Thursday, September 30, 2010
Posted by Non Stop WMMA at 10:19 PM
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, now living in London, England 33 year-old MMA fighter Danielle West is getting ready to fight on October 2nd in a rematch against Maria Hougaard.
Growing up Danielle did not have the easiest of childhood's, having lived in foster care for a portion of her youth, she did not play much sports except for some soccer from ages 10-12.
I asked Danielle why she became A fighter and she mentioned her teenage years when she was into the slam dancing scene and how she got into a lot of street fights during that time.
But the first time that she ever fought came about because her ex-husband was a writer for full contact fighter and he would take her to the fights, one day at one of the fights she was at the announcer asked the women in the crowd if there was anybody willing to fight the ring girl at their next event. Danielle thought to herself, "I could beat the ring girl." So she began training and a few weeks later the ring girl beat her, but Danielle was hooked.
Danielle has been training MMA eight years now and she trains at Fuzion MMA in London, her coaches are Matt Chapman and James Evans Nicholle. She does Cardio and weight cutting at Concept Fitness. Olaf Ingermarsson is her boxing coach and she trains with Kathy Gifford in wrestling. Her training consist of boxing, Muay Thai, BJJ, and wrestling. She trains six days a week, while maintaining a full-time job and raising a teen age daughter.
Danielle "Batgirl" West has a pro MMA record of (2-1-0). She has had many injuries as a fighter mostly in training, including two dislocated ribs, two broken noses and she has broken her foot twice.
In her first fight with Maria Hougaard she dislocated her ribs during the fight but still managed to finish Maria off with a rear naked choke.
On Saturday at Fightergalla 16, in Denmark Danielle will give Maria a rematch. This will Danielle's first fight since she defeated Maria in April of 2009. Maria on the other hand was making her pro debut in that last fight and has fought four times sin then. The fight will be at a 150 pound catch weight, Danielle will be cutting from 175 pounds. Although Danielle knows this fight will be totally different from their first fight, she is confident that she has improved during her time off.
Danielle would like to thank her sponsors:
You can reach Danielle at:
Posted by Non Stop WMMA at 5:00 PM
News of the fight was first reported by The MMA Show with Mauro Ranallo on Wednesday evening. MMARising.com has since confirmed that the fight is signed.
Olsen has won all four of her MMA bouts to date and is on a short list of title contenders for Strikeforce champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos.
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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Posted by Non Stop WMMA at 2:06 AM
Monday, September 27, 2010
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Friday, September 24, 2010
SHOWDOWN FIGHTS: "RESPECT"
Friday, September 24, 2010
Tandi Schaeffer vs. Melissa Moore
Posted by Non Stop WMMA at 9:07 AM
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Rough Stone 106lbs Grand Prix Semi-Final
Yuko Kagoshima vs Yukiko Seki
Rough Stone 114lbs Grand Prix Semi-Final
Miyo Yoshida vs Mai Ichii
Hiroko Kitamura vs Rina Tomita
Rough Stone 128lbs Grand Prix Semi-Final
Emi Murata vs Mizuki
Asako Saioka vs Harumi
(Saori Ishioka pictured)
Posted by Non Stop WMMA at 5:32 PM
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Ashley Cummins is a 23 year-old women's MMA amateur fighter.
Ashley has been involved in combat sports since she was five years old and began training in taekwondo. She trained taekwondo until she was eighteen years old.. I asked her if training taekwondo for thirteen years had helped her in her MMA career, she replied that it has not helped her much in MMA except for in her flexibility.
I asked "Smashly" as she is nicknamed, why she became a fighter and her answer was, " I always wanted to be a fighter since I was in high school, but my parents wouldn't let me so when I turned 19 I started training."
Standing 5'3 and fighting at 115lbs Ashley walks around at 125lbs, I asked her if she could ever make 105lbs and even though she feels she could make 105lbs, she feels 115lbs is the right weight class for her.
Ashley trains at St.Charles MMA and Vaghi Martial Arts, she has been training MMA four years and her coaches are Mike Rogers (MMA), Rodrigo Vaghi (BJJ) and Fuad Keranovic (Muay Thai). Ashley trains six days a week, twice a day up to eight hours a day. Her training regimen consist of cross-fit (cardio), MMA, wrestling, Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu, where she is getting ready to receive her blue belt this week.
