“Being a pro in this sport has been my dream since I was eleven years old,” – Emilee Prince

By :  Thomas Vickers (MMA – Journalist)


(QUEEN MMA MEDIA) – Emilee Prince fights out of Tennessee and is a black belt in both Tae Kwon Do and Judo.  “Those credentials have been funneled into a unique style cultivated by my coach Eric Turner,” explains Emilee Prince.  “This style is one that is intelligent and built for me.”

Prince was recently called up on short notice for a professional strawweight match under the prestigious Invicta Fighting Championships banner.  The bout is being added to an already talent studded Invicta FC – 26 fight card scheduled for December 8, 2017.

“I was surprised by the timing of this call, only because of how soon,” stated Prince to Queen MMA Media.  “Being a pro in this sport has been my dream since I was eleven years old.”

Emilee recently gave up her nursing career to pursue her WMMA goal full heartedly.  Her dedication, devotion, and commitment to her craft is obvious.  She was not surprised to receive the call and believed the call was going to happen eventually.  “I just feel blessed that it was sooner rather than later,” adds Prince.

Emilee has produced a 2 – 3 amateur WMMA record.  Her Strawweight (115 lbs) match up against Kay Hansen on December 8, 2017 at Invicta FC – 26 will be her professional debut.  It is impressive for a WMMA competitor to debut on a professional level in the Invicta organization.  This would seem to indicate Prince already carries exceptional skills and well polished talent. “My coaches have treated me like a pro from day one,” explains Prince.

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Photograph by Phil Parker

Emilee’s last bout was a victory in the amateur strawweight division, a first round submission on October 14, 2017 at Virginia Cage Fighting Championships against an undefeated Jonna Wood.

Prince’s opponent Kay Hansen will also be making her WMMA professional debut.  Hansen fights out of Whittier, California and has compiled a 1 – 0 record as an amateur having defeated Cecilia Padilla September 23, 2017 at Gladiator MMA Championship Series 3.  Hansen stopped Padilla with a first round TKO for the vacant amateur Gladiator MMA flyweight title.    Prince does not want anyone to perceive a lack of experience in her fight game.  She is quick to explain that she makes up for any possible perceptions of lacking in experience with extreme dedication.  “I put in the work it takes both inside the gym and outside the gym,” Prince adds with confidence.

“I know I come from one of the best MMA gyms in the southeast area, so I am sure that had a part to play in this match up,” answered Prince to Queen MMA Media’s question of how such an amazing opportunity like a pro debut in Invicta FC could come her way.  “I only know that when my coaches called with the news I was and still am extremely excited,” she continued.

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Emilee is not concerned about the short notice of the contest against Kay Hansen.  “This type of short notice is why me and my teammates at Knoxville Martial Arts Academy live by the saying “Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready,” Emilee explains.  “Short notice or not I am always ready and willing to go do my thing in the cage.  This opportunity is phenomenal and I am thrilled to become a part of the best platform that women’s MMA has to offer.”

Emilee Prince stands at the doorway of her professional women’s mixed martial arts career ready to capitalize on an amazing opportunity.  She is boldly prepared to make dreams come to life.

INVICTA FC – 26 (fight card)

Invicta FC poster

FLYWEIGHT TITLE – Jennifer Maia (14 – 4 – 1)     VS       Aga Niedzwiedz (10 – 0)

STRAWWEIGHT – Kaline Medeiros (8 – 5)            VS       Mackenzie Dern (4 – 0)

STRAWWEIGHT – Janaisa Morandin (9 – 1)           VS       Kinberly Novaes (9 – 3)

FLYWEIGHT – Vanessa Porto (18 – 8)                    VS       Milana Dudieva (11 – 6)

STRAWWEIGHT – Amy Montenegro (8 – 2)          VS       Virna Jandiroba (11 – 0)

ATOMWEIGHT – Amber Brown (6 – 4)                  VS       Tessa Simpson (5 – 2)

FLYWEIGHT – Christine Ferea (1 – 1)                     VS       Karina Rodriguez (5 – 2)

STRAWWEIGHT – Emilee Prince (0 – 0)                VS       Kay Hansen (0 – 0)


Cover photograph by Rick Elliot

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