Howich vs Villefort headlines Shark Fights 14, Irvin-Alexander off

By Fighters Only

Texas based mixed martial arts fight promotion company, Shark Fight Promotions, announced yesterday that due to Irvin’s “alleged” steroid allegations and an undisclosed injury that Alexander suffered during training, they were forced to pull the bout from Shark Fights 14.

The organization was quick to replace Alexander vs. Irvin with an equally compelling bout. The new co-main event features top ranked female fighters Tara LaRosa and Carina Damm, a highly anticipated bout that has been in the works for nearly three years.

According to Brent Medley, president of Shark Fight Promotions, “LaRosa and Damm are two of the best female MMA fighters in the 125lb division and this fight has been a long time coming. Promotions have been attempting to put together LaRosa vs. Damm since the BodogFight league dissipated three years ago. We are thrilled that it is going to take place under the Shark Fights banner.”

Medley went on to say, “The winner of LaRosa vs. Damm will potentially be up for Shark Fights first ever women’s championship title in early summer. Also, as I mentioned in a previous statement, the highly anticipated re-match between Alexander and Irvin will be rescheduled for later this year.”

Tara LaRosa (19-2) is currently the #2-ranked pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world by MMARising.com, second to only Strikeforce sensation Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos.

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