Tonya Evinger: If you have a vagina, I want to fight you
She is on a six fight win-streak, and she is also one of the most brash women in all mixed martial arts. She will greet you hello with one finger, sometimes one on each hand, but do not let her persona fool you, “Triple Threat” Tonya Evinger can back up the talk.
Not only can she back it up, but she’s actually looking for a fight.
The Odessa, Missouri native, currently fighting out of Houston, Texas is on a three-fight win streak inside the cage of the all female mixed martial arts promotion, Invicta FC. Her last fight, an armbar submission over Cindy Dandois at Invicta FC 10 back in December.
Currently the Invicta FC bantamweight title is vacant and Evinger is itching to get back into the cage, so much so that she is calling anybody and everybody out.
Evinger told MyMMANews.com, “If you have a vagina, I want to fight you.”
“I’ve never really cared who I fight. You don’t choose opponents. I just take fights if the deal is right. I’ll fight anybody,” she said.
There is no doubt that if Invicta FC officials do choose to generate a bout that would crown a 135-pound champion, Evinger should be on the short list of contenders that make the cut.
Evinger, (15-5) overall and 33 years of age is a pioneer and staple in women’s mixed martial arts. Her first bout was in May 2006, a year or in some cases several more before some of the biggest names in WMMA to include Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, or Cat Zingano had stepped inside a cage.
Her losses to come to names like Gina Carano and former UFC title challengers Alexis Davis and U.S. Olympian Sara McMann.
Evinger is currently the #10-ranked 135-pound female MMA fighter in the world according to the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings and if a call to the UFC is not in the near future, an Invicta FC world title shot most certainly is.
Below is video of Evinger making quick work of Ediane Gomes at Invicta FC 8.
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