In the Chicagoland area, the women’s MMA divisions belong to Victory Martial Arts Forest Park. Dominating from Atomweight to Flyweight, the Victory Martial Arts squad has some of the most dominant women fighters in the area. Leading the pack next weekend is 105lb Anna “The Honey Badger” Somers as she fights for the first ever Women’s Title. “My fight nickname is Honey Badger because I’m ready to attack and kill whatever I encounter whether it’s life’s challenges, a workout, training, sparring, or fighting. Just Like the Honey Badger would despite the size, speed, strength of any of it’s opponents.” Somers states


Somers has strung two impressive wins in a row after her loss against a very tough opponent, Kristi Garr, that went to decision. Since then, the Honey Badger has evolved her game only to be at this moment, “I started MMA in 2014 because I love competition. Fighting is truly testing myself in hands down the most complex and unpredictable sport.” Anna will face New Mexico’s Standout fighter Shania Arredondo, who has finished her last two opponents, for the vacant FightCard Atomweight Championship. “Leave it upto (FightCard Entertainment) to give our fans exactly what they want. They want a women championship. So not only did we do that but it’s also at 105lbs. Do you know how hard it is to find fighters for 105lbs?” co-founder Brain Angelo jokes, “I’m so excited to have this caliber of a match between Anna & Shania on this card. It proves that we will do anything to help all fighters get that chance to take their game to the next level.”

Somers has trained for fights that cancelled last minute and unfortunately has just had to deal with it and move on to the next one but this one is for a championship. “I would love the FightCard belt before I go pro but I’m just grateful to be getting in the cage again. I know Shania trains at a good gym and will be knowledgeable wherever the fight goes. I do know that (Shania) has flaws that I’m prepared to exploit. I trained this whole camp to finish her and that’s what I’ll be looking to do.” Somers says

Be there for FIGHTCARD 62 to witness the crowning of a first ever Women’s Title at Joe’s LIVE next Sunday. Doors open at 4pm and first fight is at 5pm. General Admission $35 & Premium seats start at $50. Order online at