A 24-year-old culinary specialist at the local U.S. Coast Guard base won her first MMA fight last month. Chelsea Tucker, in her fourth bout, defeated BJ Garceau of Young’s MMA (Bangor) in a flyweight amateur bout at the Aura in Portland.
Tucker kneed Garceau in her solar plexus in the bout’s final minute.
“She fell to the ground and the referee came over and raised my hand,” Tucker said.
Her next fight will likely take place this spring, but no official match is scheduled. This is Tucker’s second year as an MMA fighter. Her goal is to one day enter the octagon as a professional.
“I love it, and hopefully after more experience my trainer and myself will make the decision to turn pro,” Tucker said.
Tucker’s bout with Garceau was scheduled for three one-minute rounds.