Women Muay Thai Fight Night Part I
When: 2/7/2003 - 2/7/2003
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
(thanks to http://www.womenkickboxing.com
for the info!)
Friday, February 7th, 2003
Stardust Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Tickets : $30, $60, and $100
Doors open at 6:30
2003 will introduce the USA to a year of Muay Thai action as Master Toddy
embarks on his biggest promotional drive yet. Beginning with February's
all-female fight card, every other month is slated to bring the best Muay
Thai fighters to Las Vegas. These events are sure to draw the crowd to
A tremendous success in England, Master Toddy aims to capture lightning
in a bottle once again as the battle of the best female Muay Thai fighters
comes to the first of three thunderous match-ups under the lights of the
Stardust Hotel. There fighters from USA, Canada and England will face
their opponents who are determined to be crowned the reigning Warrior-Queens
of the ring.
Making their fight debuts this February, the newest members of Master
Toddy's fighting team are prepared for the best. These women possess the
skills to make their mark in the championship ring. All share the fierce
determination that is a characteristic of Master Toddy's fighters. Their
fighting techniques are numerous and diverse, just like the cheering crowd
that will accompany them to the Stardust Hotel. The bouts are scheduled
Tasha Marzolla (Las Vegas, USA)
Nina Magsamen (Minnesota)
Tasha is a 5-time Playboy magazine model appearing on the cover numerous
times in one year. Beautiful and deadly, Tasha's day job masks the power
and offensive weapons that she unleashes in the ring. Her powerful front
kick helps keep opponents away from pounding at her face. This weapon
will surely be needed as Tasha faces Minnesota's own Nina Magsamen. A
master at finding the weak points of any fighter, Nina will surely aim
to keep Tasha off the cover of any magazine soon. Her flashing fist combos
will be set on one target. Although Nina has more ring experience than
her, Tasha has the energy of the hometown crowd behind her. If this fight
goes the distance, Tasha can emerge as the victor.
Celina Cruz (Las Vegas, USA)
Michele Roseanne Elizabetn Grizzle (England)
Coming fresh off the heels of her impressive victory at the Orleans Hotel
last September, Celina Cruz is set on starting the year off with a winning
streak. Armed with her favorite piercing front kicks to the face, Celina
is out to show that youth combined with heart and skill can be a deadly
mix. She is ready to face her overseas opponent.
Michele Grizzle is an undefeated fighter in her home country of England.
In order to accept the fight against Celina, she certainly did her homework.
She is ready to defend against any kick Celina throws at her with her
own fast combos. Michele won't let Celina get any bonus from kicking her
in the face. This bout will be a show of the art of Muay Thai at its best.
Linda Loyce (San Francisco, USA)
"Killer" Kate Meehan (Denver, USA)
Linda Loyce is a well-known fighter from the famed Fairtex Gym in San
Francisco, California. A product of champion-trainer Ganyao, Linda has
fought some of the best Muay Thai technicians. Her power and speed emerges
in her own mastery of Muay Thai attacks. This time she will be facing
a different challenge.
"Killer" Kate Meehan of Denver, Colorado, is a champion kickboxer
who has fought under Muay Thai rules before. She is fast, nimble, and
showcases different techniques during the fight. It will be interesting
to see how Kate handles the Muay Thai offense thrown at her from Linda,
while Linda will surely be seeing a new approach to how Muay Thai can
be mixed with kickboxing in the ring.
This bout will be a clash of champions as the two countries bring out
the best of Muay Thai to Las Vegas. The championship belts between the
two of these fighters would decorate the entire ring if it was still left
standing after their match. This battle promises to be one of the biggest
fights of the evening.
Returning to the Las Vegas ring after a hard-fought match in China and
a karate championship in Canada, Keri "The Crusher" Crothers
is ready to face any challenger. Already stepping up to the likes of champions
such as Angela Rivera, Keri has proven that she will back down from no
one. She will be facing a tough opponent in Georgia's Trisha "TNT"
Hill. With Trisha's tremendous punching and kicking power and Keri's height
and speed, one of these fighters may feel closer to the mat than she would
like. Trisha is known for her hammer-like spinning backfist, but she will
have to find Keri first. If Keri misses with her pounding sidekick, she
might see stars from Trisha's fists.
Amnesty "The Cobra" Cortner (Las Vegas, USA)
Nancy Galvin (San Francisco, USA)
A sharp right hand and solid right kick is what Amnesty plans to use during
her fight debut. With all her weapons shooting out like pistons, Amnesty
will surely charge forward to bring down her opponent. Her solid punch
combos and forward fighting motion can keep an opponent off-balance and
defensive for the entire fight. However, she will have to dodge the quick
grab-and-knee attack from Jacqueline. Another fighter hailing from the
Fairtex Gym, Jacqueline has more experience and can knock a fighter down
with a gut-wrenching knee to the midsection. This bout will be a battle
of strength between fists and knees.
Yvonne Glines (Las Vegas, USA)
|| Molly Hucbscher (Minnesota)
Yvonne Glines's tough ring style is a culmination of the endless store
of techniques and combos that she possesses. Her fight debut will be a
showcase of those quick and powerful combos that she loves. Although Molly
has fought in the ring before, it will be tough to overcome Yvonne's quickness.
There is talk that this fight won't go the distance.
Ardra Hernandez (Las Vegas,USA)
Beth Westover (Idaho, USA)
Ardra's quickness at launching counterattacks mixed with her Mexican fighting
spirit makes for a very tough fighter. She only knows how to fight forward,
and will never be seen on her heels. Beth will have to answer her charging
attacks with a barrage of strong punches and kicks. A slight edge with
fight experience might bring Beth over the top, but only if she can hold
off Ardra's assaults.
Rachel Duangsima (Las Vegas, USA)
Camie Escobar (Utah, USA)
A natural southpaw, a master at ring movement, and a great roundhouse
kick that can be felt by even the strongest opponents are a few of the
characteristics of Master Toddy's newest fighter, Rachel. Armed with attacks
learned from Master Chan, a trainer specializing in southpaw techniques,
Rachel will have to continually attack and defend against Utah's Camie
Escobar. Not to be outdone, Camie hails from the famed Utah training gym
of Sakasem Fairtex. Camie has her own strong offensive weapons that she
is eager to show to Rachel.
Patti Teran (San Francisco, USA)
Naveen Contreras (Fresno, USA)
A revenge match is scheduled for the evening as the smart and cunning
Patti Teran of World Team USA plans to avenge her earlier loss to Naveen
Contreras of Fresno, California. Patti's whipping roundhouse kick and
lightning punches are a few of the weapons that she has been working on
while training at Master Toddy's Lionheart Camp in Las Vegas. This bout
of the evening will show whether Patti can overcome Naveen's powerful
techniques that won her the championship belt last year.
Natalie Fuz (New York, USA)
Staci Carsten (Utah)
Coming from a disappointing event where she traveled all the way to Las
Vegas last September only to have her opponent fail to show, Natalie has
a host of weapons and attacks that she is eager to finally use in the
ring. She will be able to test her skills against Staci Carsten who will
bring her own punishing moves to send Natalie back to New York. This high-powered
bout will have one fighter eager to unleash her skills and another waiting
to pound her opponent back to where she came from.
(Las Vegas, USA)
Alisanne Casey (Utah,