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Baszler, LaRosa, and Ellis Make U.S. Grappling Team

Top MMA fighters Shayna Baszler, Tara LaRosa, and Lisa Ellis are now apart of the U.S. Grappling team after winning the trials in Las Vegas this past weekend.

Baszler (#3 in the Bantamweight Unified Rankings) will be representing the 65 kg (143 lbs.) weight class.

LaRosa (#1 ranked in the Super Flyweight Unified Rankings; pictured left) will be representing the 60 kg (132 lbs.) weight class.


Ellis (#4 ranked in the Flyweight Unified Rankings) will represent the 50kg (110 lbs.) division.

The tema will compete at the FILA Grappling World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1.


One response

  1. This is great news for Bazler, LaRosa and Ellis!!! We wish them all the best of luck at the tournament and we know they will represent the United States and Women’s MMA with pride and honor. Go Team USA!!!

    August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm

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