The SoCal fighting phenomenon known as "Lethal" Laura Salazar, will return to action in just a few short weeks and is looking to remain unbeaten in MMA as her star continues to rise. Lethal Laura doesn't allow her new found popularity to go to her head, she grew up in a little village called EL Mesquitillo on the outskirts of Leon Guanajuato, Mexico without electricity or running water.
"I could never have imagined my life would turn out like this" says Laura, "We didn't even have door handles. I remember being amazed when I came to the USA and everybody had door handles on their doors!"
She began training in 2011 under the tutelage of Dr. Anthony Britton who, aside from running a Chiropractic clinic in Arcadia, is also the Head Muay Thai Trainer at the UFC Gym in Rosemead California. Looking to simply lose weight and hoping to gain confidence, "Lethal" Laura never imagined the journey that she was setting out to take. In 2011 the UFC Gym product won the World Supergrands Martial Arts Championships in Sport Muay Thai under the guidance of Martial Arts Master Anthony Britton. In 2012 she traveled to Sparta Greece and won the world championships of Pankration (MMA) for team USA. In 2013 she simultaneously embarked on an amateur MMA career that saw her undefeated at 3-0 as well as continue her Muay Thai career improving her record to 17-3.
She has also expanded her horizons by traveling to Thailand to train at the famed Tiger Muay Thai camp, home to such UFC notables as GSP (George St. Pierre), Roger Huerta, Jake Shields and Brian Ebersole. Upon returning from Thailand she further expanded her striking repertoire by joining the World famous "Wildcard gym" (Freddie Roach, Manny Pacqiao).
Her most recent adventures led her to trying out for the Ultimate Fighter Season 20 which premiers on September 10th on Fox Sports 1. Unfortunately for her, she was not selected join the cast. Undaunted, she vows to continue pursuing a dream of one day fighting in the UFC in her home country of Mexico!
Lethal Laura will be fighting at:
Xplode Fight Series Presents: XFS Tornado on Sept. 20th
16760 Paradise Mountain Road, Valley Center, CA
Gates open at 2:00 PM
Pro fights Start at 6:15pm