Category: Women in Combat Series

Can Cris “Cyborg” Be Dethroned?

In female Mixed Martial Arts, there is not a single fighter as intimidating or as ferocious as Cris "Cyborg" Santos. Who can compete with Cyborg? A few names come to mind; Holly Holm, Valentina Shevchenko, and current UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.

Can Ronda Rousey Bounce Back or will Holly Holm Reign Supreme?

It has been over a week since the meteoric fall of Ronda Rousey, and the rise of the new undisputed women’s bantamweight champion, Holly Holm. The media explosion started immediately and is still quelling now, and everyone from media members, pop singers and presidential candidates had something to …

An Exciting New Gym in Vegas Just Added a World Class MMA Program!

Posted by Josh Boyd Most people know that Las Vegas is the fight capital of the world.  In recent history, with the meteoric rise of MMA and the sport’s largest organization being based here, that part of the city’s identity has only been multiplied.  As a result, something …

Jackson’s Jewels by Trula Howe – Women in Combat Sports Series

Julie “Fireball” Kedzie has been a professional fighter since 2004, fighting of Jackson/Winkeljohn MMA with a record of 16-9.  Her most recent fight was for Strikeforce on July 30 of this year, and she was scheduled to fight for them again in September, but was forced to drop …

Road to the Ring – by Genieve Sanchez

It has been a little over a week since I walked through the front doors of Lovato Total Fitness gym.  My only intent was to join my fitness friend (and amateur boxer) Nicole Martinez for a total conditioning class taught by strength/conditioning coach and professional MMA fighter Josh …

Interview with Angelica Chavez

Posted by Mika Frankl On Thursday July 12, 2012 the great folks at the Chavez Dojo allowed KNUXX inside their gym so we could get an inside look at how “The South Valley’s Own” Angelica  Chavez is doing as she prepares for her Invicta FC bout against Nicdali …

KNUXX Vol. 2 No. 6 – Women in Combat – June 2012

  Women in Combat Series & Tribute to Johnny Tapia. We profile Seager Condit, Brandi Montoya, and women boxers and MMA fighters from FIT-NHB & Jackson-Winklejohn. Fitness Lies are exposed by Daniel Rocha and we sit down with K O Cartel. Open publication – Free publishing – More …

Nohime Dennisson by Trula Howe – Women of Combat Sports Series

Nohime Dennisson is one “Mean Girl”!  That’s what MEAN1 MMA & Fitness calls its ladies, and Dennisson not only trains there (as well as at Jackson/Winkeljohn MMA), she is also the kickboxing aerobics instructor. Kickboxing aerobics is a fast-paced, technique-driven, constantly moving form of cardiovascular fitness training. In …

FIT Femme Fatales by Trula Howe – Women in Combat Sports Series

Meet Coach Arlene Sanchez-Vaughn- Fighter, Mother, Bouncer, Trainer, Gym Owner, Mentor, US Soldier, Paramedic –  she really is every woman, and a role model for any woman (or man for that matter) interested in becoming a professional cagefighter, kickboxer or boxer.  She moved to Albuquerque as a teenager, …

Jena Vasquez by Trula Howe – Women in Combat Sports Series

Jena Vasquez has been involved in the world of combat sports in New Mexicofor more than a decade.  A mother of three, she first became involved in martial arts when her eldest son (then 5-years-old) started kickboxing; she and her husband soon joined in. At first it was only …