A total of six pro women’s bouts are now set for BlackEye Promotions 5 on October 1st in Fletcher, North Carolina. Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak will face Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi in the night’s main event at 125 pounds. Honchak has replaced Aisling Daly in the headlining fight.
Also scheduled to compete is 11-year veteran Erin “Steel” Toughill, who will look to rebound from a loss in April when she faces Anna Barone. Ashley “Loca” Sanchez, the woman who defeated Toughill, will face Ediane “India” Gomes in one of four other women’s bouts announced for the card.
Honchak (4-1-0)* steps into the main event bout against Modafferi (15-8-0) after Modafferi’s original opponent, Aisling Daly, was forced to withdraw from the card due to contractual obligations to NAAFS. Honchak has earned a trio of decision victories in 2011 and is coming off of a razor-thin win over Nina “The Macedonian Mauler” Ansaroff in April. Modafferi, meanwhile, will look to end the first three-fight losing streak of her career. Despite the recent losses, Modafferi brings a significant experience edge into the fight and has faced many of the sport’s top female fighters.
Toughill (10-3-1) did not compete for nearly two years due to injuries and illness before making her return to action at Freestyle Cage Fighting 46 on April 9th. She suffered a Unanimous Decision loss to Sanchez and will look to get her career back on track against Canada’s Barone (1-2-0), who last fought in a losing effort one year ago. Barone will enter the bout as a significant underdog, but she will look to upset Toughill in the same manner that Sanchez did earlier this year.
Sanchez (4-2-0) has now won back-to-back fights since suffering a pair of losses in 2008. A three-year layoff from MMA did not appear to hinder her in her bout with Toughill, which she won on the strength of takedowns and ground control. Sanchez is coming off of a win over Adrienne Seiber in May, while her opponent, Gomes (7-2-0), made a successful BlackEye Promotions debut in June by submitting Katrine Alendal. Gomes has never been to a decision in her professional career.
Rounding out the women’s portion of the card are bouts pitting “Little” Patricia Vidonic (3-1-0)* against Avery Vilche (2-5-1, 1 NC), Ashley “Smashley” Cummins (8-0-0 amateur, making pro debut) against Angelica Brotherton (1-2-0) and Amy “Lil’ Dynamite” Davis (1-2-0, 1 NC) against Meghan Wright (1-2-0).
*The credited records of Honchak and Vidonic do not include September 24, 2010 Ultimate Women Challenge bouts; the results of which remain under wraps due to ongoing litigation.
BlackEye Promotions 5 takes place on October 1st at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, North Carolina. Additional women’s bouts may be added to the card.