ADCC World Championships women fights The 2011 ADCC World Championships took place this weekend in Nottingham, England. Kyra Gracie took gold in the under 60kg division, with Michelle Nicolini taking 2nd place and Luanna Alzuguir in 3rd. Gabi Garcia won 1st place in the over 60kg division, with Hannette Staack taking home the silver and Ida Hansson in 3rd. MMA fighter Cat Zingano was replaced by Vanessa English since she did not make weight. Takayo Hashi defeated Rosi Sexton by points but was later submitted by Kyra Gracie due to a guillotine choke and submitted to an armbar by Luanna Alzuguir in the 3rd place match.
Rin Nakai defeated Danielle West via unanimous decision
Brenda Gonzales defeated Elsie Zwicker via 2nd round KO at KOTC: Battlegrounds.
“Dany Fenix” defeated Kaka Naja via TKO at MFC 18; the bout ended at the 5 minute mark of the 2nd round, when Naja was unable to continue due to a foot injury.
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Karolina Kowalkiewicz defeated Paulina Bonkowska via unanimous decision at KSW 21: Final Resolution.
Camilinha “Pitbull” Lima fought Herica Tiburcio at Supreme FC; the fight was declared a no contest.
A fight between Cassie Crisano and Shanie Rusth did not take place as scheduled. Crisano allegedly showed up late and overweight, and reports indicate that Frankie Lester (allegedly) assaulted Crisano after a verbal altercation.
MMA Fighter Girl Latoia Smith Her alarm goes off at 6am most mornings just like other working Americans as she rises to tend to her two daughters before her day begins at the office. After kissing her 4 and 5 year old daughters and husband goodbye for the day, Latoia Smith then works from about 8am to 5pm as an Assistant Manager at a local apartment complex in Oklahoma City, OK.
MMA Fighter Girl Latoia Smith
So what is so unique about Latoia? After getting out of work, Latoia heads straight to the Academy of Martial Arts in Oklahoma City to train for about four hours in all aspects of mixed martial arts. “I always played sports in high school,” explained Smith on her passion about MMA. “I was looking for some competitive sports to get involved in when I saw the Ultimate Fighter television show and fell in love with it!”
Latoia began her training in July 2010 and on September 22, 2011 she had her first fight in Tulsa, OK for the XFL. Being the first female fighter to come out of her gym presented both excitement and its own kind of pressure. “When I saw the bright lights, my adrenaline was just pumping!” she related regarding that first official fight in the cage. “Once they shut the door, it’s just you, your opponent, and the referee.”
Smith’s fight went the full three rounds with her opponent out of Colorado and she eventually lost by a close decision. “My biggest challenge is controlling my asthma and not having an attack,” she continued. While most fighters have to deal with being properly conditioned and making sure their technique is refined, Latoia has had the added pressure of dealing with asthma for most of her life. “I realized the impact it had on me when I first started training. In the beginning, I would only be able to last a few rounds,” she explained.
MMA Fighter Girl Latoia Smith
Eventually however her endurance began to grow. Her coach would have her train in multiple layers of clothing to assist with the slow build-up of her conditioning and endurance, and this hard work definitely paid off. “I was proud that I could finish all three rounds of my fight without having an attack.” In fact, Latoia easily now trains her gym’s standard 15 minute rounds without an asthma attack. Quite a success story in one and a half short years.
Smith will be competing this February 25 when NAGA (North American Grappling Association) comes to Oklahoma City for the first time. She explained that she still has mixed feedback when it comes to her newfound passion of mixed martial arts. “My parents definitely support me, but my grandparents just don’t want to see me get hurt!” Smith’s daughters also sometimes attend the Academy of Martial Arts’ kids’ classes, making it a family affair. “My daughter just asked for a pair of boxing gloves for her birthday ‘like Mommy’s’,” she stated with a smile in her voice.
Besides fierce training 5-6 days a week, Smith’s coach also has her on a high protein diet with lots of fluids, primarily water for proper hydration. “I come to the gym straight from work and sometimes don’t even have time to take my make-up off before training,” Smith described when asked to expound a bit on the differences and thoughts on female fighters in general. “As a woman, don’t let anything stop you from trying out MMA,” Latoia passionately explained. “Don’t let the concept that you have to look a certain way stop you from at least trying out a class or a gym to see for yourself.”
