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Laura D'Auguste

Laura D'Auguste is a female mixed martial artist. She initially started practising martial arts to protect herself and her daughter from her husband. She also works as a cardiac nurse.

Biography

d'Auguste's first experience with martial arts came in April 1996; previously, she had taken ballet and modern dance. Her mother, Anita d'Auguste, signed her up for a Woman's Safe Seminar at Tiger Schulmann's Karate Center, where she learnt basic grab escapes and strikes. This came at a difficult time for the unemployed d'Auguste, who had recently left an abusive marriage, taking a 3 year old daughter along with her. Her escape to New York from Arizona had to be planned carefully; her husband had threatened to kill her if she ever left.

d'Auguste had already spent all her money on child care and nursing school, but knew she needed further self-defence training. Sensei Peter Guzman, an instructor at the school, made an agreement with d'Auguste that she could work off her tuition fees through various chores at the gym; for example, taking calls, mopping the floors and cleaning the locker room. Soon, she was training regularly, eventually earning her 2nd degree black belt and level 2 Joshu.

d'Auguste began competing in MMA in 2000 for the TSK Fight Team, later becoming the top ranked female fighter in the world. Her last fight was a win against Megumi Yabushita at Smack Girl: Dynamic on 17 August 2005.

Personal life

Laura got married in 2007.

Career

  • 1st Place Men's Advanced Grappling Division, Challenge of Champions XVII
  • 3rd Place Men's Free Fighting, Challenge of Champions XVII
  • Ring of Combat Welterweight Champion
  • Reality Fighting Welterweight Champion
  • 1st Place in NAGA Women's Advanced Lightweight, Women's Advances Middleweight and 2nd in Men's Advanced Flyweight.

MMA Record

8-0-1 (wins-losses-draws)
Result Opponent Method Event Title Date Round Time
Win Megumi Yabushita TKO (Corner Stoppage) ROC 11 - Ring of Combat 11 11/18/2006 1 5:00
Win Megumi Yabushita Decision (Split) Smackgirl - Dynamic 08/17/2005 3 5:00
Win Tevi Say Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Smackgirl - Dynamic 08/17/2005 1 4:11
Win Roxanne Modafferi Decision (Unanimous) ROC 8 - Ring of Combat 8 03/19/2005 3 5:00
Win Christine Jensen TKO ROC 7 - Ring of Combat 7 11/20/2004 1 4:55
Win Amanda Buckner Submission (Rear Naked Choke) RF 7 - Reality Fighting 7 10/16/2004 2 3:39
Draw Amanda Buckner Draw (Majority) RF 5 - Reality Fighting 5 11/1/2003 2 5:00
Win Tanya Vlahac TKO (Doctor Stoppage) ROC 4 - Ring of Combat 4 08/15/2003 3 1:58
Win Shannon Constantine TKO (Doctor Stoppage) RF 2 - Reality Fighting 2 11/2/2002 1 7:58

Footnotes

1. Interview with Natalie Morales, NBC News, 24 August 2005

2. Interview with Natalie Morales, NBC News, 24 August 2005

3. 'From Victim to Victor', Lisa Muñoz, New York Daily News, 17 April 1993

4. 'Faces in the Crowd', Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella, Sports Illustrated, 12 September 2005

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