It looks like women's MMA will be seeing new life in Bellator under the guidance of Scott Coker, as they've announced the signing of two notable featherweights.
Women's MMA is back on one of mixed martial arts' biggest stages with the announcement of two new fighters signed to the Bellator ranks. While reports were in the air that Bellator was targeting Gina Carano and Marloes Coenen, the end result is a little different. Marloes Coenen has been signed to a Bellator contract, but her first oppon read news >>
After nearly a year without any female mixed martial arts weight classes, Bellator MMA has jumped back into the fold with a women’s featherweight division. read news >>
Marloes Coenen, a former Strikeforce champion, and Julia Budd, who also fought in Scott Coker's original promotion, were the first two fighters announced Thursday morning as part of Bellator's plans of bringing women's fighting back with a 145=pound weight class division.Bellator, now run by Coker, announced that Coenen and Budd are scheduled to square off later this year in a fight on Spike TV.Coenen and Budd had both been fighting for Invicta. Invicta President Shannon Knapp said that Coenen's read news >>
It's no Cyborg vs. Carano 2 (eyt), but it's a start.
Scott Coker is bringing the women back into the fold, as Bellator MMA has announced the creation of a female featherweight division for its new-look promotion. Not coincidentally, the 145-pound weight class is something Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) does not have.
"We’re incredibly excited to bring in two of the best athletes competing in our sport today," the Bellator president said in today's release. "We are making a commitment read news >>
After shuttering its women’s divisions in 2013, Bellator MMA is reestablishing its 145-pound weight class for females, and two notables are among the first signings.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News read news >>
Invicta Fighting Championships has made a change to its upcoming pay-per-view debut. read news >>
Invicta FC 6 has been bitten again by the injury bug. Featherweight Julia Budd and strawweight Sarah Schneider have both been forced off of the July 13 fight card due to injuries. read news >>
Invicta Fighting Championships' next show has taken another injury hit. Julia Budd has suffered a neck injury that will knock her out of her featherweight bout against Ediane Gomes at Invicta FC 6. Stepping in for Budd will be Charmaine Tweet. read news >>
Finally building some momentum in her career, Julia Budd sees her Invicta FC 5 fight with Mollie Estes as the next step towards her goal of winning the featherweight title. read news >>
Four-time Strikeforce veteran Julia Budd is replacing an injured Veronica Rothenhausler and now faces Mollie Estes at next month's "Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson" event. read news >>
After a shuffling of their original opponents, Julia Budd and Mollie Estes will now square off in a featherweight contest at the highly anticipated Invicta FC 5. read news >>