by: Jack Bratcher
On Friday, August 8, 2008, TUFF-N-UFF’s Future Stars of MMA event took place at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Although not all the fighters were from the Vegas area, local gyms such as Xtreme Couture, X-treme Family Fitness, Nellis Combat and Cobra Kai were represented. They had male and female fighters from as far away as Kentucky on the card.
Here are the results from the TUFF-N-UFF Future Stars of MMA:
Evva Johnson def. Susannah Clayton by TKO Rd.1
Karina Hallinan def. Maria Witt by TKO Rd.3
Christy Tada def. Amber Molinari by KO Rd.2
Chris Brady def. Ike Kaahanui by TKO Rd.2
Kimo Yadao def. Kyle Atkinson by Dec.
Marco Scolari def. Jimmy Jones by Dec.
Odis Alex Ruiz def. AJ Cessario by Dec.
Johnny Lee def. Richard St. Claire by Dec.
Justin Linn def. Tony Martinez by Armbar Rd.2
Levi Parrish def. Luis Mendez by Dec.
Justin Cheeks def. Junny Urbaez by TKO Rd.1
Jeff Restivo def. Joe Gonderm by TKO Rd.3
Javier Torres def. Omar Carter by Submission Rd.2
Eric Bosley def. Chris Engles by Submission Rd.1
Coates Cobb-Adams def. Alan Cisneros by RN-Choke Rd. 1
Weston Duschan def. Darrell Matos by Disqualification (knee-to-head) Rd.1
Everyone I have talked with who attended the event said it was a resounding success, with top-notch production, and great fights. A Las Vegas news source who covered the eventis confirmed the high quality of the fighters when they printed, “…The tag line should be, The undiscovered stars of MMA,” as opposed to “The Future Stars,” which the event had been labeled.
TUFF-N-UFF’s next event is scheduled for October. For more information about TUFF-N-UFF, their fighters, and future events check out their website. Also, stay tuned to PRO MMA for upcoming interviews with some of the fighters that participated on the Future Stars of MMA card on August 8.