Former BodogFIGHT women’s champion Tara LaRosa’s opponent for Extreme Challenge’s “War at the Shore” event in Atlantic City on January 23 is now set.
Event promoter Monte Cox revealed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com earlier afternoon that LaRosa is set to face rising prospect Alexis Davis.
Davis is 6-1 and is a native of Port Colborne in Canada. Since losing her pro debut to Sarah Kaufman at Ultimate Cage Wars 7 in April of 2007, Davis has gone on to win six consecutive fights. Davis will have her hands full with LaRosa, a Royce Gracie purple belt who trains out of the Fight Factory in Philadelphia.
LaRosa is 15-1 over the course of a six-year MMA career that began in 2002. She has recorded notable victories over top female fighters such as Shayna Baszler, Roxanne Modaferri, Megumi Yabushita, Amanda Buckner, and Kelly Kobold.
Also set to fight on the card is EliteXC bantamweight champion Wilson Reis, who is now set to face Matt Troyer instead of the previously announced Josh Ferguson.
Former Division I wrestling standout Zach Makovsky and Pros vs. Joes season one winner Charlie Brenneman are also scheduled for action in separate bouts. “War at the Shore” will also feature the pro debuts of top Philadelphia-based amateurs Jesus Martinez and Tuan Pham.