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September 1, 2014

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Strip Scribbles: Women fighting women in lingerie MMA championships

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Lingerie Fighting Championships

The Lingerie Fighting Championships.

Lingerie Fighting Championships

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It was a sure bet after the success of the Lingerie Football League. It was only a matter of time before the Lingerie Fighting Championships came along.

Former Las Vegas Sin players and Las Vegas showgirls are on the eight-card bout of the new LFC President Michelle Blanchard at Silver Nugget this Friday.

“I wanted my first event to be really memorable,” former LFL star Michelle explained. “Some people have a problem with women fighting other women. And some people have a problem with women looking sexy. Put the two together, and some people’s heads explode!”

Her debut card features a mix of new fighters and veterans, including Brenda “Juice” Jones, who will take on Megan “Baby” Doll in the evening’s semi-main event. Fighters are coming from all over the world to the North Las Vegas casino’s event center for what promises to be as entertaining as it is controversial.

Promoters are predicting a sell-out in Las Vegas, and the event will be distributed by Multivision Media to 90 million households via cable, satellite PPV and Internet.

New LFC fighter Roxanne “The Viper” Romaro is unapologetic about her decision to join the league. “I’ve always been very athletic, and I love a good fight. I like that I can fight and still look pretty.” She takes on another first-time fighter in Chelsea “Feisty Fists” London.

Other matches include Riley “Nuclear” Norris vs. Susan “Tatia” Cordell and Sheila “Crash” Cardinal against Beth “Mount Crush” Moore. Maine “Main Event” Morgan drew Samiha “The Goddess” Glam as her opponent. Feather “the Hammer” Hadden takes on Holly “The Lotus” Mei in the evening’s main event.

Ryan Riess Wins 2013 WSOP

Ryan Riess, 23, a poker professional from East Lansing, Mich., poses with stacks of cash after winning the World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in no-limit Texas Hold 'Em tournament at the Rio Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Launch slideshow »

POKER PAYOFFS: When the World Series of Poker starts play today, there’s been only one eight-figure payday to date: Jamie Gold walked away from a record field of 8,773 players in 2006 with a $12 million haul. WSOP execs promise that this year someone will get a 1,000 percent return on their $10,000 entry fee during the six weeks of green-felt action at the Rio.

The 45th annual tournament runs for six weeks now through July when we’ll know the November Nine. Guy Laliberte’s One Drop global water charity returns for a second year with 33 mega-millionaire players already committed with their $1-million buy-in, so 23 places are left to guarantee the largest prize pool in tournament poker history.

Voodoo Zip Line at Rio

Rio’s Voodoo Zip Line Opens

A view of the journey to the next building via the Rio's newly opened VooDoo Zip Line Sunday, May 25, 2014.  Courtesy of Rio Photo credit to Erik Kabik. Launch slideshow »

VOODOO ZIP LINE OPENS: UFC Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer was the first to ride the new VooDoo zip line 55 floors high between the towers of the Rio. Contributing videographer Chris Rauschnot of 24KMedia on Twitter was on hand for the opening ceremony over the Memorial Day Weekend.

TONIGHT’S TIPS

Darrell Joyce headlines at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand through Sunday.

Olivia Newton-John returns to her “Summer Nights” residency at Flamingo.

William Fitzsimmons and Leif Vollebeck raise the roof of Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Pregnant Neon mixed-media artwork by urban arts coordinator Richard Hooker debuts at Sahara West Library through July 12.

James Stephens III and Ronnie Schell headline at the Improv at Harrah’s through Sunday.

TOMORROW’S TEASE

The New York big-bucks bankers who bought the Cosmopolitan partied at the new Drai’s Beach Club and Nightclub at the Cromwell over Memorial Day Weekend and talked about their plans for their newly acquired hotel casino. Food Network chef Ben Vaughan writes a guest column while he crisscrosses America in advance of a planned Las Vegas stop on the search for undiscovered restaurant gems for his new TV series. And fashion designer Alison Leach’s latest local creations can be seen at the new boutique hotel the Cromwell.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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