Washougal fighters go for titles

Rumble at the Roseland 65 is set for Aug. 25

Emily Whitmore (right) throws fists with Liz Tracy during Caged at the Coast 6, in Lincoln City, Ore. Whitmore, who grew up in Washougal, will fight for the FCFF Female 125-pound championship at Rumble at the Roseland 65, Aug. 25, at the Roseland Theater, in Portland, Ore.

Rumble at the Roseland 65 is set for Aug. 25

Two Full-Contact Federation fighters from Washougal will challenge for championship belts on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Rumble at the Roseland 65, inside the Roseland Theater in Portland, Ore. The 24-match card begins at 7 p.m.

The main event features a 125-pound female championship fight between challenger Emily Whitmore of Washougal and champion Emily Corso. Corsco is a well-rounded fighter, with wins by knockdown and submission in her last four matches.

Whitmore earned her first title shot at Rumble at the Roseland 54 in January 2011, but she came up short against Robin Woods. Whitmore has been fighting to get back in contention ever since. She has earned it with victories against Kimberley Picard, Janna Piper, Rachel Morton and Cinthia Aguirre over the past two years.

“Emily Whitmore has great Jiu Jitsu skills on the ground. She is very technical,” said Kevin Keeney, FCFF co-owner and match maker.

Another featured bout includes two FCFF champions battling for supremacy in the Bantamweight divison. Featherweight champion Jess Moore of Washougal relinquished that title after dropping 10 pounds to join the Bantamweight division. Moore will challenge champion Dylan Atkinson for the rare opportunity to win two championship belts in the same year. Moore beat Sean Solitz for the featherweight title back in January.

“These two men are fierce competitors and highly skilled fighters,” Keeney said. “They are two of the best Batamweight fighters we’ve ever seen in the FCFF. This is a real treat for fight fans.”

The fight card will be updated at www.thefcff.com. Tickets for $29, $39 or $59 are available at www.ticketswest.com or at Safeway Ticket West locations.