Fight That Would Have Been the 1st WMMA Match in UFC

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  1. eiyuu

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    Couldn't find the actual article, just copy/pastes of it . . .

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    It of course didn't happen. That UFC also didn't take place in Japan, but in Vegas.

    Now that we are about to actually witness the first WMMA match in the UFC, it's cool to reflect on what was almost the first UFC WMMA match some 8 years ago!
     
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    The world and even MMA community wouldn't have been ready for WMMA in 2005. Wasn't TUF just about to end its first season?

    Regardless, it will be interesting to see how the public reacts after Rhonda steps into the UFC spotlight.
     
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    they were ready for it in the mid 90s, thats how long wmma has been around
     
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    What perfect timing! I was just talking about Montoya being in that video game UFC Sudden Impact! Does anyone else remember this? Lol
     
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    i remember seeing erica at a weigh in for superbrawl in hawaii and thought who is this nice looking girl at the fighters table with chris brennan. during the press conference i found out she was fighting a tough looking girl from hawaii named beta young who i've seen fight before. i was certain that erica was going to get her assed kicked and felt a sorry for her, beta fights like a man. when their fight started erica had a timid looking stance while beta looked like a muay thai fighter. then the fight started and erica kicked ass and won, i forgot how. a couple months later as we were in vegas for the first ortiz/shamrock fight, we met erica's dad on the rent a car shuttle bus and he told us that erica was there because she will be fighting for the ufc......
     
  6. kingcillo24

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    Erica Montoya is 28 now and retired after a defeat against Fujii.

    On 13 April 2002, "HOOKnSHOOT presented MMA's first EVER sanctioned women's MMA event in the U.S.," which featured an only 17 years old Montoya in the first bout.[4] On 14 November 2003 at Shooto: Warrior Spirit Evolution held in Las Vegas, Nevada, "minutes prior to what would have been the first sanctioned women`s MMA bout in Nevada, Jamie Lyn fell down the escalator dislocating her shoulder and was screaming in pain, forcing the doctors to scrap her bout with Erica Montoya."

    Shelby Walker passed away in 2006.
     
  7. youngsteinel

    youngsteinel Silver Belt

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    Shelby Walker is dead. RIP to her. Crazy to think about.
     
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    Kath Long would have been pre-zuffa but America was not ready for a woman mma fighter. And according to Sherdog, America may still not be ready.
     
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    movingparts Banned Banned

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    Don't OD.
     
  10. youngsteinel

    youngsteinel Silver Belt

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    She (Shelby Walker) was engaged to Denis Kang. Wasn't his fall around the time of her death? That would explain something. Kang didn't look the same after Pride.
     
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    gevoudane ʇlǝq ʞɔɐlq

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    He was on a 20+ fight winning streak until it happened. Was never the same.

     
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    Wow, it's amazing this is being posted, because if I'm not mistaken, she died (RIP) of a pain pill OD, and I just finished watching "The Smashing Machine", who, for those that don't know, feature a past great who got addicted to pain pills and OD'd...(he lived though)
     
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    Wow I had no idea, that put things into perspective.
     
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    Is Erica Montoya's age right? Sherdog has her dob as 20th Dec '84 meaning she was 14 when she made her pro debut?!
     

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