After watching the video of Strike Force’s Chris “Cyborg” Santos’ latest win, I wonder, is 2010 going to be the breakout year for women’s MMA? We have watched Gina Carano rise to become one of the most recognized female fighters and then lose the title fight to Cyborg in 2009. There are more women kick boxers/Muay Thai fighters learning how to do jiu jitsu so they can compete in MMA so I ask you – Is 2010 going to be the year of women’s MMA?
In this post I will talk about if this is the year women’s MMA is going to take off. I will talk a bit about the perception of women’s MMA in general and the required skill sets. Here is an overview of women’s MMA created in mid-2009.
This is a quick post about the January 30th, 2010 Chris “Cyborg” Santos vs Marloes Coenen match for the 145 pound championship coming up. Also some other mentions fighting that night; Nick Diaz, Robbie Lawler, & Herschel Walker are all fighting on the same card.
Unfortunately I do not have showtime anymore so I will be reduced to finding the Santos vs Coenen fight on the internet. If you are curious, with economic downturn, I’ve turned off digital cable but kept the inexpensive network channels.
In this post I’ll talk a bit about Cyborg’s challenger and show one of her fights. It is not that I am not interested in the other fights but I am more interested in seeing women’s MMA take off. Here is an interview with Marloes Coenen.
16 Jun 2009
Well one of the main fights of the Summer is fast approaching on August 15! Crush vs. Cyborg! Some of you might correct me and say Gina’s handle is now Conviction and you would be right but I like the sound of Crush.
Both women have good records in MMA with 7 wins and Cyborg has one loss. Both women are billed as ready to fight and both seem ready for 5 rounds. Showtime is now hosting the Strikeforce fights and doing a good job. I’ll highlight both fighters in this post and talk a bit about what it means to women’s MMA.