Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Female MMA - Kyra Gracie and The 2010 MMA Hawaii Awards

kyra gracie - female mma - female mma fighters - mma fighterKyra Gracie has stirred up a lot of controversy here before, and it looks like some more may be coming.
According to MMA Fighting.com, Kyra is considering the move from grappling to MMA.
As a matter of fact, she told MMAFighting.com that even though she had no time frame, her debut would be soon.
You can read the full article here

A lot of people have wondered just how this talented Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) star would do in MMA, and it looks like we may find out soon.
I've read that Kyra was right around 130 pounds, so that would put her in the same class as Sarah Kaufman, Shayna Baszler and Tara LaRosa if I'm not mistaken.

And to soothe your Kyra Gracie needs, here is a video of her taking on Erica Montoya at the 2005 Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) : Under 60Kg Weight Class Quarter Finals...

MMA Hawaii.com is holding it's 2010 MMA Hawaii Awards and you can vote.
Of course the reason I'm mentioning this is that they have a Female Fighter of the Year award.
The description is....

Female Fighter of the Year
This prize is awarded to the female fighter who embodies the spirit of Mixed Martial Arts. This fighter has remained strong and focused through each and every battle and shown a great commitment to, and love for, the sport. She, may be the underdog, but doesn’t let that defeat her goal for an optimum performance.

Eligibility and Criteria
Competitors are judged on their performances in fights during 2009.
Competitors may be from ANY weight category.
Competitors must be women.
Competitors must have fought at least once during 2009.

The deadline for nominations is April 30th, 2010. Fans will vote online at www.mmahawaii.com from May 1st -15th , 2010. The winners will be announced at a special MMA Hawaii event in June, 2010.

So if you would like to vote, you can go here and do so.

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