Julie Kedzie: Women will be fighting in UFC within 5 years

by Tristen Critchfield | source: sherdog.com

31-year-old Indiana native Julie Kedzie, who squared off with Gina Carano in the first female MMA bout to be televised on Showtime, is encouraged by the growth of the women’s sport. According to Kedzie, things can only get better.

“I think women will be in the UFC within the next five years,” she said. “Even if it’s just super-fights or whatever, I think it will happen.”

In the meantime, Kedzie believes Invicta will continue to thrive as it provides a much-needed platform for many fighters who haven’t yet had the opportunity to showcase their skills on a larger stage. So far, the organization has held two all-female events in Kansas City, Kan.: an 11-bout card in April and a 14-bout offering last month. The next card is expected to take place Oct. 6.

“I think Invicta is here to stay. I don’t see [promotion president Shannon Knapp] selling to a bigger show or doing anything like that,” Kedzie said. “I think they should just keep going the direction they’re going. And if they get a TV deal that allows them to work within the boundaries of what they want, they should hop on it. Right now, it’s what’s always needed to happen in women’s MMA -- women supporting women.”

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Client 9 site profile image  

8/14/12 2:48 AM by Client 9

Women in the UFC = Not gonna happen.

garrote site profile image  

8/14/12 2:37 AM by garrote


WestCoastMXC site profile image  

8/14/12 2:04 AM by WestCoastMXC

I'm not saying anything against the women however people are only going to care about beautiful women aka Rousey/Miesha.

JJ1337 site profile image  

8/14/12 2:03 AM by JJ1337

UFC cards have gotten watered down as it is, I really don't want to see them make it even worse by adding women's MMA!

Farewell Brock site profile image  

8/14/12 1:51 AM by Farewell Brock

Bring them to the UFC when the average career is longer than 7 fights and we can actually build a passion for their sport based on something other than sex.

SleepBomb site profile image  

8/14/12 12:40 AM by SleepBomb

  last woman who commentated on a ufc show fucked it up royally

fryingarmbar site profile image  

8/14/12 12:34 AM by fryingarmbar

Julie Kedzie is excellent on commentary for Invicta. I'd love to see Zuffa give her a chance to call some fights.

SleepBomb site profile image  

8/13/12 11:52 PM by SleepBomb

 looking at the last card, not sure how not having another division with some good fighters is gonna hurt them.

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

8/13/12 11:36 PM by RyannVonDoom

 Womens 135 is deep as fuck.. 

KZTT_IBeatMyMeatToFabersFeet site profile image  

8/13/12 11:36 PM by KZTT_IBeatMyMeatToFabersFeet

Not gonna happen.