Eye Candy Friday: Girls Who Fight

It’s no secret that I have a complete weakness for strong women.  Not just ones in positions of authority (cops, mmm) but also women who could put me into a coma before I even realized I was having my ass handed to me.

Erin Toughill

Erin Toughill says she got into Mix Martial Arts (MMA) as a positive outlet for her aggression.  She started kickboxing when she was 18 and when she was 20 she took up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (brown belt).  She became a professional fighter in 1999.  She’s 33, in case you were wondering.

Gina Carano

Gina Carano, 27 year old MMA fighter specializing in Muay Thai.  She’s also “Crush” on American Gladiators.  Is often referred to as “The Face of Women’s MMA”

Julie Kedzie

Julie Kedzie could rip your arms off and beat you to death with the wet ends.  She’s 28 and a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and specializes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Appeared in the first televised women’s MMA fight.

Kyra Gracie

If you know even a little bit about MMA, you may have heard of the Gracie family.  Kyra is one a handful of Gracie women to achieve a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is the first to actively compete in the sport.  She’s associated with the Renzo Gracie Academy (New York), Gracie Barra Academy (Lake Forrest, CA) and the Gracie Barra Academy (Rio de Janeiro).  Oh, and…she’s 24 and fights in a hot pink gi.  According to an interview with Renzo (her uncle), Kyra is training to debut in MMA.  She’s got impressive awards… 3x world BJJ champion, 5x PanAm BJJ Games Champion, 5x Brazilian BJJ Champion,  5x New York State BJJ Champion, 2x ADCC Submission Wrestling World Champion & 1x Asiatic BJJ Champion.

Inspired by my favourite fighter.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Elizabeth
    Feb 26, 2010 @ 00:47:00

    These are all different forms of martial arts. The UFC has become extremely big over time. Mixed Martial Arts has overtaken boxing in terms of tickets being sold.I would like to know your opinion on this


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