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FFF – 04/03/2008: ‘Video Interview with Takayo Hashi!’

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Fatal Femmes Fighting. Amanda Buckner vs Takayo Hashi.  But who is this Hashi? Thirty years old, fighting out of Wajytsu Keishukai Tokyo HQ, Japan, she boasts a record of 10 wins with only 1 loss, which she avenged against Hitomi Akano to become Smack Girl Champion. She took 3rd place in the Abu Dhabi Women’s 60K division in 2007.  She started fighting after watching her brother do grappling and MMA, training hard day after day to become a pro fighter.  In July 2006, she competed in Smack Girl’s pro-grappling tournament in two divisions, winning that title of "Smack Girl Grappling Queen," and then taking the MMA title away from Akano in 2007.  Finally, she’ll have her chance to fight overseas in America’s rising all-female MMA promotion "Fatal Femmes Fighting," April 3rd, where she’ll face the experienced veteran Amanda Buckner (11-4-1) in what will certainly be the fight of her life.

FFF 4: "Call of the Wild" will take place at the Shrine Expo Center in downtown Los Angeles, CA, (700 W. 32nd St.)

Roxanne Modafferi takes a moment to sit down with Hashi to ask her for her thoughts about her upcoming fight.

Text and interview by Roxanne Modafferi

Photo by Yoshinori Ihara (

PIC: Takayo Hashi is a super grappler but won Smack Girl middleweight title by controlling the standing battle against a former champ Hitomi Akano.

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