Tonya Evinger, Invitca FC’s bantamweight champion, talked Gina Carano, Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm, as well as the wrestling grind, what happens when she has a bit too much to drink and her new pick-up line on Rear-Naked Choke Radio.

Evinger (@TonyaEvinger) is awaiting her next fight announcement but had plenty to say to Joe Rizzo (@RearNakedChoke) and Jay Kelly (@JayKellyMMA). She even admitted the infamous post-fight partying with Carano was eventually sealed with a kiss in an exclusive disclosure.

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Fresh off UFC 193, Evinger gave her thoughts on the main event between newly crowned women’s UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm and former champion Ronda Rousey. She also talked about which fighters pose the biggest threat to Holm’s belt and predicted what Rousey’s future plans are.

Evinger took a trip down memory lane and detailed growing up, high school and college days, wrestling, missing out on the Olympics and her journey through MMA to becoming the Invicta FC signature champion.

As always, feel free to comment below or send feedback about the show to @RNCRadio or @CombatPress on Twitter, or on Facebook at RNC Radio or Combat Press.

About The Author

Jason Kelly
Radio Host

Jason Kelly has been a lifelong fan of martial arts and was instantly hooked on MMA after watching the pay-per-view broadcast of UFC 1 at 12 years old. The Canadian dabbled in martial arts and MMA over the years, but the sport he excelled at was basketball. Jason’s introduction to MMA media started at MMA Religion, which led to his position as a feature writer on MMA DieHards. Jason eventually became the Feature Content Manager at MMA DieHards. His duties at MMA DieHards led to hosting MMA DieHards Radio and MMA Cypher Radio with Corey Charron, before going on to join Joe Rizzo's longtime-running show, Rear Naked Choke Radio. Following a short hiatus from covering the sport he loves, Jason joined the staff at Combat Press. Aside from his interest in MMA, Jason has a passion for hip hop, especially battle rap. He considers himself a hip hop connoisseur and is always up for a conversation on the subject.

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