Frequently Asked Questions

What is PAWFC?

PAWFC (Pallas Athena Women’s Fighting Championship) is the very first Mixed Martial Arts organization in Canada geared strictly toward women. Moreover, the firm is slated to become the premier all-women MMA league in North America.

What does a PAWFC MMA fighter do?

A PAWFC MMA fighter trains to improve and sharpen her fighting skills. When the opportunity is available, she goes toe-to-toe with competitors to demonstrate her superiority over her opponent with no fear. In short, she improves as a fighter, showcases her skills, and provides entertainment value to spectators in the venue.

Where are you based?

PAWFC is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

How do I become a female MMA fighter? 

PAWFC is always looking for newcomers. To get involved, simply fill out the fighter registration form and we will get back to you. 

Do have any upcoming events?

Our last event was held on January,15/2022. As of right now, Pallas Athena is working towards putting on the second event in the upcoming summer months. Watch for the event date to be released soon. Be sure to check back regularly as that is, of course, subject to change. 

Who are your female fighters?

At PAWFC, we house athletes from all over Canada and internationally. Championship title-holding female fighters who have been training their whole lives are represented by PAWFC. Check out our fighters to gain a more detailed overview of their backgrounds and experience.

Where can I learn more about MMA fighting?

Whether you’re a seasoned fighter, a novice just getting started, or simply a fan who loves the sport, learning more about MMA is a fascinating endeavor. And doing so begins with the simple act of being receptive to others who are already in it. Listen and learn about all things MMA from experienced fighters to enhance your knowledge of the sport. 

How can I register as a Ring Card model?

If you’re confident in yourself, believe in the importance of empowering other women, and embody the unwavering spirit of PAWFC, then don’t hesitate to view our site to register as a ring card model

How do I become an investor?

If you love MMA, believe in woman empowerment, and want to help us reach our goal of becoming the number one women’s fighting league in North America, become an investor. You can do so by simply filling out our investor application form.

What is Women’s MMA?

Women's MMA (mixed martial arts) is a fighting sport where female athletes train and fight each other using various martial arts fighting styles. MMA fighting styles include:
  • Boxing
  • Jiu Jitsu
  • Karate
  • Muay Thai
  • Wrestling, etc.
The popularity of female MMA is on the rise. Top fighters like Ronda Rousey, Amanda Nunes and Gina Carano continue to make headlines and inspire more women to get involved.

When do women start to be part of it?

In Japan, female competition has been documented since the mid-1990s. Influenced by female professional wrestling and kickboxing, the Smackgirl competition was formed in 2001 and became the only major all-female promotion in mixed martial arts. The first recorded women’s MMA tournament in America occurred at International Fighting Championship 4, with Becky Levi steamrolling Betty Fagan via a TKO in the first round.

What are the women's weight classes for MMA in Canada?

  • ATOMWEIGHT (105 LBS): The atomweight class is the minimum weight division in women’s MMA. It categorizes female fighters weighing at or under 48 kg (105 lbs).
  • STRAWWEIGHT DIVISION: The strawweight division’s limit bottoms out at 48 kg (106 lbs). And its upper limit caps out at 52 kg (115 lbs).
  • FLYWEIGHT DIVISION: The Flyweight class’s lower limit is 53 kg (116 lbs), and fighters cannot weigh under 57 kg (125 lbs).
  • BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION: With a weight range starting at 126 lbs and going to 135 lbs, the Bantamweight division boasts the more prominent names in women’s MMA, such as Ronda Rousey.
  • FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION: The featherweight division caps its weight in limit at 145 lbs.

What are the rules for MMA?

  • The Fighting area: Women’s MMA competitions occur in a cage or ring. The cage should be a sphere-shaped ring with a minimum of six sides.
  • Guarding Fists: To protect your hands, wear open-fingered gloves to reduce cuts, scrapes, scratches, etc.
  • Bypassing prolonged fights: Time limits help to prevent unnecessary prolonged fights with minimal action during the unpredictable live event broadcasting. Most professional matches have 3 fights that are each 5 minutes long. However, champion rounds or title match-ups are usually 5 fights at 5 minutes each.
To learn more, check our blog about Rules 101 for Women's MMA.