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Russian female mixed martial artist Julia Berezikova has joined a patriotic group aimed at protecting Russia from pro-democracy protesters. Last year, the Maidan protests in Kiev successfully led to the ejection of former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych. Russia and the Ukraine have since been at odds, and that had helped bring about ‘patriotic' Russian groups such as ‘Anti-Maidan.' The group, which is named in reference to square where the protests took place in Kiev, was created to hinder p read news >>

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A female bantamweight bout between Liz Carmouche and Lauren Murphy has been added the to quickly expanding UFC Fight Night 63 fight card. read news >>

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Women's MMA took a giant step forward in 2014, whether it was because there were a record number of fights, the re-inclusion of women in Bellator or The Ultimate Fighter 20 crowning a UFC strawweight champion. Basically, it was a big year for the ladies. Ronda Rousey continued to be the face of the charge. Bethe Correia is on her heels after beating two of her stablemates, and Carla Esparza took home UFC gold. Invicta got busy at the tail end of the year, and Cris "Cyborg" Justino failed in an a read news >>

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Women’s mixed martial arts continued to make its mark on MMA’s biggest stage in 2014, but a few women's performances stood above the rest. read news >>

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Top female bantamweight and former pro boxer Holly Holm wanted Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to postpone her bout with Raquel Pennington, after an untimely neck injury sidelined her for the remainder of 2014. That request was denied. The promotion, however, did the next best thing and paired her off with "Rocky" anyway, just a few weeks after The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 standout notched her first Octagon win, a first-round submission over Ashlee Evans-Smith earlier this month in Las Veg read news >>

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Colorado has hit a goldmine with WMMA fighter Lacey "The Ladie" Schuckman. She is unlike most female or even male fighters out there. Schuckman (10-7) has found read news >>

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Carla Esparza dominated Rose Namajunas to become the UFC’s first women’s strawweight champion, but for a division still forming from the primordial ooze, there’s likely plenty of excitement still to come.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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While most female fighters seem to aspire to join the UFC roster, veteran bantamweight Tonya Evinger insists she just doesn’t care about ever stepping in the octagon. Filed under: News read news >>

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In the latest edition of Strikes and Serves, Karim Zidan delves into the various reasons why tennis and MMA have become prominent sports for female athletes. After centuries of struggle, women have nearly succeeded in earning a place in every professional sport. Female professional athletes are Olympic medalists, world champions, and star-studded celebrities, and many rival their male counterparts in almost all aspects. However, while women participate and compete professionally in almost all sp read news >>

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Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 star Aisling Daly used to "beat up" Conor McGregor and Cathal Pendred back when they were new to mixed martial arts (MMA). read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder and UFC 184 co-headliner Ronda Rousey thinks Ronaldo is the world's hottest male athlete. No, not Ronaldo Souza -- though "Jacare" is definitely a beefcake -- but rather soccer stud Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays for Real Madrid. As for the hottest female athlete? None other than former Strikeforce star and future fantasy fight Gina Carano. No arguments here! read news >>

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Dublin-born MMA fighter Aisling Daly, going for TUF 20 glory in December's Finale, calls for stigma of sport being uncool for girls to be banished so more of them can thrive in Ireland read news >>

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In what she called a protest for not having healthcare, mixed martial artist Betina Baino has been arrested twice during the past week for walking naked in the streets of Brazil. read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is rolling out its new strawweight division with the help of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20, featuring a handful of the world's top 115-pound female mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters. That's in addition to the already-existing bantamweight division. So, what advice would former Strikeforce 145-pound titleholder Cris Cyborg have for these up-and coming ladies? Well, if they want to get ahead in this era of combat sports, they need to focus on their social media read news >>

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