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Julie Kedzie hopes to book Tara LaRosa vs Amanda Buckner inside Invicta FC cage

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According to a Dec. 16 post from MMA Fighting, Julie Kedzie is already thinking about fights she could put together for Invicta FC.

Kedzie, who was introduced as new Invicta FC matchmaker on Dec. 16, said the dream match she hopes to book would be a rematch between Tara LaRosa and Amanda Buckner.

"There’s one fight, and it’s actually a rematch," Kedzie said. "I was on the Invicta website to see who’s assigned, and Tara LaRosa has fought her last couple fights at 135 but I don’t know what her plans are, I need to sit down and talk to her, but I remember her fight with Amanda Buckner, and I saw Amanda Buckner is signed with Invicta.

"I remember that fight in Bodog as one of the best female fights I’ve ever seen in my life. That was epic fight between two warriors, and if there’s a chance of making that fight again, I’ll be pretty excited about it."

LaRosa fought Buckner at a BodogFight event in 2006.

It was an instant classic that saw LaRosa come away with a victory via rear-naked choke in the third and final round.

Kedzie is absolutely right that LaRosa vs Buckner was a great fight, but eight years have passed since that event went down.

LaRosa was just 27 years old at the time, arguably right in the midst of her fighting prime. Buckner was also a young, up-and-coming star at the time.

Unfortunately, eight years is a long time when it comes to MMA fighting.

LaRosa turns 36 years old less than a month from now, and Buckner hasn't competed inside the cage since 2008.

With that said, it's highly unlikely that the LaRosa vs Buckner rematch will ever happen.

Kedzie says beside her matchmaking duties, she'll also be a color commentator for Invicta FC.

"I’m very happy to announce that I’ve been in talks with Shannon Knapp and I’m going to be Invicta FC’s new matchmaker," Kedzie said. "So I’m going to be taking on the role as matchmaker of the company, going to work hoping to help developing the careers of other female fighters. Bring them up to the sports, get them the attention they deserve and hopefully promote the sport a little bit on the sidelines now and have a role where I can help people. Face to face, get them what they need."

"And I’m really excited about it. I’m terrified, but excited."


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