Monday, July 2, 2012

ASMM Adds Vanessa Mariscal The Woman's Roster

Mariscal (2-1-0) is a co-founder of the California-based VMAT Gym. The kickboxer and jiu-jitsu specialist made her pro MMA debut in late 2009 with a first-round submission victory over Jessica “Raising Havoc” Halverson. This past June, Mariscal returned to action at BlackEye Promotions 4 and forced one-time Strikeforce competitor Colleen “The Beautiful Disaster” Schneider to submit to a third-round rear-naked choke and recently was defeated by Sarah D'Alelio at Invicta in Kansas City, KS.

Vanessal is a world-class trainer and fitness professional with a martial arts background in Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. After studying under the likes of Kent Kim, Master Gainer and Royce Gracie, Vanessa co-founded VMAT Gym with Vladimir Matyushenko in El Segundo, CA. In addition to being a featured fitness instructor at Spectrum and Equinox, Vanessa serves as an ambassador... to Lululemon and contributes to the magazine South Bay Fit. She also participated as a personal trainer on the MTV series I Used To Be Fat.

Features Professional mixed martial artist 2-0, Gold Medalist "Best of the West" 2009, Gold Medalist "Grappler's Quest" 2009, Silver Medalist Pan Am Games 2006, Silver Medalist California State BJJ Championships 2002

National College of Exercise Professionals (NCEP)

"We feel that Vanessa will be a good addition to the ASMM roster and we actually have a fight signed with her later in the summer against a great opponent. It was a tough loss for her at Invicta but it just clearly wasn't her night. I feel that she will be able to show what an athlete and competitor she is going forward. What we are also attracted to is the fact that Vanessa is involved with the sport successfully in other areas such as strength and conditioning nutrition. She is extremely active aside from her MMA career and knows that there is life after competition. She is putting the moves in place to secure that life."  

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