EXCLUSIVE | Through it All, Stand Sure: Megan Anderson's magical night in Melbourne

With a population of more than 560,000 and residing comfortably on the east side of Australia is the country’s sixth-largest city, the Gold Coast. Throughout the ’90s and 2000s, this would be where the life of Megan Anderson began. Fast forward to October 2019, and the UFC featherweight returned to her home country at the biggest event in Australia and New Zealand MMA history. In doing so, it would be her first time competing on her native land since she last did four years prior.

The women of MMA: Top 20 greatest fights of all time

At UFC 248 earlier this month, Weili Zhang and Joanna Jedrzejczyk put on an instant classic inside the Octagon. As soon as it was over, many in the MMA community were praising it as one of the very best fights of all-time – regardless of gender. And for very good reason. With that in mind, the contest automatically went to the peak when discussing MMA fights involving female athletes. So where exactly does it fall among the very best? Is it easily No. 1?

EXCLUSIVE | The girl from Olsztyn that fulfilled her dreams, Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Joanna Jedrzejczyk is one of MMA’s all-time greats. As she prepares to try and get back into title contention, she looked back at how she got to where she is. For every single little thing in this world, there is a starting point. And throughout a lifespan of whatever it may be, smaller variants of conditions that have their own beginnings within the overall picture will play out as well. When those cycles end, it just opens the door for a new commencement. Tracing back along the roots of one’s origin can dust off some of the most important stories that led to where things grew to be. As a book gets its first word inked onto page one, there is always a vision the author has in mind for their portrayal and where the conclusion will be.

EXCLUSIVE | Jessica Penne and the journey to self-discovery

As not all heroes wear capes, not all heroes are perfect, but they don’t always have to be. In the grueling world of combat sports and as is the case with every sport at the highest professional level, the magnitude of each and every setting gets magnified to the broadest possible audience with the more and more success that is gained. Because of this, it just creates for new and different types of tests with each new step that is taken.

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