Female knockout specialist and current threat to the Strikeforce women’s 145 pound crown, Erin Toughill will be making her highly anticipated return to action at FCF (Freestyle Cage Fighting) 39 on January 30.
FiveOuncesofPain.com was recenty able to confirm Toughill’s participation on the card through Erin herself, who is currently deep in training for the bout.
While no opponent for Toughill has been announced as of this writing, 5 Oz. promises to keep you up to date as soon as we hear anything.
FCF 39 will be taking place from the Firelake Grand Casino in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Viewed throughout the sport as one of the true pioneer’s of female MMA, many of you will remember Toughill as an original representative of the sport during her appearance on MSNBC’s Warrior Nation series a few years back.
A former professional boxer, Erin sports a 10-2-1 record, and is currently riding a four fight win streak. The wife to Xtreme Couture submission coach Neil Melanson is currently under contract with Strikeforce, and will be taking this fight with the promotion’s blessing.
Also on the card will be an eight-woman dream tournament in the 135 pound division with the winner expected to receive a Strikeforce contract, along with a title shot.
Below is the line up for the tournament no fan of female mixed martial arts should miss:
Megumi Yabushita vs. Shayna Baszler
Jan Finney vs. Liz Carreiro
Kaitlin Young vs. Jennifer Tate
Adrienna Jenkins vs. Sarah Schneider