With the future of Strikeforce still up in the air, the topic of whether women will ever fight in the UFC was also explored with this up and coming fighter. “Right now there doesn’t seem to be a lot of depth to the women’s weight classes,” Latoia accurately stated. “It’s not a lack of talent! If the weight classes were opened up and more added, you would see more women fighters.” Right now, the 135lb. and 145lb. weight classes for women are the most focused-upon divisions in Strikeforce and in many MMA events across the country.
As Latoia trains hard and progresses in her career as a fighter, she continues to be an inspiration, a role model, and a motivator for her family at home, and her family at the gym. “The Academy was the first gym I ever trained at and it’s really my family away from home! I know they want me to be at my very best.” The Fighter Girls community wishes Latoia luck on her upcoming competition at NAGA this February and will continue to watch for her in future MMA events.
Female Grand Prix Amazon K-1 Results Results from this past Saturdays “Female Grand Prix Amazon of K-1” [-66Kg] in Germany. Jorinna Baars of Netherlands defeated Katrin Dirrheimer of Germany for the Tournament Title.
Female Grand Prix Amazon K-1 Results
Joice Jane Jah (WIN BY POINT) Siam Store Hamburg Germany vs. The Netherlands Jalessa Alfons Scorpio Gym The Netherlands
Tournament Quarter Finals GRAN PRIX AMAZON OF K-1 (3×3 Minuten)
A. Fight Chrisoula Mirtsou Kampfkunstschule Köln Greece vs. Germany Katrin Dirrheimer Rhein Fighters Cologne (WIN BY POINT)
B. Fight Hatice Özyurt Allfit Eindhoven (WIN BY POINT) The Netherlands/ Turkey vs. Germany Lisa Schewe Grand Prix Athletics Sport
C. Fight Anke Van Gestel Beltix/Belgium Grand Prix Belgium vs. Czech Republic Martina Jindrova Brutal Gym (WIN BY POINT)
D. Fight Jorina Baars SportsArt DenHelder> (WIN BY KO 1. ROUND) The Netherlands vs. Germany Julia Symannek Grand Prix Kingz Gym
Tournament Semifinals GRAN PRIX AMAZON OF K-1
Katrin Dirrheimer Rhein Fighters Cologne (WIN BY POINT / +1 ROUND) Germany vs. The Netherlands/ Turkey Hatice Özyurt Allfit Eindhoven
F. Fight Martina Jindrova Brutal Gym Czech Republic vs. The Netherlands Jorina Baars SportsArt DenHelder (WIN BY POINT)
RONDA ROUSEY vs. SARAH KAUFMAN All Fighters Participating in Saturday’s Event Make Weight From Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif.
Televised Saturday/TOMORROW Live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT Preliminary card live on SHOWTIME EXTREME at 8 p.m. ET/PT
RONDA ROUSEY vs. SARAH KAUFMAN
SAN DIEGO (Aug. 17, 2012) – All fighters participating in Saturday’s STRIKEFORCE World Championship telecast made weight on Friday, just one day before they step into the cage at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif., live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Women’s mixed martial arts (MMA) sensation Ronda Rousey (5-0), of Venice, Calif., will defend her STRIKEFORCE Bantamweight World Championship against former titleholder Sarah Kaufman (15-1), of British Columbia, Canada, in the SHOWTIME main event.
In the co-feature, former STRIKEFORCE titleholder Jacare Souza (15-3, 1 NC), of Brazil, will take on middleweight Derek Brunson (9-1), of Albuquerque, N.M.
In other fights on SHOWTIME: Tarec Saffiedine (12-3), of Temecula, Calif., will square off with fellow welterweight Roger Bowling (11-2), of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lumumba Sayers (6-2), of Denver, Colo., will face Anthony Smith (16-7), of Orange, County, Calif., at middleweight and former University of Tennessee football player Ovince Saint Preux (11-5), of Knoxville, Tenn., will battle T.J. Cook (12-4), of Ocala, Fla., at light heavyweight. Additional preliminary bouts will air on SHOWTIME EXTREME beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
RONDA ROUSEY vs. SARAH KAUFMAN
FINAL WEIGHTS: STRIKEFORCE Women’s Bantamweight Championship – Five, 5-minute rounds Ronda Rousey: 135 Pounds Sarah Kaufman: 134 Pounds
Fighter Ashlee Won’t Let Black Eye Get Her Down Fighter Girls Sponsored athlete and Tuff-N-Uff 140 lb. belt, Ashlee Evans-Smith, talks about her disappointing loss by KO for the 145 lb. title and her upcoming plans to turn pro. This girl is bursting with positivity and is truly an inspiring athlete! We can’t wait to see her get back in the cage and do her thing.
