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Breaking news: The Seattle Seahawks dominate the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII 43-8

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The Seattle Seahawks dominate the Denver Broncos to win Super Bowl XLVIII 43-8

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Alida Gray Is Coming To Fight At WSOF 8!

Simply put, Alida Gray comes to fight!

After starting her amateur MMA career in 2010, she turned pro in 2013 and hasn’t looked back.  She fought four times in 2013 alone and has yet to taste defeat.  But her career didn’t begin there.

Alida began training in judo at the tender age of 11 and received her black belt at 18 years of age.  At one point in her judo career, she was ranked #2 in the US.  She was a part of the 1992 Jr. World Team, the 1995 Sr. World Team and an alternate for the 1996 US Olympic Team.  Things began to slow down for a bit in 1998 when she decided to continue her education.  She would receive her bachelors degree from Cal. State University of San Bernardino and upon completion Gray would return to El Paso, Texas to be close to her family where she  also attended the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP) and received her teaching credentials.  While in Texas she was named assistant wrestling head coach of the year for 2011 and  2012 for Andres High School.  It was also at this time when Gray began to compete in amateur MMA.

In the 2013, Gray would make the decision to resign from her wrestling position and pursue her career in the professional ranks of women’s MMA.  From the start, she was a force to reckon with.  Gray blitzed through her opposition compiling an undefeated record of 4-0 and picking up to two titles in the process.  She would make headlines when a video of her fight with Soannia Tiem went viral.  Gray would unleash a vicious overhand right to the chin of Tiem who was knocked out before she hit the matte.  It was a KO that put her up for the  “KO of the Year” award on multiple MMA news websites.

Gray has proved that she is here to stay and is willing to take on all comers.  So when she got the call from WSOF, it was an easy decision to make. “When approached by WSOF, they brought up the proposal to fight Jessica Aguilar,” tells Gray.  “I was planning on trying out for The Ultimate Fighter. But when I got the call to fight the #1 one girl in the world… I jumped at the opportunity,” she continued.

The call came not only to fight the #1 girl in the world, but to fight for the inaugural WSOF strawweight title.  For those who know Alida, knew she wouldn’t shy away from this offer. “It does not add pressure,” said Alida.  “I fought for a title in my pro-debut at Sugar Creek Showdown in Oklahoma. Fighting for WSOF alone is pressure. Fighting for a title is a bonus,” she continued..

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Alida Yvette Gray

Since 2010, Alida Gray has trained out of Bushido MMA in El Paso and feels that the training she receives has her more than ready for January 18th when she takes on Aguilar. “Training for this fight has been intense,” tells Gray.  “Being at Bushido with my coaches and teammates pushing me to be a world champion has been intensely different. Unlike American Top Team… I’m the first fighter at Bushido to have this type opportunity. So, I can say that all eyes are on me to put my team on the map,” she continued.

But even with the training, Gray is expecting one heck of a fight with Aguilar.  “I expect this to be my biggest challenge.  She is the #1 strawweight in the world and I wouldn’t expect anything less. It is going to be a fight that I will never forget,” says Gray.

Gray is quick to point out how grateful she is for this opportunity and how WSOF is now providing a platform for women in the sport of MMA.  “I’m glad that MMA is having success in different organizations, but especially for women,” affirms Gray.  “Doors are opening and its giving us an opportunity to display our talents. I’m happy that WSOF is stepping up and providing an opportunity for women to fight in their organization,” she continued.

To be a professional athlete takes a strong work ethic, determination and support from those around you.  For Alida Gray, she has all three.  “I fight for several reasons,” Gray explains.  “ As an educator, I have pushed my student/athletes to set goals and follow their dreams. When I was contemplating on pursuing a career in MMA. My wrestlers were the ones that pushed me to follow my dreams. They knew and understood why I had to quit coaching in order to become a professional fighter. They are my inspiration! The support and love that I receive from my family is another reason why I fight. But the ultimate reason that I fight is for my father (Leonard Gray). He was the reason why I got involved in Judo. He was the backbone of all my success in Judo, education, and happiness in life,” says Gray.

Being that MMA is a team sport, Gray had this to say, “I would like to Thank all of my family, friends, coaches, and teammates for supporting me in my journey,” tells Gray. “I would also like to Thank my sponsors: Great American Restaurant, Sun City Legal Services, Garcia’s Income Tax, and MALO Fight Gear,” she continued.

Alida Gray meets Jessica “JAG” Aguilar January 18th at WSOF 8 for the inaugural WSOF Strawweight title in Hollywood, Florida.  And she is coming to fight!

