LINGERIE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS DEBUTS OCTOBER 16
MMA’s most controversial league debuts October 16 on more than 100 cable systems across the country. Lingerie Fighting Championships bills itself as ‘MMA like you’ve never seen it before’ and that might be an understatement. LFC President Roni Taylor promises a memorable night of fights. “We have some great match-ups.”
The first bout of the night will see newcomer Michelle ‘Scrapper’ Blanchard take on MMA vet Tara ‘Guillotine’ Gaddy. Blanchard is a member of the Los Angeles lingerie football team.
“This is history in the making,” Taylor says. “She’s the world’s first two sport lingerie athlete. And she looks damn good in her lingerie, let me tell you.”
The second bout pits Helen ‘Ignite’ Mei and her 6-2 record against Suzanne ‘Hawaiian Punch’ Nakata. Nakata has made a stunning turn around, reeling off 8 straight wins after beginning her career 0-7. Oddsmakers expect Nakata’s streak to come to an end against the much larger Mei.
Former teammates Jenevieve ‘The Sorceress’ Serpentine and Samiha ‘The Goddess’ Glam will be fighting in a surprising move by the league. The pair are best friends and training partners but there will be no love lost in the cage. Serpentine boasts an impressive 5-1 record while Glam is 4-2.
Glam made headlines recently when it was revealed she had lost more than 125lbs after at first being rejected by the league. “Let’s just say she didn’t fit our mold,” Taylor says. “But she came back looking the way she does now and that’s why she’s in the Lingerie Fighting Championships, that’s why.”
The semi-main event of the night will see MaiNe ‘Main Event’ Morgan take on Sara ‘Double’ Dee. Morgan is 11-2 with 6 straight victories while Dee has a less than stellar record of 2-4. Morgan, a former Vegas go-go dancer, is rumored to have suffered an ankle injury in training and this may give Dee at least a glimmer of hope.
Fans have been critical of the league’s main event which pits undefeated Feather ‘The Hammer’ Hadden (17-0) against winless Jody ‘Conquering Angel’ Connacher (0-3) . A few months ago Connacher was working as a ring girl so this one has all the elements of a pre-meditated murder.
Taylor is unapologetic about the seeming mis-match. “Hadden has gone through everyone, she’s beat everyone. She hasn’t beat Connacher. You don’t know what could happen.”
Lingerie Fighting Championships: Lace vs Leather debuts October 16 at 10pm EST / 7pm PST.