Ashlee Won’t Let Black Eye Get Her Down
1. My last fight in Las Vegas against Veronica Rothenhausler was upsetting for me to say the least. I was really hoping to take home a second belt after winning the 140lb title for Tuff n Uff the month before. I wanted that fight to be my last amateur fight and to enter the pro ranks with a bang so to speak. The fight itself is a great lesson learned.
I take something extremely valuable away from every fight and this one is no different. The fight wasn’t that long so my recap won’t be either but I know I made some tactical mistakes and some might say that I “got caught” regardless, I am extremely humble as always and am very happy for my opponent. There is nothing I can or want to say that can take away her victory. She earned it & that’s great for her. However, I would take a rematch in a heartbeat.
2. My plans now – I am focused on training harder and working diligently on my standup. A training error that I might have made in my last camp when preparing to
fight a striker was not putting enough emphasis on my own stand up. I do not have a specific fight date or opponent as of right now. I am still looking to the future of my pro career. I know that I am ready to fight in the pro ranks & will pick my debut fight in the next month or so. The most important thing for me right now is
excelling in technique and being 110% ready for the next time I step in the cage.
Ashlee Won’t Let Black Eye Get Her Down
3. I am lucky enough to be able to train with some of the best professional athletes in the MMA game. I train at Reign training center in Lake Forest California. Mark Munoz is the head coach there but we also have amazing athletes that work with us all the time. Some of the fighters that share their experiences are Jake
Ellenberger, Kristof Sosznski, Jason “mayhem” Miller, Jay Silva, Lew Polley, Jason Manly,Emanuel Newton & many more that I’m probably forgetting.
4. Inspiration and motivation? MMA has been a great sport for me to transition to from wrestling. After wrestling competitively for 7 years and assistant coaching 1,I knew that it was going to be hard to just stop with contact sports. Fortunately I found MMA…well.. MMA really found me. If I don’t train for a day or two I start to feel bad about myself. Not because I didn’t work out and burn off my big dinner from the night before but because I know I could be bettering myself. I believe in myself, I know I have the potential to be one of the best-I just need to consistently apply myself and that inner thought alone is usually enough to motivate and inspire me.
I also just love training. Wrestling, striking, grappling it’s all very fun to me. There are certain aspects about the sport just like anything in life that aren’t perfect but generally I love everything about MMA… and all we ever want to do is what we love, right? I’m lucky to be healthy enough to compete in a sport like MMA and I’m never going to take that for granted-not one day.
It was a great time and some really good bands but I did pay good money to see the red hot chili peppers. Right before they were to come out as the closing band flea said Anthony had a medical emergency. Trust me when it comes to having a medical emergency I can respect and understand this but to tell your fans and customers right before the band to play is total BS! I paid a bunch of money and so did the others people there to see the red hot chili peppers play. I am sure this medical incident did not happen right before the band Red hot Chili peppers got on stage. I did like the bands that played tonight like Weezer, Panic! at the Disco, Empire of the Sun, Garbage, Lumineers, Fitz and the Tantrums and Miike Snow. Blink-182. Would I have went to the event and spent the big money? No! I would have wanted a refund or I would not have bought tickets if Red hot Chili Peppers were not going to play. I did call the 949-855-8095 and talked to them about a refund or discount for the money I paid for a show that was not promised! The where really nice and told me that I needed to contact the company I purchased the tickets from. I am sure ticketmaster will say that sorry your money is not refundable or discount but I did pay with my credit card and love the fact that I can dispute the charges and get my money back without dealing with companies that take our hard earned money and think they can just keep it without giving us what we paid for. If you don’t ask for some kind of refund or even your money back from where you bought your weenie roast 2016 tickets you deserve and should be discounted for the headline band not playing.
If you feel the same way call ticketmaster and ask for a full Partial refund for the Winnie roast show 2016 and if not stand together and call your credit card company and dispute the charges due to the fact of no fulfilling a venue promised. I want my money back!
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