Reis is a veteran of the boxing circuit, having notched 21 pro bouts in her career. But her background is in martial arts, where she holds three black belts - her transition to MMA has been a long time coming.
The card will also feature American Top Team's Marcos Da Matta in a WFO title fight against Tallahassee's Chris Thorn. Da Matta is one of ATT's lead Jiu-Jitsu instructors, sporting a lightning fast ground game and the ability to dictate the tempo of a grappling match that's on par with top UFC fighters. He's also never lost a pro fight, and since he's spent a large portion of his career training competitors rather than getting in the himself ring, he's still relatively fresh at 5-0.
The exciting night of fights will be punctuated by some celebrity appearances as well: Gibson says Miami street brawler-turned-MMA poster child Kimbo Slice will be in attendance, as will his nemesis, Seth Petruzelli, whose Orlando gym is entering a few fighters into the fray. The action starts at 7 p.m. at Xtreme Indoor Carting, located at 5300 N. Powerline Rd. in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets run $25 to $50. Get them at xtremefightnights.com, or by calling 800-963-0668.
Thu., May 14, 7 p.m., 2009