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Female fighters to make Cayman MMA history

Two female mixed martial artists are set to make history at the upcoming Rumble on the Rock MMA event.

Ioana Popescu is set to face a fighter named Celine, whose last name is not listed on the event’s social media page.

It’s beleived to be the first time two women will fight each other in an MMA or kickboxing event in the Cayman Islands.

Event organiser Flloyd Moxam says it’s a testiment to how far the sport has grown in the country.

“Last time I was on the show we talked about how much of an impact Ronda Rousey’s had on the sport,” Moxam said on the 27 episode of Let’s Talk Sports. “That ripple effect is felt all the way here. We have more women training not just to stay in shape but they want to compete. It’s just definitely a big, big boost for the sport.”

The event takes place 13 February at Lillies. The six-fight card includes:

Kial Whorms v. Anthony Fernandes

Ioana Popescu v. Celine

Logan Chinoy v. Israel Villanueva

TJ Hucker v. Bennard Ebanks

Aaron Powell v. Tim Coulson

Flloyd Moxam v. Jesse Livingston

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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