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Former doctor, All-American athlete Brandy Pierce is only female MMA promoter in Arizona

From Ronda Rousey to Holly Holm to Mischa Tate and new UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, women have dominated this year’s headlines in the mixed martial arts world. But the influence of women in MMA isn’t limited to the fighting that takes place inside the octagon. Meet Scottsdale resident Brandy Pierce, the only female MMA promoter in Arizona. … After she graduated from Coronado High School in Scottsdale, Pierce attended Phoenix College and later Westmont College in California, where she ran track and cross-country and became a two-time All-American. more