Cpl. Kelsey De Santis, the Marine who made a name for herself in July by asking Justin Timberlake to the Marine Corps Ball, will be fighting in an MMA bout Saturday in Virginia.
DeSantis’ fight is the main event at Operation Octagon XVI in Sterling, Va. Her opponent is a fellow 145-pounder named Stacy Sneeringer.
A trainer at the Martial Arts Center for Excellence (MACE) at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va., De Santis became the second Marine to garner national attention for asking a celeb to the Marine Corps Ball (A male Marine had struck first by asking Mila Kunis to the Ball). Timberlake accepted De Santis’ invitation, and the two are slated to attend the D.C. ball in November.
Here’s De Santis fighting at Operation Octagon in Oct. 2010. She’s the one in the black top who’s pummeling her opponent.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMzv0SI7Mf0[/youtube]
Here’s a recent interview with De Santis about this fight:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot9Ls1UrjPM&[/youtube]