A New Era for Women’s MMA: Highlights from PAWFC Championship III

Highlights from PAWFC Championship III

As the sport of women’s mixed martial arts (MMA) continues to shatter ceilings and forge new paths, the Pallas Athena Women’s Fighting Championship III (PAWFC III), which took place at the Nutrien Centre on Mar.9th, 2024, stood as a towering testament to the indomitable spirit, skill, and determination of female athletes.

Hosted in the heart of Calgary, this electrifying event captivated the promotion’s largest crowd to date. It drew attention from across the globe, marking a pivotal moment in the evolution of women’s MMA.

Showcasing World-Class Women’s MMA Fighters in 10 Action-Packed Bouts

PAWFC Presenting

Every match at PAWFC III, from the opening bout to the main event, showcased each fighter’s technical mastery, strategic intelligence, courage, and love for the sport.

There were 10 bouts, blending the art of Muay Thai with the raw intensity of MMA, all under the grand roof of the Nutrien Western Event Centre in Calgary. The event boasted a diverse roster of combatants hailing from the four corners of the globe, with representatives from:

  • Canada
  • Greece
  • France
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • England
  • United States

Reflecting on its rich history of international competition, the organization has previously welcomed athletes from an array of nations, including Poland, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Sweden, Italy, and Indonesia, further cementing its reputation for fostering global talent and diversity in combat sports.

PAWFC III Highlights

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The main event was Kate Bacik’s crowning as the inaugural Pallas Athena flyweight champion, a milestone achieved following her unanimous decision victory over Brazilian contender Larissa Carvalho. Bacik expressed her gratitude and joy for the newly acquired title, marking a significant achievement in her career.

“This championship means everything to me,” said the 30-year-old fighter from London, England.

Meanwhile, the co-main saw Danielle “DROP BEAR” Curtis win a TKO finish due to strikes, Khaya MacKillop win by a rear naked choke submission, a back-and-forth Muay Thai display between Bogdan and Vargas that led to a nailbiting split decision, and much more!

“The Iceman” Chuck Liddel’s Special Appearance

This year’s PAWFC event also honoured an appearance by an esteemed roster of special guests, each a luminary in the world of MMA.

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Chuck Liddel

In attendance watching the action was Chuck Liddell, an MMA pioneer and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, whose legendary career played a crucial role in catapulting MMA into the mainstream sports and entertainment arena.

Cris Cyborg

Joined by Cris Cyborg, celebrated as the only Grand Slam Champion in women’s MMA history, a testament to her achievements across major MMA promotions. She is the current Bellator Women’s Featherweight Champion and has also held titles in the UFC and Strikeforce!

Felicia Spencer

Adding to the star-studded presence, Felicia Spencer, a distinguished former Invicta FC Featherweight Champion, graced the event as a celebrity commentator.

PAWFC III: A Turning Point Event for Women’s MMA

PAWFC III was a women’s MMA event that not only highlighted the prowess of female athletes but also set a foundation for the future growth and visibility of women in the sport. This underlined the importance of such events for inspiring upcoming talent and showcasing the evolving landscape of women’s MMA.

Fans and aspiring fighters alike are encouraged to explore more about women’s MMA championships and their impact by visiting PAWFC Events for more information on past highlights and future events.

“That’s a wrap for PAWFC III! A huge thank you to the fighters, fans, and everyone else who was involved. We at PAWFC can’t wait to do it again.”