Emily Corso has been waiting six months to make her pro debut. The wait paid off two fold.
After Ariel Beck’s opponent got a case of strep throat the day before the fight, Corso was offered to face the local star barring any injures against her first opponent Lynnell House. Never one to back down from a challenge, she agreed.
Even though the House match ended in some controversy, House was able to at least get some piece of mind with the submission over Beck.
Corso went 9-1 as an amateur and is now 2-0 as a pro. All her wins by finishes.
We talked to Corso after the fights to discuss the evening’s events and her future as a pro flyweight.
After fighting once already, Emily Corso took her second pro match on the same night as she took on pro debuter Ariel Beck. Beck, a pro boxer and hometown fighter, went 3-3 in her amateur career and agreed it was time to take her career to the next level as a pro.
Corso didn’t miss a step and looked fresh as she took in some shots before getting the takedown and sinking in the rear naked choke in round 1. Corso gets back to back wins in her first pro bouts.
Having only lost once in her four years as an amateur, Emily Corso may have been overdue for her pro debut.
The Oregon native is one of several fighters out of Gracie Baja’s female team and has proven to be an adept grappler with 6 submissions to her credit. She is taking on Canadian prospect Lynnell House on ICF’s all female card Friday night in Great Falls, MT.
We talk to Corso about preparing for her pro debut and her dedication to the sport.
Two more pro MMA bouts have been announced for Intense Championingship Fighting’s all female card May 16th.
The first will feature a rematch between two Oregon standouts Katie Howard and Robin Woods. Woods came back after a two year absence last year to defeat Howard by KO. This will be Wood’s pro debut.
Since the loss to Woods, Howard has had fought six more times, with two pro bouts. She won an unanimous decision in her pro debut, and is coming off a close split decision loss in her last bout with Glena Avila.
Fellow Oregonian Emily Corso will turn pro as she will take on Canada’s Lynnell House in a second pro bout announced this week. Corso went 8-0 as an amateur, all finishes. She has wins over Katie Howard and Amy Cadwell.
House had back to back KO wins to start her pro career before losing to Randa Markos in March.
The card will be main evented by InvictaFC vets Cassie Robb and Liz McCarthy.
We will have streaming info in the coming weeks. ICF will be live in Great Falls, MT May 16 and Wombat Sports will have complete coverage from weigh-ins to post fight.