July 30th, 2012
Tiger Muay Thai Alumnus Sarah D’Alelio Takes a Win at Invicta FC 2 Over the Weekend
Female MMA fighter Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (6-2) only needed three minutes to make Vanessa Porto (14-5) tap out at Invicta FC 2 on Saturday night. D’Alelio, who trained at Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Training Camp Phuket, Thailand earlier this year, finished off the 28 year-old Porto with a reverse triangle arm bar at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Missouri.
“[Porto] was telling everyone that she was going to knock me out and I was like, ‘okay, no.’ The last person that said that they were going to knock me out got their arm broken and their shoulder dislocated. Don’t make me mad,” D’Alelio told MMARising.com after the fight. “I wanted to go out there and show [Porto] that no, you’re not knocking me out, and to show everybody else that I don’t care what you try to do to me.”
The 31 year-old Olympia, Washington native was a replacement for Kelly Kobold, who was hurt during training in June. Invicta FC 2 is only the second event for the all-women’s MMA promotion as the win is D’Alelio’s second in a row and could catapult her to a top ten ranking at the Bantamweight division (135 LBS/ 61 KG) in the world.
The fight started aggressively and never let up, with the two women exchanging heavy punches. D’Alelio staggered the 28 year-old Porto with a left cross early on, but the Brazilian recovered quickly and made an attempt at placing “The Monster” in an arm bar. D’Alelio kept her composure and slipped out of the potential submission, eventually grabbing Porto from behind while attempting a Kimora submission. Porto, who came into the fight the No. 11 ranked Bantamweight in the world, did a fantastic job of not giving up her position, but D’Alelio took advantage of her stance and put the Brazilian in a reverse triangle arm bar that would seal the victory.
D’Alelio won “Submission of the Night” honors, along with teammate Alexis “Alley-Gator” Davis and was the fifth victory in her career by tap out. Her previous fight against Vanessa Mariscal at Invicta FC 1 in April ended with a submission victory as well. D’Alelio told reporters after the fight that she hoped to have a title shot in her next fight, believing that the win proved how much of a force she can be in the division.
“No girl my size scares me. I’m not going to go so far as to say that I would beat everybody, but I can give anybody a run for their money. I know that for a fact,” D’Alelio, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt, commented to MMARising.com.