Olympian Sara McMann Impressive in Pro Debut

717_lgPlus Carina Damm heads home to break a losing streak.

Olympic Silver medalist Sara McMann was one of the most feared debuting pro fighters this year, and this week’s match pretty much summed up why.

It only took McMann 40 seconds to submit Christina Marks at the Universial Cage Combat Revolution card in Lawrenceburg, IN. (Credit to FG forum poster Dirty Del for the results.)

Double leg, ground and pound, and rear naked choke was the formula in McMann winning first pro encounter. Credit to Marks for stepping in the cage with McMann.

McMann is set next to face Julie Malenfant at a loaded Blackeye Entertainment card in Flethcer, NC June 17.

In Brazil, Carina Damm snapped a three fight losing streak by defeating a debuting Maguilla “Gorilla” Deize at the Amazon Fight 8 with a first round key lock. Damm had dropped out of the top ten after suffering losses to #1 ranked 125 pounder Tara LaRosa, and #4 ranked Cat Zingano.

In the only other pro match this weekend, Jasminka Cive defeated Lilla Vincze via TKO in round two in the “Fight of the Night” card in Germany.

In amateur action, Sarah Goodlaxson continues to impress in the 105 pound division defeating Sam Winkler at the East Peoria Throwdown in Illinois. Goodlaxson would win via read naked choke in the second round. Also on the fight card, Cathy Snell defeated Lisa Wells via first round KO to become the new 115-lb Champion.

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