Cheyanne Vlismas, a 27-year-old mixed martial artist, recently announced that she is pregnant and plans to continue her fighting career even after giving birth. In a Twitter post, she shared her joy at bringing a new life into the world and her intention to join the “Strong Moms Club,” a group of moms who compete in the UFC. .
Although Vlismas hasn’t competed since her decisive loss to Cory McKenna in December 2020, she’s still a promising fighter with a 2-2 record in the UFC. After winning a contract to participate in Dana White’s Contender Series in 2020, Vlismas has had a two-match winning streak, including one that ended with a header against Gloria de Paula. However, her final battle with McKenna proved to be a setback, and she will need to work hard to get her form back when she returns to competition.
“Well, I guess it’s time for me to Announce. I am looking forward! The joy over the past few months in knowing I am bringing a life into this world has been unmatched. As long as my career YES, I will still fight. Now I will join the Strong Moms club.”
Vlismas’ decision to continue his competitive career after giving birth is not without precedent in the UFC. Many other moms have competed in the sport and achieved success, including former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate and flyweight contender Joanne Calderwood. However, the demands of training and competing at a high level while raising young children are certainly enormous, and Vlismas will need to find the right balance for him.
One factor that could benefit Vlismas is the talented nature of the straw weight class she competes in. With the likes of champion Rose Namajunas, former champion Zhang Weili, and top contenders like Yan Xiaonan and Carla Esparza, the weight class is stacked with talented fighters. Vlismas will have plenty of opportunities to try her hand at the best in the world when she returns to competition.
Overall, Vlismas’ decision to continue her competitive career after becoming a mother is admirable and demonstrates her commitment to the sport. While she will face significant challenges along the way, she has the potential to be a successful boxer and a role model for other women looking to balance motherhood and parenthood. MMA industry.
Well, I guess it’s time for me to Announce. I am looking forward! 🎉👶🏻 The joy over the past few months in knowing that I am bringing a life into this world has been unmatched. As long as my career YES, I will still fight. Now I will join the Strong Moms club pic.twitter.com/i20TLo9SSY
– Cheyanne Vlismas (@CheyWarPrincess) May 16, 2023