ProFC’s Elena Katretskaya: A Russian Trailblazer ProFC’s Elena Katretskaya: A Russian Trailblazer Over the years, We have seen great strides made when it pertains to women succeeding in professional sports.  The United States has become synonymous with creating major platforms for women to show their talents at the highest levels possible.  The best examples would be the growth of women’s basketball on the professional level.  Every summer, The women’s professional league of basketball, the WNBA, has been a staple of American sports since the mid to late 90’s.  Women’s soccer is another example of a platform that was given to women on the professional level. During recent times within Women’s Mixed Martial Arts, we have seen enormous growth in many facets.  Talent, Prestige, Lineage, Star Power, depth… you name it, tremendous strides have been made.  Pioneers like Gina Carano brought the sport to the mainstream,...

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