Sarah Goodlaxson, 21-years-old, is a 115-pound MMA fighter (2-1). She will be fighting Glena “Heartless” Avila (2-0) in Las Vegas in the semifinals of a four-woman Tuff-N-Uff tournament. The winner will be crowned 115-pound champion.While Sarah is putting her all into winning this tournament and the title, she is hopeful that Strikeforce will add a 115-pound division.
“Strikeforce is the place to be for women’s MMA right now,” Sarah said. “It would be amazing if they opened up at 115.”
Sarah stumbled upon the sport in an effort to try something new out and fell in love. Her parents don’t share the same enthusiasm.
“They remain silent. I tell them about it and invite them. My mom said she doesn’t want to see someone hit me and run down to the cage and tell them to stop. … Maybe they will get into it more as the years go by,” she said.