American Larosa, Champion Shinashistandouts At Smack Girl 2005
American Larosa, Champion Shinashi
Standouts at Smack Girl 2005
By Roxanne Modafferi
American star Tara Larosa from Team Roc tore it up this Tuesday night at Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan for Smack Girl 2005, looking to add another win to her 6 and 1 MMA record blemished only by her loss to Jennifer Howe in 2003’s HookNShoot. Wearing full cowgirl attire to the ring, Larosa utilized her superior grappling to get her taller, heavier opponent to the ground and was easily handed the decision for her efforts.
Larosa wasn’t the only one to shine in Japan’s most noted female promotion Naoko Ohmuro from Wajitsu Keishukai challenged long-time Smack Girl champion Satoko Shinashi, who returned to defend her title after a three-year absence from the ring. In a feverish battle back-and-forth that saw action both standing and on the mats, Shinashi was awarded the decision after three rounds to retain her Flyweight Championship title for the promotion.
Smack Girl 2005 Results
Morifuji Miki def. Yui Tachikawa – Decision
Flyweight Title Bout
Satoko Shinashi def. Naoko Ohmuro – Unanimous decision
Full Contact Karate Bout
Yuka Kobayashi def. Kiyoko Yamamoto – Decision
Check out the full report and pictures in the next issue of Full Contact Fighter.
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