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Here’s How the UFC’s First Female MMA Fight Went, and Why It’s Been a Long Time Coming - via The Mary Sue
On Saturday night, both women entered the Octagon for a five-round, championship battle. Almost immediately, Carmouche had Rousey in trouble. A rear-naked choke turned into an ugly neck crank. It looked as though Rousey’s run as champion might come to an end but Rousey toughed it out, escaped, and they went to the ground. With only eleven seconds left in the first round, Rousey maneuvered Carmouche into an armbar and ended the fight—retaining her Bantamweight belt and her streak of consecutive first round armbar submissions…
Dana White, who has always been concerned with whether or not there were enough female fighters or public interest to constitute a women’s division said, “This is, without a doubt, the most media attention we’ve ever had leading up to a fight,” and afterward came the announcement that White had signed ten female fighters to the UFC with five more on the way.
It looks like, thanks to Rousey and Carmouche, women have finally arrived in the UFC and they’re here to stay.
About fucking time, and FUCK YEAH.
Good gravy! I might actually start watching UFC fights again.
(That armbar is brutal. Don’t fuck with judoka.)
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Made a decision on stance-power side forward, weight 50-50, arms just below shoulder level. RIGHT HANDED: Left arm bent 90 degrees at elbow, 45 degrees up (from parallel to ground), elbow kept close to ribs. Right arm bent 120 degrees at elbow, palm facing out, humerus nearly parallel to floor.
I’ve chosen this stance because it offers a lot of adaptability. It’s easy to transition to from a RBSD fence, and it’s a comfortable stance (for me at least) that offers serious defensive possibilities. I’m relying heavily on my fencing experience here with the power side forward, but fortune favors the bold (and it worked for Bruce, didn’t it?).
J. O. Combative System
So first post for the combat system-hand positioning.
I’ve given a lot of consideration as to how I want to set up the hand positioning, and I’ve settled on a bit of a hybrid grip from everything I’ve studied. For lack of a better term, I’m calling it “Pistol Hand”.
It allows for quick transitions to multiple grips, as explained in the captions.
I’m open to any and all input, especially because I don’t have too much training in Mantis, so I may be using it incorrectly. Please leave any input/comments/criticism in my ask box
Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, subject of the Kickstarter-funded documentary T.Rex, just won an Olympic gold medal. That’s incredible! (Also: Our entire staff was watching. Won’t lie, more than one of us teared up.)
17 years old. She’s a junior in high school. And, more importantly, the first ever female olympic boxing champ. Think about that. At 17 years old, this girl is the best female boxer in the world. And she can’t even drive past midnight yet. Unbelievable achievement. Congratulations, Claressa. You earned that gold medal with every punch you threw.
Vo Binh Dinh demo
It seems like this topic has been appearing recently. 8SecondsOrLess puts it well; it was also my term paper this past semester for Chinese Philosophy. Even Khoa has touched upon this. Practicing martial arts isn’t for the pure strength or extravagant fame; it’s to train the mind, body, and spirit as a whole.
What do you guys think?