Fri Mar 11 10:40am EST
Shark Fights is no EliteXC. For one, the small Texas-based promotion is still in business. Secondly, it understands how to manage the always awkward naked female weigh-in.
EliteXC was caught off guard in 2008 when Gina Carano had trouble making weight. Carano had to strip down. Holding the towel was her father Glen, and Jared Shaw, son of EliteXC promoter Gary Shaw. Peek-gate brought some negative press the way of the younger Shaw.
Thursday at the Shark Fights 14 weigh-in, Karina Damm had to bare all to make the 126-pound limit. The ringcard girls were there to pick up their sister.
Damm battles Tara LaRosa on HDNet (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT). The highly regarded LaRosa (19-2) had trouble letting her hands go in a loss versus Roxanne Modafferi on the May 2010 Moosin pay-per-view card. She bounced back with a win over Takayo Hashi.
Damm (15-5) had dropped two straight, including a submission loss on a Strikeforce: Challengers card last August.
The main event features two grapplers in UFC veterans Matt Horwich (26-17) and Danillo Villefort (12-3).
Shark Fights 14 Weigh-in:
Matt Horwich (185.6 pounds) vs. Danillo Villefort (185.6 pounds)
Tara LaRosa (125 pounds) vs. Carina Damm (126 pounds)
Lucas Lopez (175.2 pounds) vs. Mike Bronzoulis (174.2 pounds)
Alex Cisne (169.8 pounds) vs. Eric Davila (170.8 pounds)
Sean Shakour (136 pounds) vs. Joseph Sandoval (135 pounds)
Layne Hernandez (170 pounds) vs. Gabe Vasquez (169.2 pounds)
Donnie Frye (146 pounds) vs. Quaint Kempf (145.4 pounds)
Larry Garcia (138 pounds) vs. Derek Cansino (133.6 pounds)
Matt Espinoza (133.4 pounds) vs. Ryan Benoit (136.2 pounds)
Matt Dodgen (145.6 pounds) vs. Gino Davila (143.8 pounds) Mark Martinez (251 pounds) vs. Jonathan Valencia (235.4 pounds)
Cesar Rodriguez Jr. (123.8 pounds) vs. Tommy Gomez (124 pounds)
Matt Hobar (149.6 pounds) vs. Jeremy Gauna (149.2 pounds)
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