October 2, 2006
BodogFight, the brainchild of billionaire entertainment mogul Calvin Ayre, breaks down barriers again this week as it introduces two outstanding female fighters to the masses. The epic battle between Tara LaRosa and Amanda Buckner airs tomorrow on the Men’s Outdoor and Recreation channel, DISH network, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner and online at www.bodogfight.com.
MMA fans, who have been riveted to the first two episodes of the groundbreaking reality TV series, will witness one of the greatest female duels ever waged as LaRosa, an all-American South Jersey farm girl, takes on battle-tested martial arts instructor Amanda Buckner of rural Maine.
ââ‚¬Å“Right from the bell in Round 1, these girls began writing a new definition for ‘ferocity’,ââ‚¬� says Calvin Ayre, who sits at the helm of the vast Bodog.com digital entertainment empire that includes BodogMusic, the international music label responsible for BodogFight’s phenomenal soundtrack. ââ‚¬Å“Tara and Amanda certainly come across as ladies outside the ring, but when the gloves go on, their transformation into ruthless competitors is undeniable. MMA fans are in for an amazing bout.ââ‚¬�
Well rounded in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai and Judo, LaRosa laughs when she says she is the son her father always wanted. With her recent tour in Japan, her popularity and recognition as an elite MMA competitor continues to grow at a feverish pace around the world. Her early athletic career was heavily devoted to hockey, which earned her a college scholarship, but after pursuing martial arts and receiving lessons under the legendary Royce Gracie, the love of the mat overpowered her passion for the ice. LaRosa has been on a dominating winning streak in women’s competition and it’s logical that her opponent in BodogFight will be the one woman who many observers of the sport view as her equal.
In less than six months, Buckner has become a top 10 female MMA fighter in her weight class. She puts her seven-fight winning streak on the line against LaRosa and one thing that’s certain is Buckner will be prepared. Her pre-fight regimen includes relentless freestyle Brazilian Jiu Jitsu sessions with training partner and husband, Jay Jack. With many identifying Buckner as the slight underdog, she has worked hard to make up whatever little ground separates her and LaRosa, setting the stage for what will be an amazing test of spirit and will.
To learn more about how viewers can cast their vote for the $50,000 BodogFight favorite fighter award and for biographies of all the fighters, exclusive footage, and unedited interviews and confrontations, go to www.bodogfight.com. Each episode will air simultaneously on the Men’s Outdoor and Recreation channel and on Bodog Fight.com broadband network.
Elimination battles, behind-the-scenes training, interviews with fighters, a soundtrack featuring Bodog Music artists, and lifestyle segments compose the weekly one-hour Bodog Fight episodes, with the finale leading into the PPV main event. The three massive super fights and the spectacular USA vs. Russia event will take place later this year.
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