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Author: Melanie Gale

Andy “The CrAsian” Nguyen Makes KOTC Comeback

Photo courtesy of KOTC//Andy Nguyen lands a leg kick in her championship bout against Melissa Karagianis in August. People thought former King of the Cage (KOTC) atomweight champion Andy “The CrAsian” Nguyen would drop out of her upcoming KOTC bout after the sudden death of her father. Deep grief is mentally exhausting and all-consuming in a way those who have never experienced it can never imagine. Nguyen’s training was curtailed as she struggled her way through mourning for her father. But the CrAsian has regained her emotional balance, and has something to say to those who doubted she would...

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Jessica-Rose Clark on UFC Debut: “It Was Always Going to Happen That Way”

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 19: Jessica-Rose Clark of Austrlia celebrates her victory over Bec Rawlings of Australia in their women’s flyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at Qudos Bank Arena on November 19, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) Jessica-Rose Clark (8-4-0-1) stood across the Octagon from fellow Aussie Bec Rawlings in Sydney, Australia, on Nov. 19, the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura. She wasn’t supposed to be there. She should have been back in Las Vegas training with her coach John Wood at Syndicate MMA for her upcoming fight with Vanessa...

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The Best of 2017 Women’s MMA

LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 30: (R-L) Cris Cyborg of Brazil and Holly Holm hug after the conclusion after their women’s featherweight bout during the UFC 219 event inside T-Mobile Arena on December 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) A saying among WMMA fans is that “the women always bring it.” They bring the heat, they bring the fun, they bring technical precision and savage brutality, they bring rivalries as intense as any in MMA, and they bring grace and sportsmanship in both victory and loss. And they brought it...

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