Twitter was buzzing with live tweets from various MMA fighters during Invicta’s FC7 event on December 7th, 2013. Ladies like Miesha Tate (who participated as a guest analyst) and Roxie Modafferi were sharing their thoughts online during the event and reacting to the injuries.
Some good news has also emerged regarding the addition of a Straw Weight division in the UFC for women. They’ll be getting eleven of Invicta’s fighters for it, which is to be expected given the emergence of popularity for women’s MMA fighting. This is a great advance for professional female MMA fighters who would have otherwise struggled to gain a following and the popularity necessary to receive endorsements. According to InvictaFC.com, the incoming fighters are:
Carla Esparza, Claudia Gadelha, Felice Herrig, Joanne Calderwood, Tecia Torres,Rose Namajunas, Bec Hyatt, Emily Kagan, Alex Chambers, Julianna Lima, and Paige Van Zan.
The site also reports that they will be in an all-female season of The Ultimate Fighter next year. I expect that it will be a great season given that Dana White can see past petty drama and holds fighters accountable for what really matters, which is fighting skills. Despite season 18 having some silly moments, the focus was still on whether the fighters were showing the right amount of discipline and whether they were truly dedicated to seeing their dreams come true and becoming The Ultimate Fighter.