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.
Women’s MMA is super hot right now. The women climbing through the ranks are true specimens of complete athleticism. FemaleMuscle is planning on bringing you some of the top female fighter biographies in the weeks to come!
Bellator Fighting Championships announced Jessica Aguilar as their eighth and final participant for their season three women’s 115 lb. tournament. Jessica is ranked in the top ten as a 115 lb. fighter and will be a wonderful addition to a already stellar line up.
“This is my dream,” Jessica said in press release. “Bellator is giving us 115 pounders a shot at showing the world what we can do. Whoever wins this tournament will have the right to say they are truly the best in the world. I just couldn’t pass up that opportunity.”
Jessica will join seven other fighters in this show down. The line up includes: Megumi Fujii, 11-1 Rosi Sexton, 12-5 Lisa Ward, 7-0 Jessica Pene, 8-4 Angela Magana , 5-1 Lynn Alvarez, and 9-0 Irish fighter Aisling Daly. Season three begins on Thursday, August 12, and will air for twelve weeks on Fox Sports Net.
The next fight in Strikeforce’s prospects-driven “Challengers” series looks to be Strikeforce women’s welterweight champion Sarah Kaufman (11-0 MMA, 3-0 SF) against fellow 135-pounder Roxanne Modafferi (15-5 MMA, 0-1 SF). Roxanne just fought in a battle against Tara LaRosa and won hands down. It will be interesting to see if she has the same dominating power against Sarah Kaufman (pictured above). This would be Roxanne’s second time fighting for Strikeforce. The first time she was a replacement fighter for Erin Toughill and moved up a weight class and ended up losing in a first round submission to Marloes Coenen.
This would be Sarah’s fourth straight Challengers appearance, and she has not fought since her unanimous-decision win over Takayo Hashi in February which earner her the first-ever Strikeforce women’s welterweight belt and extended her undefeated streak to 11 fights. The first 8 were by knockout and the last three (all in Strikeforce) were by decision.
The unconfirmed word on the street is that Kim Couture, Randy Couture ex-wife in case you need those dots connected, was arrested on domestic violence charges. Seems like Kim may have taken more away from her marriage than alimony!
Sources report that Ms. Couture allegedly got into a heated argument with her personal assistant at the home which they share and when police officers arrived at the scene, Ms. Couture was choking her personal assistant and that the personal assistant had visible signs of abuse. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police took Ms. Couture into custody and booked into Clark County Detention Center. Sources also allege that Ms. Couture and her personal assistant got into a heated argument on Friday at UFC Fan Expo at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada…
The news was first reported by first reported by MMANewsLeak.com on June 1, but has yet to be confirmed by a police report or statement. She is reprodadly opening an all female MMA gym and putting together an all-female fight team known as the Vixen Crew.
In an update (June 2), MMA News Leak further reports:
Ms. Couture stated that the entire event was a misunderstanding and that her lawyers are handling the situation. Ms. Couture also expects that this matter will be resolved without any further intervention by authorities or the courts.