Tuff-N-Uff, the nation’s premiere amateur mixed martial arts organization, will present Las Vegas’ first all-female MMA card at the Orleans Arena at 8 p.m. on Saturday, 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.