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Exclusive: Erin Toughill returns at FCF Freestyle Cage Fighting on January 30

Erin Toughill

Erin Toughill

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. 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

  • Hohlraum says:

    Wish she’d work it out with Strikeforce. She really is the only person that should be fighting Santos. She’s already beaten Coenen (Santos’ next fight) VERY convincingly.

  • Rece Rock says:

    She has it all… the talent andd the looks now she just needs SF to make it happen and give the fans a great womens fight and a give womens MMA a champ whom can push their division to the next level as far as interest and viewership goes…Cyborg is an excellent fighter but she’s no public relations dream…..

  • sexy-yama says:

    im gonna watch her fight,this girl is crazy, anyone read how her and her ex broke up that shit was off the rails

  • MCM says:

    I’ve been a fan of Erins for a while now and would love to see her battle it out with Cyborg. Hope she works it out with Strikeforce soon.

    Also, how sick does that 135lb tourney look!? Megumi vs Baszler should be a great fight.

  • sexy-yama says:

    thats not mega megu dude,just some other chick with similar name

  • MCM says:

    oops. read that wrong. Still it’s a pretty good list for womens MMA, even without your Sarah Kaufman’s and Tara Larosa’s. And I’m a fan of Shayna Baszler.


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