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Inside the Cage: The Rise of Female Fighters

Annie Price meets the women fighting to the top in mixed martial arts or MMA - one of the UK's fastest growing sports - finding out whether the risks are really worth the rewards.

Annie Price meets the women fighting to the top in mixed martial arts or MMA - one of the fastest growing sports in Britain.

Molly McCann is the first English woman to win in the top league, the UFC or Ultimate Fighting Championship, and invites Price to train and hang out with her as she prepares for her biggest fight yet, in the USA. 18-year-old Shanelle Dyer fights at amateur level and sees MMA as the ticket to big earnings and a way to escape the street violence around her west London family home. Cory McKenna is 19, a straight-A student turned full-time fighter, now hotly tipped for the top.

Training and travelling with Britain’s brightest MMA stars, Price finds out what drives them and whether the risks are really worth the rewards.

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40 minutes

Audio described

Last on

Wed 18 Dec 2019 00:15

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:23

    The Fratellis

    Chelsea Dagger

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Role Contributor
Presenter Annie Price

Broadcasts

  • Tue 17 Dec 2019 22:35
  • Tue 17 Dec 2019 23:05
  • Wed 18 Dec 2019 00:15

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