Sexton beats Modafferi by decision in an incredibly competitive close fight in London, England.
Rosi Sexton vs Roxanne Modafferi is a headlining fight between two Top 5 fighters in their respective weight classes, so why is nobody talking about it? Bloody Elbow looks at the struggle Women's MMA still faces to get recognition.
Sarah Kaufman vs. Roxanne Modafferi Fight Journal: Part 3 HT: mmafighting.com
Sarah Kaufman's fight was the most watched of the evening at Strikeforce Challengers IX, despite not being the main event.
All fighters made weight for Friday night's Strikeforce Challengers event in Everett, WA, including heavyweights Lolohea Mahe and Shane Del Rosario, plus 135-pound women's champ Sarah Kaufman and challenger Roxanne Modafferi.
Strikeforce women's champion, Sarah Kaufman, vents some frustrations on her blog at PrettyToughFighter.com: Cookies and Man Parts …seem to be the 2 things that will get me on a main Strikeforce card…that and learning how to shake my assets I am currently the Strikeforce Women’s Welterweight Champion…yet I fought for the title on a Challengers Card. Now, I am set to defend said title against Roxanne Modafferi in just a few days – again – on a Challengers Card. I know that it’s going to be a fun and challenging fight…and I always welcome that. Roxanne has been around the sport for a long time and will come game to fight; however, I need to take this fight and make a statement. That statement will be: I deserve to be on a main Strikeforce Card because I am a talented, exciting FEMALE fighter at 135lbs! I will NOT eat a ridiculous amount of cookies to make 145lbs JUST for the opportunity to be on a main card and growing man parts… well that would just be ridiculous :D Photo: Examiner.com