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Tuesday, Nov 29, 2005

American Larosa, Champion Shinashistandouts At Smack Girl 2005



American Larosa, Champion Shinashi
Standouts at Smack Girl 2005

By Roxanne Modafferi

Tara Larosa
Tara Larosa

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
Kazuna Moroboshi def. Itsuka Yokose – Armlock 0:29 R1
Fuuka def. Emi Kuroda – Armlock 1:37 R2
Masako Yoshida def. KM-Maki – Armlock 2:43 R1
Seri def. Hikaru Shinohara – Unanimous decision
Tara Larosa def. Kumiko Maekawa – Decision
Hisae Watanabe def. Yasuko Mogi – TKO (ref stoppage) 4:03 R1

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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