Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
Weight cuts, weight loss, female athletes, mixed martial arts
It is common practice for fight sport athletes to use a variety of weight manipulation strategies to compete in desired weight classes. Although numerous studies have highlighted rapid weight loss (RWL) strategies and the magnitude of weight loss, few have focused specifically on weight loss in female fighters. The purpose of this study was to provide descriptive information on professional UFC female fighters engaging in RWL in all women’s UFC weight divisions: strawweight (52.2 kg): flyweight (56.7 kg); bantamweight (61.2 kg); featherweight (65.8 kg).
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Evans, Cassandra; Stull, Charles; Sanders, Gabriel; Ricci, Anthony A.; French, Duncan; Antonio, Jose; and Peacock, Corey, "Weight cutting in female UFC fighters" (2023). HPD Articles. 277.
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