The Future Stars of Mixed Martial Arts

The Future Stars of Mixed Martial Arts - Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Event on November 12, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada USA

Nov. 12, 1993 was the day the Ultimate Fighting Championship held its first event and revolutionized modern combat sports. Now 17 years to the day after that landmark event, Tuff-N-Uff is celebrating the anniversary of the birth of MMA by once again bringing the sport's brightest amateur prospects together for another action-packed night of fighting. Tuff-N-Uff Amateur Fighting Championships is proud to announce “The Future stars of MMA!” return to the Orleans Hotel & Casino's Mardi Gras Ballroom in Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 12. The ladies take center stage on Nov. 12, and Tuff-N-Uff kicks off an eight-woman female tournament with winners moving on to the next event and crown a 145-pound female champion. Tickets for Tuff-N-Uff's Nov. 12 event, which start at just $25, are available at the Orleans Hotel & Casino's box office or online at and Fans from around the globe can watch the fights live at or, while highlights of the action air in more than 47 million homes across the nation on Tuff-N-Uff's weekly highlights show on SportsSouth and Sun Sports. Leading the 145-pound tournament field is early favorite Ronda Rousey (1-0). While the 23-year-old Rousey is still young in her mixed martial arts career, the two-time Olympic judoka carries high expectations. Owning some of the most impressive credentials in the history of U.S. judo, Rousey counts a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Games among her many accomplishments. Autumn RichardsonRousey takes on gritty Team Quest product Autumn Richardson (3-1) (see picture) in an opening round contest. The 27-year-old Richardson, a four-time Tuff-N-Uff veteran, carries a two-fight win streak to the ring with her only loss as ref stoppage from a bloody nose and looks forward to her bid for Tuff-N-Uff's 145-pound crown. On the opposite side of the bracket, undefeated 19-year-old prospect Taylor Stratford (5-0) stands poised as another likely contender. Stratford has reeled-off five-straight wins and is widely considered among the best 145-pound prospects in the nation. Opposing Stratford is debuting Team Quest product Shauna Dugger (0-0). A boxing specialist, Dugger enters the matchup as the underdog, but her team warns opponents that underestimating her chances would be unwise. The remainder of the eight-woman field will be announced in the coming weeks, but with four entrants already official, expect one of the most ambitious amateur tournaments ever held in the women's 145-pound class.

Troy Remer vs. Jimmy Like
Troy Remer
Jimmy Like
Ramon Hernandez vs. Jason Mussay
Ramon Hernandez
Jason Mussay
Derek Imig vs. Michael Green
Derek Imig
Michael Green
Qualema (mia) Hayes-camara vs. Brittany Griffin
Qualema (Mia) Hayes-Camara
Brittany Griffin
Zac Chance vs. Trace Gray
Zac Chance
Trace Gray
Marlon Williams vs. Glen Ili
Marlon Williams
Glen Ili
Eddie Velasquez vs. Colton Bowler
Eddie Velasquez
Colton Bowler
David Jordan vs. Jonathon Rodeffer
David Jordan
Jonathon Rodeffer
Shane Johnson vs. Nikko Cataline
Shane Johnson
Nikko Cataline
Taylor Stratford vs. Shauna Dugger
Taylor Stratford
Shauna Dugger
Carlo Juinio vs. Kenny Lawrence
Carlo Juinio
Kenny Lawrence
Ronda Rousey vs. Autumn Richardson  
Ronda Rousey
Autumn Richardson
Greg Gifford vs. Matt Dahlkemper
Greg Gifford
Matt Dahlkemper