Fatal Femmes Fighting 2 Girls Night Out Review – Lisa Ward Retains Flyweight title against Taeko Nagamine.
Former Collegiate wrestler Lisa Ward defended her title with a submission against last minute opponent Taeko Nagamine. Her original fight would have featured a rematch with Smack Girl veteran Misaki Takimoto who was submitted by a Kimura in their previous encounter. In the Headlining match Ward wasted no time taking the over matched Nagamine to the mat with a crowd awing slam. Ward moved to mount forcing Nagamine to give up her back after landing a hard elbow. Ward showed poise as she softened up Nagamine with strikes and sunk in the rear naked choke getting that tap at 2:37 in the first.
In the Co main event Megumi Yabushita took on last minute opponent Ginelle Marquez. With Josh Barnett in her corner Marquez dominated every facet of the fight on her way to a lopsided unanimous decision (30-27, 30-24, 30-26). The always exciting Yabushita tried to keep the fight on its feet by throwing unorthodox punches and avoiding the clinch but Ginelle would get the best of these exchanges gaining the clinch and the takedown. Late in the third it looked as if Yabushita was done when Marquez had her back and was hammering down rights as the crowd and photographer’s row hoped for the stoppage. Yubushita showing grit and toughness remarkably rolled to her back and stood up as she was able to hang for the Judge’s decision. Marquez tacked on an impressive win to her resume taking the fight with only 10 days notice.
Brazilian Vanessa Porto displayed why she is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion winning by armbar against former collegiate wrestling champion Tonya Evinger. Similar to her previous Fatal Femmes fight with Brittany Pullem Evinger landed a right that sent her opponent to the mat. Tonya pounced looking to finish but Porto swept her and moved to mount. With out throwing a single punch Porto methodically setup the armbar and subsequently secured it getting the tap at 2:14 in the first.
Angela Samaro dominated Fatal Femmes veteran Crystal Harris by armbar at 1:08 in second round.
Jessica Penne won her second Fatal Femmes match by defeating Sumie Sakai. Penne was taken down repeatedly by Sakai but was able to take advantage of Sakai’s scarf hold by taking her back each time the fight went to the mat. After several unsuccessful rear naked choke attempts from Sakai’s back in the first and second Penne was able to transition to armbar from Sakai’s back in the third and get the tap at O:33.
Sophie Bagerdai ran over Stephanie Palmer winning at 1:07 in the first. Palmer injured her foot early in the fight and was taken out of the ring in a stretcher.
Teammates collided when Yoko Takahashi tapped out Keiko Tomai by what looked to be a pro wrestling leg lock at 2:27 in the first.
1 Yoko Takahashi over Keiko Tamai by Submission Rd 1 @ 2:27
2 Sophie Bagherdai over Stephanie Palmer by TKO 1 1:07
3 Jessica Pene over Sumi Sakai by Submission (Armbar) 3 @ 0:33
4 Angela Samaro over Crystal Harris by Submission (Armbar) 2 @ 1:08
5 Vanessa Porto over Tonya Evinger by Submission (Armbar) 1 @ 2:14
6 Ginelle Marquez over Megumi Yabushita by Decision (Unanimous) 3 @ 3:00
7 Lisa Ward over Taeko Nagamine by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1 @ 2:37