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DaMMAge Fight League – The Big Bang

Posted by koolpaw on November 16, 2010

Another Big fight of female division in 2010

Takayo Hashi vs. Tara LaRosa

at New MMA org “DaMMAge Fight League

on Nov.24  2010

The Show will be live streamed on GoFightLive.com for $9.99
DaMMAge Fight League – The Big Bang

Exclusive Interview With Tara LaRosa on MMARising

 

 

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He is OK

Posted by koolpaw on June 7, 2010

I have posted this ” He is NOT OK” over a year ago, BUT

HE is OK! He has been OK, Damn, MORE THAN OKAY lol

@jordanbreen
MFC has signed 16-year-old ZUMA talent Alexi Argyriou to provisional deal. Will debut for promotion when he’s 18. Setting a new precedent?

!!!

Then found this news on another site

MFC snares top young prospect

Press Release: If there ever was a top-ranked, first-overall pick to be selected in a mixed martial arts amateur draft, the Maximum Fighting Championship feels it has made the right choice by snaring a can’t-miss prospect.

The MFC has signed Alexi Argyriou to a provisional contract, and the 16-year-old is expected to make his professional debut when he turns 18. A product of the renowned ZUMA stable in Victoria, B.C., Argyriou is considered a young phenom with an incredibly bright future in the sport.

The National Hockey League has its next budding stars in Tyler Seguin and Taylor Hall. The National Football League boasts future standouts in Sam Bradford and Gerald McCoy. In Argyriou, the Maximum Fighting Championship has mined out the next big thing, the five-diamond prospect poised to make an impact in mixed martial arts.

“He is the No. 1 draft pick,” stated MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich. “We have the best young fighter anywhere now in our organization. I can’t be any more succinct – he is the future.

“And not only is he a superb athlete, he is confident, he has great charisma, and best of all he is someone who brings that intangible quality of being able to hype and sell a fight. That is such a huge commodity and it jumps right out of him.”

HEEEE This is GREAT! He already has a lot of fans from all over the world !!

MFC has signed 16-year-old ZUMA talent Alexi Argyriou to provisional deal. Will debut for promotion when he’s 18. Setting a new precedent?

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BOOOOMB

Posted by koolpaw on May 26, 2010

Roxy Syperman punch

http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=forum.posts&forum=1&thread=1646927&page=1

NOW 1-1 in MMA,
RUBBER MATCH !

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Happy Warriors

Posted by koolpaw on November 25, 2009

The long time journslist of  the Combat sports, Eddie Goldman talked with Roxanne Modafferi on his podcast, which has the most longest history among Internet radio ” nhbnews“. They both are talking to each others about not only her last fight against Marloes Coenen, but also a lot of topics like the differences of coultures, Having a job and fighting as a pro-fighter at the same time, HOW TO COOK TURKEY(wtf? lol) in very relaxed mood.

Seems he liked the nick name a fan of Roxy had posted on her myspace blog b4 ” Happy Warrior”.

Thats it, This is  why we watch female divisions MMA. Those fighters fight for Big money or getting spotlight on TV, Movies?

No,  we watch female division coz the fighters are happy to fight in this sport, They shows skills which they have learned, Most of them like to challenge themselves and to fight tougher opponents, Enjoying everything around the competition like training, making wight, trevaling. They know each others and respect each others coz they know how this sport is tough.

That is  the ” Pure Athletism” ppl always wants to watchin any kind of sports, Don`t you think?

Other 2 Happy Warriors are on another popular Internet radio show this week. Kerry Vera who has destroyed some Madam at the last ShoMMA to step up to next level,  Sally Krumdiack who will fight Saori Ishioka at Japanese org ” Jewels”  on  Dec. 2009 were on joeted.com`s Rear Naked Choke Radio.

nhbnews is always informative and educational for various  kinds of the Combat  sport and it`s relative topics including MMA, Boxing, Wrestling with Eddie Goldman`s deep and inteligent view. RNC Radio is a fun show with 2 hosts Joe and Ted who have respects to the fighters and the sport. RNC also has ” Tara LaRosa” as  co-host .

