Women’s MMA has a big opportunity to make an impression this week.
The annual Zuffa Fighters’ Summit brings signed talent from all organizations under their banner to Vegas, and this year, Strikeforce falls under that heading. This will be the first time several of the female fighters of Strikeforce will get to meet the Zuffa execs, including Dana White and the Fertitta brothers.
Strikeforce champions Cris Cyborg and Marloes Coenen have made the trip out; as well as top contender Miesha Tate, Amanda Nunes, Liz Carmouche, Sarah Kaufman, and Julia Budd. Elaina Maxwell also stated she was heading out to the summit.
Several of these ladies have made some positive impressions already to the Zuffa management team and they hope to continue that with the owners of the company.
On a related note, the long awaited announcement about Gina Carano’s opponent in June, and a possible women’s match added to the upcoming Strikeforce Challengers card in Washington is expected to be announced this week.