I could quite easily run out of breathless adjectives to describe the awesomeness of this card. Three world titles, three further bouts that could easily be no.1 contender fights and the three ‘other’ bouts featuring exciting talent and some of WMMA’s biggest names.
Top billing goes to Barb Honchak defending her Flyweight title against the popular Leslie Smith, with ‘Cookie Monster’ Carla Esparza‘s Straw-weight defence against undefeated Brazilian wrecking machine Claudia Gadelha in the co-headlining slot.
Third up, we have a new champion being crowned as Lauren Murphy faces Miriam Nakamoto in a battle of the undefeated knockout machines.
That theme continues as Muay Thai specialists Felice Herrig and Tecia Torres square off in a bout that could decide the next challenger for the straw-weight belt, so long as Herrig and BFF Carla Esparza don’t both win their matches.
If that happens, then expect the next challenger to come from our next bout as Scotland’s Joanne Calderwood pits her higher level striking against Finland’s well rounded Katja Kankaanpaa for what I’m calling the unofficial European title.
The featherweights return to the stage as Julia Budd and Charmaine Tweet are set to tangle, with the winner potentially earning the poisoned chalice of a shot at Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino’s title down the line…
Towards the bottom of the card we have such WMMA luminaries as Zoila Frausto Gurgel, Vanessa Porto, Tonya Evinger and Sarah D’Alelio and their relatively low position on the bill only underlines the depth of this card.
Opening up are the less known but every bit as exciting Nina Ansaroff and Munah Holland who both have reputations
This is an amazing card, full of exciting, technical and finish-hungry fighters. It’s worth every penny of your $14.95 (approx. £9.14) for the iPPV so please click here and get it bought.