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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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Meet Caitlin “Meathook” Kelley, A 9-Year-Old MMA Fighter Who Can Kick You Into Next Week

She’s nine years old, she has pink hair, and she loves Justin Bieber. But don’t let that fool you into thinking Caitlin Kelley isn’t into something a little more badass. Kelley, who lives in Tampa, Florida, is actually a very accomplished competitive MMA fighter who pounds a punching bag with her bare hands. If she could, she’d train every single day, but when would she have time to do her homework? Something tells me she’d squeeze it in somehow.

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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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Amanda Lucas (Daughter of George), MMA Fighter: “I’m Not Walking Out With Darth Vader”

We knew this already, but Gina Carano is not the only woman with MMA cred whose story we’re following. Allow us to introduce you to Amanda Lucas — a professional MMA fighter who just yesterday battled it out for Deep 57‘s openweight title, and the daughter of George Lucas, who made some space movies or something. Though while her family is famous, it’s her fight that’s gotten her recognition lately. Come inside! We’ll talk about how much ass Amanda Lucas kicks!

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