Monday, March 02, 2009

Erin Toughill vs. Emily Thompson added to PFC 13: Validation

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The Palace Fighting Championships has added a female feature to its May 8 event, "PFC 13: Validation," as Emily Thompson (3-0) will meet Erin Toughill (9-2-1).

Sources close to the bout alerted ( of the addition to the card.

PFC 13 is scheduled for May 8 at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, Calif.


Toughill, a former professional boxer with a record of 7-3-1 (including a 2005 defeat to Laila Ali), will be carrying a three-fight win streak into the bout. Toughill, who began her MMA career in 1999, took a break from MMA and boxing in 2007. She competed under the name "Steel" on the second season of "American Gladiators" before returning to action in late 2008.

Toughill last fought in February, earning a first-round TKO victory over Karen Williams at "PFC: Best of Both Worlds."

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