Tuff Girls


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Tuff-N-Uff presents "Tuff Girls"

Las Vegas' first All-Female MMA Card to take place Friday, July 10 at the Orleans Arena

Las Vegas, Nevada (June 18, 2009) – Tuff-N-Uff, the nation's premiere amateur mixed martial arts organization, will present the Las Vegas' first all-female MMA card at the Orleans Arena at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 10. Featuring 24 fighters, each with a unique fighting background, "Tuff Girls" will be headlined by Barb Honchak and Las Vegan Meegan Thomas who will fight in the 125-pound weight class for the Tuff Girl Belt.

The announcement of this event also marks the 15th anniversary of Tuff-N-Uff's first event. June 18, 1994 Tuff-N-Uff hosted an amateur kickboxing event in Chicago, Illinois.

With diverse backgrounds and coming from all facets of life, these female athletes have proven their MMA skills in the amateur ranks. Fighting in the main event, Barb Honchak has compiled an impressive record of 6-1, while her opponent Meegan Thomas is undefeated with three wins under her belt. The other bouts will feature battles in weight classes ranging from 105 pounds to the 170 pounds.

Taking place the night before the biggest event in MMA history, UFC 100, "Tuff Girls" will showcase amateur women fighters who may one day rival professional fighters like Gina Carano and Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos. Other former Tuff-N-Uff fighters who have turned professional include Jon Fitch and Aaron Riley.

Tickets for the event are on sale now for $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the fight. Tickets may be purchased by calling 702.284.7777, online at www.orleansarena.com or in person at the Orleans Arena box office located at 4500 West Tropicana Avenue at Arville Road.

About Tuff-N-Uff:

Founded in 1994, Tuff-N-Uff Productions is the nation's premiere amateur MMA organization. Tuff-N-Uff is a proving ground for amateur fighters providing an unparalleled outlet for up and coming fighters. Tuff-N-Uff strives to help the younger generation of fighters pursue their dreams of becoming professional MMA athletes through the development of individual athletic skills, work ethic, discipline, sportsmanship, self-respect and pride. For more information visit www.tuffnuff.net.

Media Contact:

BRAINtrust Marketing + Communications

Spence Johnston, 702-370-7838 or spence@braintrustlv.com

Jim Cooney, 908-723-4229 or jim@braintrustlv.com


 Hey is it true that fiercetrouble from the UG is fighting roxy richardson?


July 10 is a Friday....

Knux -  Hey is it true that fiercetrouble from the UG is fighting roxy richardson?

 I was about to ask if she were on the card, too. She looked good in her debut last month. Fast GnP win.

 UG poster Fierce Trouble ^^^

 thx for the support!  Im not sure if Fierce Trouble is fighting Roxy or not but will update you as soon as I find out.  Jeff Osborne from HookNShoot is helping with the majority of the matchmaking so I'll ask him whats up asap.

I thought it was kinda crazy when my brother and I realized that today marks the exact 15 year anniversary of our first martial arts event promotion.  It was in the gym of Stevenson High School in the Chicago area [Where barry and I went to HS] and wow what an amazing ride its been.

By the way, Id like to say thanks to Spence Johnston and the crew over at BrainTrust LV for the help in getting the word out.  If you google his name and then put a keyword like UFC next to it, I think you'll be impressed :-)




 I heard Roxy isn't in this event because she's doing her pro Muay Thai debut shortly.  Barry told me I'm fighting though, so I'll be there!

i can't wait!!  Should be an awesome night.  Thanks for the support UG crew :D

 Yeah I went back to look for that thread on the fightergirls site and it mentioned that.

Good luck! I'm going to try to be there.

Yeah, better change your press release......July 10 is a Friday, not a Saturday.

 Good luck in there Fierce Trouble.

You looked real good in May.

ShdwPrwler - Yeah, better change your press release......July 10 is a Friday, not a Saturday.




Here's the complete fight card if anyone wants to check it out. 




 would you like to have elaina maxwell fight on your card?

Tommy Rojas -  would you like to have elaina maxwell fight on your card?

 we'd love to have Elaina on a Tuff-N-Uff card down the road but Tuff Girls is an all ammy event.