Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 | 12:38 p.m.
When you normally think of vital statistics for a stunning knockout Playboy model, you think 36-26-34. Well those sure are the measurements for glamour girl Latasha Marzolla, but since she’s a rising star of MMA, it’s more important to know she’s also 125 pounds of rock hard condition and tough as nails.
After her home was robbed, Latasha took up self-defense and enrolled in Muay Thai with Master Toddy. That led to Latasha simultaneously modeling for Playboy and fighting in professional, full-contact K1 kickboxing under the nickname Venus here in Las Vegas and in Thailand.
Latasha even wrestled with WWE and appeared in the documentary Ring Girls. This year, she’s been training under Shawn Tomkins for Xtreme Couture. Her debut in May ended in Round 1 at the 2-minute mark when she beat Christy Tada in a TKO.
This past weekend, Latasha, who is the proud mom of two young children, cemented her future stardom with a unanimous third-round decision over Kate McGray. Both fighters were previously undefeated stars.
2004 Model of the Year Latasha was the headliner of the main event of 14 fights staged by Tuff-N-Uff at The Orleans during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It was another sold-out event for the growing young fight organization, and it attracted UFC headliners Wanderlei Silva and Kim Couture, Randy Couture’s wife.
I’ve talked with the blonde beauty, and she says she hopes to eventually become the best female fighter in the world and at a level so that the UFC will add a women’s category to their cards, too.
Our contributing photographer Ray Kasprowicz was ringside for the thrilling action for our photo gallery. The next Tuff-N-Uff is scheduled for Jan. 8 at the Riviera.
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. Read more of Robin's stories at VegasDeLuxe.com.
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