FCFF: Title Fight is an Epic Rematch, Pitting top Female Talent on August 24th

FCFF: Title Fight is an Epic Rematch, Pitting top Female Talent on August 24th

August 24th Title Fight is a Rematch, Best Female Fighters in the Region 
Katie Howard the FCFF 115pound Champ punches Kyra Batara
Portland, OR – On Saturday, August 24th the Full Contact Fighting Federation (FCFF) brings back their undefeated, undisputed 125-pound female Champion Emily Corso to Rumble @ The Roseland 73 for an epic re-match against Portland’s Katie Howard. Howard is rolling off the steam of a round two knockout in her last fight and Corso is on the verge of turning pro. This clash puts the top female MMA talent in the region together for a Title fight showdown at Rumble @ The Roseland 73. “The caliber of this female fight is unlike any other we’ve hosted – ever,” said Kevin Keeney, FCFF matchmaker and co-owner. Tickets are available at Safeway Tickets West outlets, online or at the door the night of the event at the Roseland Theater starting at 6pm. Fights begin at 7pm. Updated fight cards and information at www.thefcff.com.

Also on the Rumble @ The Roseland 73 fight card is the 185-pound Championship fight where Jake Smith of Vancouver will try to regain the FCFF Middleweight Title against Rod Jaques, the current FCFF Superfight Champion. Smith was the FCFF Champion in this division a year ago, but lost in his first Title defense at Rumble @ The Roseland 70 in a hard fought five-round grudge match.  The Rumble @ The Roseland 73 undercard is packed with emerging MMA talent from the region and features the current FCFF Heavyweight Champion, Tyree Fortune fighting in a 220-pound catch weight fight against Derek Harris of Eugene, OR.

More about the Female Championship Fight:
The current FCFF 125-pound Champion Emily Corso brings confidence, hard work and sportsmanship as her founding principles to the cage. This attitude has delivered, as she is undefeated in seven MMA fights and holds three belts from three different organizations: The FCFF, CageStar, and Budo. On August 24th at Rumble @ The Roseland 73 she faces a brand new challenge, “This is the first time I’ll be fighting the same person twice and I’m still trying to wrap my mind around what that experience will be like,” she said. In preparation she’s changed her training significantly and is working to bring some new surprises to her competition, Katie Howard.

The two first met for the FCFF 125-pound Championship on May 18th at Rumble @ The Roseland 71. There, Corso pulled off a final-round tapout due to armbar. “I’m happy with how things went in our first fight. Katie and I have similar jiu-jitsu games,” said Corso. According to Howard’s coach she is “extremely excited for this rematch.  I have never seen her more focused.  Katie is mentally, physically and technically more sound than she has ever been, even in her most recent fight,” said Coach Sarah from Girl’s Gym. In Katie Howard’s last fight at Rumble @ The Roseland 72 on July 13th she raised the crowd to their feet with a 21 second-round-two knockout over Shellby Connelly.

The future is bright for both Emily Corso and Katie Howard. Corso is on the verge of turning professional, “Coach says it will be within the next year,” she said. Until then she plans to train hard at Alive MMA who have “helped me get to where I am,” says Corso. Howard has “plans to go pro early next year,” according to Coach Sarah “…and, in the meantime she will continue to fight for the FCFF every chance she gets.”

The full fight card is available at www.thefcff.com. Tickets available atwww.ticketswest.com or at Safeway tickets west locations. Doors open at 6pm at the Roseland Theater and tickets can be purchased at the door. Fights start at7pm.

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