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Monday, 07/22/2013, 09:03 am

Fallon Fox Set For CFA Title Bout


Media lightening rod Fallon Fox will return to the Championship Fighting Alliance arena.

Fox (3-0) will take on Ashlee Evans-Smith (1-0) for the CFA women’s featherweight tournament title on Oct. 12. AXS TV’s “Inside MMA” announced the fight over the weekend.

The card is expected to be CFA 12, and will likely take place at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla.

Fox has been swimming in a whirlpool of MMA controversy since announcing she is a transgender fighter. She submitted Allanna Jones at CFA 11 in May. Evans-Smith beat Tori Adams at CFA 10 in March to move into the finals of the four-woman tournament. The Fox-Evans-Smith winner is expected to take home $20,000.

Fox picked up quick first-round wins in her first two fights with a TKO of Elisha Helsper in May 2012, then a 39-second knockout of Ericka Newsome in March. She needed a little longer to take out Jones with a shin-choke with just about 90 seconds left in their fight at CFA 11.
Evans-Smith made her pro debut at CFA 10 after going 5-4 in her amateur career, which included five fights for the Las Vegas-based Tuff-N-Uff.

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