She is undefeated in MMA at (7-0-0) and has a Muay Thai record of (4-3-1)
Ashley in her short time in MMA has accumulated three championship belts that are proudly displayed at her gym. She won the 120lbs mid-west fight league championship against Brittany Marsall for her first title.
In April she took part in the Tuff-N-Uff 115lbs championship tournament and defeated Cathy Snell in her first round match, then a month later defeated Gabriella Lakoczky to become the first ever Tuff-N-Uff 115lbs champion.
On September 18th Ashley took part in the Hook-N-Shoot 115lbs same night tournament, where she defeated Kahlah Baker by 2nd round armbar and in the finals she defeated Jessica Laubacker by unanimous decision, for her third title as a amateur.
With such great credentials one would think that Ashley "Smashly" Cummins is ready to turn pro, but her answer when I asked when she would turn pro was. "A lot of people rush into turning pro, but I'm in no rush and I would love to defend my Tuff-N-Uff title one more time, I'd say I'm about a year away from turning pro."
Ashley would like to thank her sponsors:
Fifth Round Clothing
Joe Knuckles fightwear
Sky Music Lounge in St Louis
Ashley can be reached at facebook.com/ashley.cummins2
Her fan page is facebook.com/Ashley-Cummins-Fan-Sightings
Posted by Non Stop WMMA at 3:41 AM
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Marissa Rodriguez as I reported earlier is not one of the fighters, she is the house manager.
Michele Ould 125lbs
Angela Magana 125lbs
Angela Hayes 125lbs
Casey Noland 135lbs
Patricia Vidonic 125lbs
Kaitlan Young 125lbs
Posted by Non Stop WMMA at 1:58 PM
Monday, September 20, 2010
When Ashley was asked why she was given the nickname "Baby Tyger" by her friends she replied, "Because just like a baby tiger, I don't look mean but the moment you underestimate me, I will attack you."
Ashley began training in Women’s Mixed Martial Arts nine months ago at L.A. boxing in Chantilly, Virginia where she trains full time for MMA with an elite staff of coaches including Leo Dalla for BJJ, Dino Phillips for strength and conditioning and Dave Reeves for MMA.
She has an undefeated record of 4-0 heading into the Tuff -N- Uff 135lb. Championship Title Fight on September 24. She is 5'8 and her walk around weight is 145. Even though she only cuts 10lbs don't expect to see her fight at 125lbs, because she feels 135lbs is where she is strongest.
Her website: Ashleyweakley.com
Posted by Non Stop WMMA at 6:56 AM
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Ashley Hawkins (1-0-0) defeats Trisha Gerus (0-2-0) by split decsion
Lalani Malley (1-0-0) defeats Lindsey Smith (0-1-0) by rear naked choke Rd. 1
Diane Hooper (3-0-0) defeats Kathryn Gardiner (2-1-0) by unanimous decision
Andria Caplan (1-1-0) defeats Janelle Bloom (0-1-0) by TKO Rd. 1
Beth Revell (1-2-0) defeats Shelby Beechler (2-2-0) by split decision
Ronda Gale (2-2-0) defeats Carrie Anne Moore (0-1-0) by rear naked choke Rd. 2
Lettia Suchavich (3-0-0) defeats Shawna Brown (2-1-0) by unanimous decision
Rachel Dovidio (4-1-0) defeats Hanna Fitzpatrick (1-1-0) by TKO Rd. 3
Jordan McDonald (4-1-0) defeats Summer Artherton (2-1-0) by armbar Rd. 1
Tamikka Brents (5-0-1) defeats Tera Carper (6-3-0) by TKO Rd. 1
Trisha Barr (3-3-0) defeats Shannon Floyd (0-3-0) by rear naked choke Rd. 3
Jessica Zomcik (1-0-0) defeats Amanda Wilcoxen (0-1-0) by unanimous decision
Jessica Eye (2-0-0) defeats Marissa Caldwell (2-2-0) by unanimous decision
Posted by Non Stop WMMA at 7:28 PM