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ATTN:CBS/Strikeforce/M-1

Posted by koolpaw on November 1, 2009

Why Coenen/Modafferi at Strikeforce on CBS matters to the women’s divisions

by  Keith Mills

Coenen

Modafferi

If You are serious to build female division, Just listen to Keith Mills`s words. Thanx.

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Analysis for Roxy vs. Coenen II

Posted by koolpaw on November 1, 2009

“lup” a.k.a.mad scientist of kangaroo land has corrected and checked my EngRish as usual. so if this post is unreadble for you, its not my fault, ok? I NO English 100% ok?

updated and fixed EngRish with a help from a professional language teacher.

Analysis for Roxy vs. Coenen II


Roxanne Modafferi (blue glove tape) vs. Marloes Coenen
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You can read a brief background of this Roxanne Modafferi vs. Marloes Coenen II at here and here . I don’t predict this rematch but here are several points of “What to watch” in this fight.

First of all, advantages and disadvantages.

a)weight

Roxy is originally a 135er.Fighting at 145 is oversize for her. At the same time, she is good at fighting bigger opponents. She proved it at vs. Coenen I in 2007. Although its still a  risky fight for a person who walks around 130 lbs. On the other hand Marloes Coenen must be walking around at 150-155 lbs. Fighting at 145 looks natural for current MMA. But remember that she has been fighting mostly in Japan which prefers open weight. Roxy doesn’t need to worry about making weight for 145, Coenen has to take that stressful process of dehydrade-rehydrade to fight under MMA unified rules in the north America. Still Coenen will have  the advantage of weight during the fight.

b)The influence of the mental condition of the location

Roxy is an American, she has fought in her country a lot of times. Chicago is not her home town but the USA is her home country. Its is the first time to fight in the States for legendary female MMA star in Japan “Marloes Coenen”. (Actualy she fought in the Abu Dhabi * side note from Roxy) She made weight for replacement on last Aug 15. but didn`t need to fight at that time. Most of things must be the first time for Coenen. Roxy has big advantage in this meeting with her old coach kirik who will corner her as usual, and maybe her friend/rival Tara LaRosa.

c)Short notice of the fight and Changing of the opponent

Roxy got very short notice for this fight like only 1 week b4 the fight day, even if  she is training for potential fight everyday. Coenen was scheduled to fight Cyborg at first, then Toughill. Both got pulled as her opponents and now the replacement is lighter weight but totally different type fighter than original strikers. Coenen also must have difficultiesmaking a new game plan even though she has been willing to avenge her loss against Roxy in 2007.

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Their first fight was an open weight / one night tournament “K-Grace”. Everybody thought Marloes Coenen would dominate the tourney. Coenen and her camp might have also thought so. Roxy and her striking coach at that time Kenji Osawa were obviously targeting Coenen only. Winning over Coenen=Winning the tourney. And their game plan and Roxy`s unbelievable guts made big success.

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The fight

a)on the feet=striking

Coenen is taller and bigger than Roxy, has a lot of advantages of reach on the feet. On Boxing/Kickboxing demention of MMA, Roxy has to avoid the range that Coenen can throw power strikes. Roxy needs to take Coenen to grappling game  first. But still Coenen has a mealy weapon, vicious knee striking from MuayThai clinch. Roxy and her corner men Kenji Osawa and K-taro Nakamura made good game plan for that at K-Grace. Underhooking Coenen`s arms,pushing Coenen`s chest with fore head. It`s an old and familiar move for Japanese, especially in Sumo wrestling. I believe you can see same move in any kind of wrestling like Greco Roman, Free Style, American Folk Style, Mongolian wrestling or Korean Wrestling. And IT WORKS. Roxy also used the cage to kill the power of Coenen.

