“They really know how to promote” – PFL’s ‘supermodel’ fighter goes VIRAL after latest weigh-ins clip; leaving fans in awe
Rising MMA star Dakota Ditcheva, daughter of kickboxing champion Lisa Howarth, captivates fans with her viral weigh-in, underlining her prowess in the PFL Europe Women's Flyweight Tournament.
Dakota Ditcheva at weigh-ins (Image via: Instagram/Dakota Ditcheva)
Dakota Ditcheva is a rising star in the Professional Fighters League (PFL). Recently, she captivated the MMA community with a viral weigh-in clip. The weigh-in was for PFL Europe 4, where she will face Valentina Scatizzi. The undefeated Ditcheva is the daughter of former kickboxing champion Lisa Howarth.
The clip gained traction on social media and among combat sports fans due to Ditcheva’s impressive physique and natural beauty. Ditcheva’s impact with the viral clip reflects the growing prominence of female fighters in MMA. Interestingly, she came into the weigh-in wearing a Manchester City jersey, as she is a lifelong fan of the football club.
Ditcheva signed with the PFL in 2022. She defeated all her opponents via finish. At PFL Europe 4, she will face Scatizzi in the final of the 2023 PFL Europe Women’s Flyweight Tournament. She defeated Malin Hermansson in the tournament’s quarterfinals at PFL Europe 1. A victory over Cornelia Holm in the tournament’s semifinals at PFL Europe 3 followed the quarterfinal victory.
Ditcheva is not the first fighter to become popular because of her beauty. Former UFC fighters Paige VanZant and Rachel Ostovich allegedly made more money in OnlyFans than by fighting. VanZant even talked about it in a recent interview.
Her comments met the ire of Sean Strickland on social media. Strickland’s comments caught the attention of former UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko. Shevchenko and Strickland traded barbs on social media.
Social media reacts to the viral weigh-in clip of Dakota Ditcheva
PFL’s Dakota Ditcheva stunned the MMA world with a viral weigh-in clip. Her exceptional physique and beauty even got her the ‘Supermodel’ moniker. The video of the weigh-in spread rapidly online. The video captured Ditcheva confidently stepping onto the scales and making weight at 124.5 pounds.
Her combination of athletic prowess and striking beauty challenged stereotypes. It sparked discussions on social media. See how the fans reacted to the video on social media.
The PFL recently acquired Bellator MMA. Moreover, it has made them the second biggest MMA promotion in the world after the UFC. However, UFC CEO Dana White still considers them inferior to the UFC. Nevertheless, fans are excited to see the matchups in PFL in 2024.
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