“Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of Mixed Martial Arts” will host a four-woman strawweight tournament, the winner of which will be rewarded with a fight contract with Invicta.
Aspiring female fighers Jianna Denizard (5-2), Jamie Moyle (3-2), Laura Uyeda (5-0), and Molly Wren-Holmes (4-0) make up the tournament that begins on April 11 at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
“Tuff-N-Uff has long supported women’s martial arts, and we’ve been fortunate enough to have some of the best ladies in the game compete in our cage,” Tuff-N-Uff Vice President Jeff Meyer said. “The chance to partner with the best all-women’s MMA organization in the sport for this unique opportunity was a natural fit for us, and I’m looking forward to seeing this tournament play out.”
Texas’ Denizad stands at 5-foot-7 and is the tallest competitor in the tournament. Primarily a striker, Denizard also has two submission wins on her record.
Moyle, a Las Vegas native, has competed against Invicta FC veteran Tecia Torres as an amateur. She’s the smallest tournament contestant and hopes to prove size doesn’t matter.
Arkansas’ Uyeda is a ground specialist. She earned a bronze medal in the No-Gi Worlds 2010 jiu-jitsu tournament. But the submission artist also has a knockout victory on her resume showing she’s no one-trick pony.
California’s Wren-Holmes is a well-rounded fighter that is comfortable no matter where the fight goes. She’s also a finisher. Three of her four wins are by knockout.
The winners of the two April 11 semifinal bouts will meet in the tournament final on June 7 at Thomas and Mack Center with the winner then moving on to fight for Invicta.