“waki o sashi te atama o tsukeru”

ワキをさして頭をつける

We have to watch carefully about the “range” on the feet. Roxy has been training striking. Not only thinking about rematch against Coenen , but also concerned  about Tara LaRosa,Shayna Baszler or the most complete all-rounde  female fighter “Amanda Buckner“, there are new comers like Sarah Kaufman who have heavy hands and crazy cardio to keep throwing punch from quick steps and Katlin Young who has a deadly kick which can finish the fight in a moment at the 135 class. The striking game will be different from Roxy vs. Coenen I in 2007. But still keys on the feet will be

“range” and “clinch”.


b)on the ground=Grappling with Ground and Pound

Overall, the most notable thing about MMA female division is,  its` ground fight. It is said that females are flexible and joints are kinda loose. Looseness of joints does not mean “tough joints”, but its true this factor makes the fights interesting and exciting. We often see unbelievable submission attempts and escaping at female division. You gotta remember  that Roxy and Coenen are both skilful grapplers. It means that we can not blink once they go to the ground.

Most of the top female MMA fighters are good at guard games. Closed guard is not defensive in the female division, especially at top level fighters` bouts. A Typical fighter of this must be  “Queen of Spades” Shayna Baszler. Her guard position is the most dangerous trap among all of MMA fighters` aside from Miuguel Torres`s one. Even Roxy got trapped at bodogFIGHT. Keeping the top position doesn’t always mean she is controlling the fight. Most  top female fighters can control opponents and attack from bottom position using their flexibility. Roxy and Coenen are not an exception, or should i say “They are typical dangerous grapplers when they are at the bottom position” ?

Roxy is basically a jujitsu-based fighter, good at positioning.Ground and Pound which she has been training a lot for a while will work with it. Coenen`s fight style on the ground is a bit aggressive, trying to hit sub from any position. It often reminds us of old “Catch wrestling” or SAMBO. I have watched Coenen focusing on GnP in a video on youtube at her fight in 2008.

“Guard position” and “GnP” will be the keys on the ground.

Anyways, This rematch will be a good showcase of female division. I HOPE CBS and Strikeforce will air this fight on Nov. 7th (8th for us  Japanese).

LUP U ZACK !!!  Miss Modafferi who is a professional English teacher fixed my EngRish ! How long have you been chatting over the net with me? ALMOST 10 YEARS now. And you still don`t learn Japanese ! NOT FAIR !!!

But as you have mentioned Roxy also found my tendency of missing plural(?) and articles. I know it`s a general problem of Japanese English learners.

Thanx for fixing my EngRish, Roxy and “LAZY” lup !

lupmy friend “lup”

s s s s , the the the, a a a <— Practicing myself

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Win a Date with the Queen of MMA

Posted by koolpaw on May 22, 2009

Original Thread is here

WHAT

Hey guys!  Let’s kill 2 birds with one stone here:  “Win a date with Tara to UFC 101!”  We just need someone to put up 2 tix!  Kirik…?????

UFC 101 will be when… oh, its on Aug 8 . Still have enough time to find Sponsors… Watching UFC with the top female fighter must be fun. but the prize includes Air ticket from Japan to the States?

AIR TICKET ! we can use it for Roxy to let her kick Tara`s A$$ hard!!

WEEEEEEEEEEE im gonna win !!

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She smiled and waved to the cam

Posted by koolpaw on May 17, 2009

Sarah Kaufman  or  Miesha Tate, Who will get the ticket to the top league of female 135 class?

Tate01Miesha walks in to the cage

Sarah02Sarah comes… with big smile

Sarah03Waving to the cam in the cage?? ITS NOT PICNIK !!

Tate04See ! You  got in trouble !!

Sarah05wait… whose blood is that???

Sarah05-5She becomes a punching robot as usual

Tate06O M F G that blood was Meisha`s

Tate08but Meisha doesn`t quit !

