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Monday, March 17, 2008

Women's Tournament Champion Crowned As Bodog Fight Opens 'Vault'

Courtesy of Bodog Fight:

For Immediate Release
March 17, 2008

Tattooed warrior Patti Lee and knockout sensation Kaitlin Young each fought their way past several tough competitors to reach the finals of a recent Bodog-sponsored HOOKnSHOOT women's tournament held in Evansville, Ind.

Tuesday, March 18, log on to bodoglife.net/fight for Bodog Fight's ground-breaking online mixed martial arts series The Vault to see which of these two women is crowned tournament champion.

Fighting in the 125-pound bracket, Lee opened the tournament with an impressive win over an aggressive Jordan Sprague. The end came at 1:55 of the third round when Lee jumped on top of her opponent and landed a flurry of unanswered strikes.

Next was Nicdali Calanoc, who tried to take Lee to the ground, but wound up succumbing to a heel hook submission at 2:59 of the first round.

Fighting in the 135-pound tournament bracket, Young began her night by knocking out opponent Suzi Smith with a series of fists and knees leaving Smith bloodied and unable to continue just 22 seconds into the first round.

Impressive to say the least, but Young was just getting warmed up.

In the next round, the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy fighter met powerhouse wrestler Meisha Tate, who had just earned a hard-fought decision over Bodog Fight alum Jan Finney. Despite the solid performance against Finney, Tate was clearly outclassed by Young, who fed her a few knees before landing a thunderous head kick that nearly bent Tate in half.

Fight over, 30 seconds into the first round. The crowd roars its appreciation.

"She was standing southpaw," said Young. "That made the right kick easier to get in. I remember seeing her head come up just enough that I wouldn't really have to clear her shoulder, so I just let it go and lucky for me it connected."

Advancing as the 135-pound bracket winner, Young would square off against Lee, the 125-pound winner, in the tournament finale with the winner earning both the HOOKnSHOOT Women's Championship belt and a lucrative Bodog Fight contract.

Who walked away a champion?

The answer lies within The Vault.

Saturday, March 22, don't miss an all-new webisode of The Vault featuring a light heavyweight brawl between 37-year-old Bobby Southworth (8-4) and 30-year-old Anthony Ruiz (17-10), filmed at a Bodog-sponsored Strikeforce event in San Jose, Calif.

Which of these seasoned MMA veterans chalks up another "W"?

Open The Vault to find out.

Bodog Fight: The Vault offers streaming video of all-new, never-before-seen fights each Tuesday and Saturday, commercial free. Each webisode is fully downloadable and iPod-ready, featuring a previously unaired bout from the Bodog Fight archives.

This exclusive Bodog TV footage is only available online at bodoglife.net/fight, twice honored at the 2007 Digital Marketing Awards.

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About Bodog Fight

Since its inception in 2006, Bodog Fight has become one of the heavy-hitters in the world of mixed martial arts. Created by billionaire entertainment mogul and longtime MMA enthusiast Calvin Ayre, Bodog Television's Bodog Fight series offers viewers a unique combination of action and allure from exotic locations throughout the world. Bodog Fight can be viewed online at bodoglife.net, along with other Bodog Television programs including: a poker lifestyle and reality show, Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker, and an international million-dollar band search competition, Bodog Battle. For more information, contact Media Relations at 1-866-892-3371, or fightpr@bodoglife.net. BODOG is a registered trademark.