock, TX will feature Allie Blankenship vs Brittany Robertson & Sugar Creek Showdown in Hinton, OK will feature April Penrod vs Taren Pennell.
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