Wednesday, February 8, 2012
LaTasha Marzolla (born on August 21, 1979) is an American Mixed martial arts fighter and kickboxer currently competing for Tuff-N-Uff Amateur Fighting Championships. She is noted for being a former Playboy glamour model.
Early lifeMarzolla attended Las Vegas High where she participated with their junior varsity wrestling team. She decided to learn self-defense after her house was robbed and enrolled in Muay Thai with Master Toddy.
ModelingShe has appeared in several Playboy Special Editions series and was chosen as the 2004 Model of the Year.
Kickboxing & Wrestling careersMarzolla pursued a career with the professional full-contact kickboxing promotion K-1 under the nickname of Venus. She has a kickboxing record of 9-3. In 2004, she also had a brief career in professional wrestling after signing with WWE to train in Ohio Valley Wrestling. She was released along with a fellow model Bobbi Billard due to injuries.
Along with Gina Carano, she appears in the 2005 quasi-documentary Ring Girls which is about five women who, under Muay Thai trainer Master Toddy, fight in Las Vegas and Thailand.
Mixed martial arts careerLaTasha currently trains at Throwdown Training Center in Las Vegas and was formerly under trainer Shawn Tompkins. On May 30, 2009 she made her MMA debut, defeating Christy Tada by corner stoppage at the end of round 1 in a Tuff-N-Uff event in Las Vegas. Marzolla faced Kate McGray at Tuff-N-Uff on November 27, 2009.
Marzolla faced Nikki Rae Lowe at Tuff-N-Uff Futer Stars of MMA on October 22, 2010. She lost the fight via TKO after dislocating her elbow in the first round.
Personal lifeMarzolla has a younger brother named Michael. She has two children, a son named Aalijah David and a daughter named Aspen Kearney