SJJIF 2015 World Champion, Ashlee Evans-Smith fought at UFC Fight Night 83 against Marion Reneau in Pittsburgh. Being out for a year, Ashlee walked into the cage with the heart of a fighter, which landed her a win for the night. Both women with intense power left the audience captivated during each round, as each fighter relentlessly pushed forward.
It is because of women like Ashlee and Reneau that women in mixed martial arts continue to gain popularity. Whether it is UFC, Invicta, Bellator or any other professional venue, women are significantly changing the MMA world, primarily because of the intensity they bring into the cage. Ashlee said it best when she stated, “Women MMA is here to stay”. Congrats again to Ashlee Evans-Smith!