Tara LaRosa victorious at EXC: MAYHEM AT THE MARINA on March 28 in New Jersey

Extreme Challenge and Tara LaRosa returned to Atlantic City, New Jersey Saturday night, March 28th, with EXC: MAYHEM AT THE MARINA for the first ever MMA show at Trump Marina Casino.

Once again, LaRosa who is the number ranked one female super bantamweight fighter in the world, walked away with a victory, boosting her record to 17-1 with a fourteen fight win streak.

LaRosa fought in the main event against Sally Krumdiak (5-2), and put an end to the Seattle resident’s four fight win streak. LaRosa took Krumdiak down in rounds one and two employing repeated ground and pound. In round three LaRosa repeated the take down but by this point LaRosa had Krumdiak right where she wanted her and sunk in a key-lock at 1:25, forcing the tap out.

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Tara LaRosa headlines “Mayhem at the Marina” tonight in Atlantic City – video on-demand available

Click on poster to go to VIDEO ON-DEMAND on Sunday, March 29th

Extreme Challenge and Tara LaRosa (16-1) return to Atlantic City, New Jersey this evening, Saturday March 28th, with EXC: MAYHEM AT THE MARINA for the first ever MMA show at Trump Marina Casino. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the first bout scheduled for 8 p.m.

Tara LaRosa is a Catawba College (N.C.) graduate and is currently the top-ranked super-bantamweight (135 pounds) female fighter in the world, according to the official PRO MMA rankings.

She is on a very impressive thirteen fight win streak and is coming off a third round TKO over Alexis Davis (6-2) at EXC’s last event in January. LaRosa will be headlining MAYHEM AT THE MARINA against Seattle striker, Sally Krumdiak (5-1). Krumdiak is on a four fight win streak with her most recent victory coming by way of armbar over Val Coolbaugh (0-1) in June 2008.

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Carano, Santos, LaRosa, and Fuji all debut as number one ranked fighters in WAMMA’s inaugural female rankings

Gina Carano & Cris Santos tied at #1 spot
Gina Carano & Cris Santos tied as #1 featherweights

PRO MMA (promma.info) was notified earlier this week from the World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts of their first-ever rankings for female mixed martial artists. As female mixed martial arts gains more notoriety and popularity, the more important the rankings become. Also, the fact that Zuffa and the UFC do not have female fighters, means the WAMMA female title-holders will have even more legitimacy than their male counterparts. Here is the official statement PRO MMA (promma.info) received this week from WAMMA:

Orlando, Florida – The World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts (WAMMA) made history on Thursday morning when it released the first-ever major rankings poll for female mixed martial artists.

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Tate victorious at Freestyle Cage Fighting

LaRosa vs. Tate in 2009?

PRO MMA can exclusively report that Miesha Tate defeated Jessica Bednarek at Freestyle Cage Fighting on Saturday. Tate (5-1) stopped Bednarek (4-2) after landing an over hand right that sent Bednarek to the floor.

Tate followed up with a series of elbows and punches before the referee stepped in and stopped the bout in the first round.

The Tacoma, WA native has won three straight fights since losing to Kaitlin Young in late 2007. Bednarek has dropped two of her last three bouts; however, she had won her first three pro bouts by way of TKO stoppage.

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Tara LaRosa makes successful return to action at Extreme Challenge: War at the Shore on Jan. 23 in Atlantic City, NJ (full results)

The world’s number one ranked female MMA fighter, Tara LaRosa made a successful return to action tonight at Extreme Challenge: War at the Shore in Atlantic City, New Jersey following a fourteen month layoff. LaRosa (16-1) battled Alexis Davis (6-2) in a very competitive match that saw the fight dead even going into the third round.

Davis was clearly not intimidated by LaRosa’s ranking or status and came out strong in every round. Both ladies are four-stripe purple belts and very highly skilled on the ground. LaRosa dropped Davis in round one with a big right but Davis was able to recover and attempted an omoplata and an armbar.

In round two Davis came out very aggressive and got LaRosa to the ground where she locked in a tight triangle. LaRosa’s patience and experience allowed her to remain calm until she finally escaped but then Davis immediately transitioned to an armbar and the bell sounds.

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Extreme Challenge LIVE WEBCAST starts at 6:00pm PT/7:00pm MT/8:00pm CT/9:00pm ET HERE!


Are you ready for some great mixed martial arts action? Tara LaRosa (15-1), the number one ranked female MMA fighter in the world will be taking on tough Canadian champion Alexis Davis (6-1) at Extreme Challenge’s “War at the Shore” live from Atlantic City, NJ tonight.

There’s a great East Coast vs. West Coast storyline going on with this event. One thing you will notice about this card is that every single fighter has a WINNING RECORD and what that means to the MMA fan purchasing the event is QUALITY.

There are a total of nine fights scheduled and the cost to watch all the action LIVE online is only $7.99. This is a great way to start this action-packed MMA weekend!

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Tara LaRosa fighting her way back

On October 3, 2008 Gina Carano was struggling to make weight once again. In a way that only she can, she managed to turn a simple weigh in into a media circus. Cameras flashed and camcorders rolled as her naked body was obscured by nothing but her father holding a towel. On the next night’s EliteXC card Carano once again “stole the show” by defeating a fighter, Kelly Kobold, who coming off back to back losses.

Somewhere Tara LaRosa had to be chomping at the bit.

It seems as if the entire nation has fallen in love with Carano. Many fans even proclaim that she is the best female fighter in MMA. While she has been receiving fan fare and titles like “the face of women’s MMA,” Tara LaRosa has been waiting in the wings.

Tonight (Friday) she returns to the ring as a part of Extreme Challenge’s War at the Shore card. She will be taking on Alexis Davis. It will be her first action in over a year and you can watch the entire event live right here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info) via live webcast starting at 6:30pm CST/4:30pm PST. Undefeated EliteXC Bantamweight Champion, Wilson Reis will also be on the card.

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Live web stream – EXTREME CHALLENGE: WAR AT THE SHORE featuring Tara LaRosa & Wilson Reis Jan. 23 HERE!

Mark your calendars for Friday evening, January 23, at 6:30pm CST / 7:30 pm EST / 4:30pm PST to be right here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info) so you can see the number one female MMA fighter in the world, Tara LaRosa (15-1) take on Alexis Davis (6-1) as we provide you access to a live … Read more

PRO MMA Exclusive: Tara LaRosa – MMA and Grappling; Next stop Olympics?

By Denny “The Mad One” Hodge

Widely regarded as the #1 female fighter in the world, Tara LaRosa has paved the way for other women fighters and helped propel women’s MMA to a whole new level.

Tara is still with the AFL and with her latest fight just recently being canceled, she is setting her sites on the FILA World Grappling Championship and the possibility of submission grappling being added to the Olympics in the near future.

Tara took some time out to talk with ProMMA.info on her beginnings in the sport, what a women’s The Ultimate Fighter would be like, and how she thinks a fight would go against Christiane “Cyborg” Santos:

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Gina Conviction Carano

Gina Carano was on hand this past Friday as her “training partner” Kim Sugar Free Couture made her pro mma debut.  Kim has a decisive reach advantage on her opponents and should take a lesson from Gina.  Carano kept her opponent Kaitlin Young at bay with a great front kick that she used to keep … Read more