LaTasha Marzolla, 30-years-old, is a glamour model, kick-boxer and currently a MMA fighter. She has appeared in several Playboy Special Editions series and was chosen as the 2004 Model of the Year. Besides modelling, LaTasha has had a career in professional full-contact K1 in kickboxing under the nickname Venus. She has a record of 6-3 with 1 KO.
She was signed to WWE in 2004 and sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling to train and continued to perform under the name Venus. She was eventually released along with Bobbi Billard. Afterwards she became interested and training in MMA. In 2005, she was in the documentary film Ring Girls (with Gina Carano) that featured 5 women who, under Muay Thai trainer Master Toddy, fight in Las Vegas and Thailand.
Latasha has since been fighting in Tuff-N-Uff where she currently is undefeated. She is looking to make the switch to Strikeforce. You can see her at work in the video below featuring Latasha’s victory over Kate McGray during Tuff-N-Uff “Future Stars of MMA!” 11/27/2009 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
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. Continue Reading…
Tonya Evinger, MMA specialist, has earned the nickname “Triple Threat” from her skills standing toe-to-toe and her ability to control and defend the fight on the ground. Tonya trains at the Lions Den with Ken Shamrock and John Gunnerson. She has had several impressive fights with names as big as Gina Carano.
During an interview, Tonya was asked What path led you to competing in professional mixed martial arts? She told interviewer,
“I competed in wrestling for thirteen years. I wrestled in junior high and high school, where I was the only girl. I was the first three-time high school national champ in the United States. I then made the Freestyle National Team when I was just a junior in high school – from there I wrestled overseas a lot and trained at the Olympic Training Center.
I was ranked number one in North America while in college – I got a scholarship to Missouri Valley College for wrestling. By the time I graduated college in 2004, I was burnt out on wrestling and was starting to look at MMA.”
LaTasha Marzolla stands out in any audience, much less a MMA ring. The former playboy is proving she is more than a pretty face. She is undefeated in her first two Tuff-N-Uff appearances. Use the link above to see her in action!
Mei “V Hajime” Yamaguchi is a mixed martial arts fighter with a winning record and good submissions. The gallery below contains pictures from Mei “V Hajime” fight against Emi Tomimatsu, a fight she won.
The best fight of the night at the Moosin MMA event was, hands down ,the women’s fight: Roxanne Modafferi (left) vs. Tara LaRosa (right). This was their second meeting. A few years back they fought and the judges awarded Tara with the victory. They went head to head in a beat down battle and the judges came out with Roxanne, a.k.a. the Happy Warrior, as the victor.
Anyone who watched this fight can testify that these two women are among the best in the industry today. They put on a show that had energy, skill and more heart than any of the men’s fights. The women entered as friends and the display of respect post-fight, will always be remembered. Tara presented Roxanne with the trophy and held her hand high in victory. You can see the post fight interview below.
The production, on the other had, left a lot to be desired. A MMA reporter said:
“If you are a fan of strongman competitions like I am, then you probably sat through a painful experience last Friday night as former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia made five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski tap to strikes. The fight itself wasn’t painful, but the broadcast – specifically the announcers – certainly was. Funny man Bas Rutten (who I typically love) was especially bad. Throw in a “straight man” who was clearly drunk and looked as though he had been thrown out of a strip club earlier in the night, and a self-proclaimed “MMA expert” who kept referring to techniques by incorrect names that he had clearly made up while sitting in his mother’s basement (my favorite: calling a spinning backfist a “cyclone punch”), and you see my point. A decent fight between two of the top female fighters in the world in Tara LaRosa and Roxie Modaferri wasn’t even enough to save the broadcast.”~By David McKinney
One of MMA’s leading reporters tagged these ladies as the hottest in the industry. Some are ring girls, some are fighters, all are smoking hot. FemaleMuscle wants to know who is you favorite that didn’t make their list.
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