CNN To Air Feature On Woman’s MMA This Weekend

CNN are set to delve into the world of mixed martial arts this Sunday night with an hour long documentary feature, but rather than focus on the male participants they’ve chosen to shine the spotlight on the female fighters.

“Today, it’s one of the fastest growing sports among men… and now women. But why would any woman climb into a cage for all-out combat for what amounts to almost nothing? CNN’s Amber Lyon steps into the Octagon to find out.

One hour — four riveting stories. Don’t miss CNN Presents hosted by CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and Dr. Sanjay Gupta this Sunday, October 23 at 8:00 pm ET, re-airing at 11:00 pm ET and 2:00 am ET.”

It’ll be very interesting to see what angle CNN take on the sport. Will the documentary be supportive of women being involved in what’s primarily regarded to the casual observer as a man’s sport, or will they be quick to bring out the well-worn negative stereotypes of old?

Check out a preview clip from the feature, titled ‘Fighting Girls’ below.

Ross launched MMA Insight (previously FightOfTheNight.com) in 2009 as a way to channel his passion for the sport of mixed martial arts. He's since penned countless news stories and live fight reports along with dozens of feature articles as the lead writer for the site, reaching millions of fans in the process.