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Expendabelles Gets A Male Director, We Learn Of An All-Female Delta Force Film

The long-discussed Expendables spinoff, The Expendabelles (you either love that title or hate it), has finally wrangled a director. We were hoping for a lady to lead this all lady team but this gentleman has directed a film we love so we can’t be too mad. Read on to find out who he is, plus details on what could be another badass lady-fighter film. 

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The UFC’s Women’s Division Can’t Stop Making History: A Recap

April 13th was another historic night for women’s mixed martial arts. In only the second women’s fight in the history of what is arguably considered the premier MMA promotion in the world, Cat Zingano and Miesha Tate fought for the right to become one of the first two women to coach a group of male and female fighters on the upcoming season of the UFC’s reality show, The Ultimate Fighter. In addition to the coaching assignment, the winner would get to face the other TUF coach, champion Ronda Rousey, for the women’s 135 pound belt.

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Here’s How the UFC’s First Female MMA Fight Went, and Why It’s Been a Long Time Coming

This weekend wasn’t just the Oscars, it was also the first Ultimate Fighting Championship bout to feature two signed female MMA fighters. We’ve reported a bit on the progress of women in the mixed martial arts community to get the kind of billing their male peers get, but last week long-time MMA fan AshleyRose Sullivan offered to cover the fight for us and explain its milestone status.

On February 23rd, as Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche entered the ring at the sold-out The Honda Center in Anaheim, California, for UFC 157, Joe Rogan announced (over the sound of thousands of screaming fans) that, “This is a gigantic cultural moment!” He was right.

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Today in Ladies Who Can Beat You Up: The UFC Starts a Female Division, Hires Its First Openly Gay Fighter

You might not be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA. That’s fair. But even if watching people beat the crap out of each other on Pay-Per-View isn’t of particular interest to you, this bit of news is still pretty cool: UFC, the world’s biggest MMA promotion company, has created its first female division. And crowed its first female champion. And signed its first openly gay fighter, also a woman.

Heck yes. Butt-kicking ladies, coming through.

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Invicta FC, the First All-Women’s MMA Event, Is Taking Place This Weekend

Yes, indeed, we at The Mary Sue do like to cover our athletic fighting ladies. But women’s MMA is still working on becoming as popular as men’s MMA, so we’re more than happy to lend a fist! And on that note, we’re even happier to tell you about Invicta Fighting Championships, the first-ever all-women’s MMA event that will be taking place at the end of this week and why you should give it a little bit of your time. Because, as Strikeforce Champion Ronda Rousey pointed out recently, it’s not just about the stars of women’s MMA — it’s about all the athletes. So, let’s find out more!

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Ronda Rousey Would Like to Remind Everyone That Women’s MMA Is Kind of a Big Deal

After making her professional debut last March, MMA fighter Ronda Rousey has now earned herself a Strikeforce title — in a matter of seconds. The prize money was also a nice bonus, considering her only reward for her amateur victories was, well, victory. And while she’s enjoying her rapid rise to the top of the women’s division of the sport and becoming better and better at what she does, she’s also finding herself in a role model position for other girls who might want to give athletics a try. But don’t go calling her the new face of women’s MMA just yet — Ronda Rousey kicks ass in the name of teamwork!

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