The state of female MMA in Europe has a solid foundation with many up and coming ladies rising through the ranks. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a bull-like fighter whose crushing submission power and ruthless aggression make her a pillar of strength for women’s MMA in Ireland. A professional since December 2010 and representing Pankration MMA and Kickboxing Academy, Catherine Costigan owns a 6-2 record in eight career consisting of four submissions and two decisions.
In her MMA debut, Catherine submitted Vanessa Reinsch in the first round. She also tapped out Vanessa Rico Fernandez via rear naked choke in the second round. At Cage Warriors 63, Catherine submitted Frenchwoman Morgane Delagnau via rear naked choke in round three. She defeated Spanish fighter Irene Cabello Rivera via split decision at Cage Warriors 65. At Cage Warriors 70 in Dublin, Catherine submitted Noelia Molina via armbar in the first round. Following a two year hiatus from the sport, Catherine returned to Cage Warriors to face Wendy McKenna at Cage Warriors 81 and defeated her via split decision. The luck of the Irish is certainly on the side of ”The Alpha Female”!