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Help Zingano Family (Cat and son)

It is with deepest sympathy that it has been reported that Mauricio Zingano has passed away. He leaves behind a wife Cat (Albert) Zingano and a son. Please help Cat during this time by donating to her family and helpcat zinganoing her during this time. Prayers are with her and her extended family (MMA/BJJ) RIP Mauricio.

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Liz Carmouche to take on Miesha Tate at FOX UFC Saturday event April 19th

According to UFC Article that was posted today:

“Heavyweight title eliminator, top-ten women’s bout on tap…

The UFC returns to the The Sunshine State on April 19 for a FOX UFC Saturday event at the Amway Center in Orlando.
Two bouts have been confirmed for the just-announced card: Second-ranked heavyweight contender
Fabricio Werdum will face third-ranked heavyweight contender Travis Browne with the winner likely securing a heavyweight title shot
Plus second-ranked bantamweight
Miesha Tate takes on seventh-ranked Liz Carmouche in a battle of women’s MMA stars.
Tickets for the event are expected to go on sale February 14. More details will be available in coming weeks on www.UFC.com.”

Miesha who is coming off a disaster loss from UFC Bantamweight ChamLiz Carmouchepion Ronda Rousey is looking for her first win of the year against a strong Liz Carmouche good luck to both fighters on their upcoming camps and fight!

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UFC ISSUES STATEMENT ON MATT BROWN

200px-Mattbrown“Matt Brown has apologized for the comments made on his podcast, and we have addressed the matter with him. His comments don’t reflect the views of the UFC. There’s no place for discrimination within our organization at any level. The UFC is built on principles of respect, and any statements to the contrary are not acceptable.”

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Police: Woman raped by MMA exec who owns Explosive Sports Productions: (ROC) Return of the Coliseum

By Colton Campbell/Times-Georgian

Explosive Sports Production“An Atlanta man allegedly enticed a Carrollton woman, promising her money and a modeling career, in an effort to sexually assault her, police said Monday.

Christopher Michael Stephans, 45, is currently being held in Carroll County jail on the single charge of rape. The man, whose address is listed as being in Buckhead, was denied bond in his first appearance hearing.

Capt. Chris Dobbs and Cpl. Joe Gramling of Carrollton Police Department said Stephans solicited the 20-year-old female victim through Facebook, soliciting her for a modeling opportunity to work as a “ring girl” at an upcoming fight at the mixed martial arts (MMA) arena he owns.

Through his Facebook solicitation, Gramling said, Stephans got the victim to send photos and set up a time and place to meet for an interview. The two met at the woman’s residence in Carrollton.

“During the course of the interview, he works his way into removing his and her clothing,” Gramling said. “She got to a point where she didn’t feel comfortable anymore, and that’s when he became physically aggressive and the incident occurred.”

Police said the incident occurred on Dec. 31 at a residence in Carrollton.”

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Julianna Pena meets Jessica Andrade in first non TUF UFC fight at UFC 171

From TUF to a pretty tough matchup.

Julianna Pena, the Ultimate Fighter 18 winner, will make her non-TUF UFC debut against Jessica Andrade at UFC 171 on March 15 in Dallas. Pena became the first-ever women’s Ultimate Fighter winner when she steamrolled Jessica Rakoczy in the final last month

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HAPPY NEW YEAR WMMA 2014

Happy New Year everyone, hope that 2014 will bring many new things for wmma! stick with SportsGeeks as we bring you the best in wmma news, rankings and events from around the world we are the #1 wmma website in the world dedicated to only to wmma that features all 10 dvisions/classes of females fighters in the rankings!! keep up the great work!! and cannot wait for this years fights!!!
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Canadian Female MMA Rankings – December 2013

With Ronda Rousey busy defending her UFC championship, Invicta giving women a place to complete, and The Ultimate Fighter introducing the country to even more women fighters, it was time for Top MMA News to revisit ranking our Canadian female fighters.

Read More Here: Canadian Female MMA Rankings – December 2013 | Top MMA News at topmmanews.com

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Jessica Eye vs. Alexis Davis Added to UFC 170

UFC officials announced Monday evening that a bout between bantamweight fighters Jessica Eye and Alexis Davis has been added to UFC 170.

This match-up being added to the growing PPV card which takes place on February 22nd in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jessica Eye (11-1) who just fought Sarah Kaufman in her UFC debut and won by split decision at UFC 166 in October and that win was Jessica’s 8th in a row and is ranked 4th in the world who hails from Cleveland, Ohio.

Alexis Davis (15-5) who is 3-0 in 2013 one with Invicta and 2-0 in the UFC and her latest victory against Liz Carmouche with a Unanimous Decision back in November.

UFC 170 is scheduled to be headlined by women’s bantamweight title fight between titleholder Ronda Rousey and Challenger Sara McMann.

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Jessica Eye

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