Cat Zingano's Blogs

  • Podcast: Beatdown After the Bell ‘TUF 17’ Finale By: Staff

    Jordan Breen returned Saturday night to host another edition of "Beatdown After The Bell" on the Sherdog Radio Network.

    Jordan broke down the card which saw Urijah Faber victorious over Scott Jorgensen via fourth-round submission, Cat Zingano defeating opponent Miesha Tate, and TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum winning via split decision against Uriah Hall.

    "The Mastermind" also opened up the phone lines and the inboxes to hear what you had to say about tonight's event.

    Check out the show here.

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  • Video: Cat Zingano Eats Cockroach in Thailand By: Staff

    With a victory over Miesha Tate at “The Ultimate Fighter 17” finale on Saturday, Cat Zingano gets a 135-pound title shot as well as a coaching position opposite champion Ronda Rousey on the upcoming season of “TUF.” While that would be a huge step in her career, the prospect of defending a Rousey armbar can’t be nearly as frightening as the time Zingano sampled some exotic cuisine in Phuket, Thailand.

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  • Robert Sargent Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen

    Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the blog. This week, Breen is joined by founder Robert Sargent.

    Breen and Sargent sit down to discuss a smorgasbord of women's MMA topics. The two go deep on Invicta FC 5, the promotional debut of Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, whether or not the Brazilian will end up in the UFC and Jessica Penne's strangehold on the 105-pound division. The April 13 UFC clash between Cat Zingano and Miesha Tate also gets due attention, with Breen and Sargent debating the intriguing style matchup and who will be next for UFC postergirl Ronda Rousey.

    The duo also spitball on the 18th season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” what antisocial behavior could arise from the season's co-ed set-up, Tito Ortiz as an MMA manager and much more.

    Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”

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  • Weekend Rundown: ‘Alpha’ Cat Asserts Dominance, Slams Hashi Cold By: Chris Nelson Illustration

    Unbeaten female prospect “Alpha” Cat Zingano maintained her spotless record in vicious fashion Saturday, slamming Takayo Hashi unconscious deep into their 125-pound title match at Fight to Win “Outlaws” in Denver’s National Western Complex.

    Zingano, already owner of the Fight to Win 130-pound belt, took control of the fight late in the first period and never relented. The 28-year-old Coloradan bullied Hashi in the clinch for the bulk of the bout, punishing the Japanese journeywoman with knees, elbows and uppercuts against the cage. After nearly finishing with an inverted triangle choke in the third frame, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu titlist put on the most devastating display of her young MMA career.

    When the visiting fighter attempted to jump guard with 20 seconds remaining, Zingano -- in a move reminiscent of Sarah Kaufman’s July 2010 slam of Roxanne Modafferi -- hoisted Hashi into the air and drove her head into the canvas. Hashi was out cold for the first time in her 17-fight career at 4:42 of the third round, three seconds shy of the Kaufman-Modafferi knockout.

    The win upped Zingano’s record to 6-0 with five finishes, while Hashi fell to 13-4 with her third consecutive defeat.

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