Sarah09She smiles again

wavesand… WAVES

So, Non-Stop Punching Robot girl ” Sarah Kaufman” got it, BUT its a ONE-WAY ticket. She can NOt go back anymore.  Shayna is waiting, Not only the Queen of Spade,  She can not pass  Roxy and Amanda to the Top of the moutain where Tara LaRosa is sitting on.

Kaitlin Young the another striker of her Generation will try to stop her. Kailtlin Young who has KOed Tate less than a minute in 2007. Of course Meisha Tate will come back to Stop this unstoppable brizzard.

Strikeforce signed with Tonya Evinger? uh oh

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GFIGHT TV PILOT 1

Posted by koolpaw on May 10, 2009

Seems they r too busy for their 14th year anniversary event on May 30th.

Original is at GFIGHT.TV

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Hot Summer is comming to female 135 division

Posted by koolpaw on May 8, 2009

Undefeated Sarah Kaufamn is going to step in the cage against Miesha Tate, the winner of  US Grappling  (FILA) national trial 2008,  for the right to challenge the Queen of Spade Shayna Baszler.

This is good move of Strikeforce to makeup last mess.  Once bodogFight had built a very tough and serious league of  female division at 135 lbs.  Amanda, Shayna, Akano,  Julie Kedzie, Kelly Kobold  and Roxanne Modafferi. All those tough and skilled fighter were gunning at “the Queen” Tara LaRosa. Just b4 the moment of death of bodogFIGHT, New breed Kaitlin Young was added on the list. Another unknown veteran fighter Sarah Schnider`s name was also spreaded for  Fighting and winning over Young.

Talents and competition were already there, just they lost the place to show their skills.  Why dont major orgs use them for their events? Its often said that “female bout steals the event/show”.

Forget about Godzilla vs. KingKong, its not an athletic competistion. If you realy think of this sport, just focus on other talents who NEVER Cheat, Never Miss the weight. Now Roxanne Modafferi is ready to fight in that tough league as one of TOP 135ers and wants to fight to avenge Shayna badly.

But I think that Kaufman and Tate should be able to relax and take it easy for a while after putting on the exciting fight May 15th. I will gladly face Shayna for them. It’s really no problem at all.

In fact, Shayna chicken winged me in BODOG a few years ago.

I want revenge.

I believe I can win. I don’t want an easy fight…I want a war. Will you go to war with me in the cage, Shayna?

Its also a war between 2 Generations,  current top fighters and future queens like Kaufman, Young and Tate. You know what? There are so many tough competitors at ths Class.  Tonya Evenger,Takayo Hashi, Molly Helsel, Ginele Marquez, Liz Posener,  Jan Finny… the list is looong.

Now the time to re-build the female division.

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Wrong, it was just so wrong

Posted by koolpaw on April 22, 2009

Tell the truth, im already sick and tired of those weight issues around those TV stars. This will be the last posting about it.  It seems big MMA site like MMAweekly, MMA mag from UK ” Fighters only” started to focus on that trouble seriously.

And now Tara LaRosa the Queen of Female MMA says ” NO NO NO” with her deep voice. As i know most of current top female fighters already have criticized Cyborg and her  camp for their excuse “Girl Problem” using

ridiculous
Unacceptable

those strong words on forums, SNS, Youtube.  Not only fighters and fans, Dr. Margaret Goodman, a neurologist and former chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of the Nevada State Athletic Commission also said

“its just embarassing”

to have heard the excuse “Girl Problem”.

You really care about future matchup between 2 cheaters? I Dont. If  i want to watch Godzilla vs. KingKong,  i just go to rental DVD shop. Go ahead StrikeXC. Pay them a lot and get higher rating on Showtime or CBS.  I  just dont think its serious combat sport, thats all.

The question is: why no one didnt stop the fight ? Promoter is such a money slave or got blackmailed by Sh0wtime? What Athletic commission was doing? Dont they exist to protect rules and athletes? What the manager was doing? His job is getting a fight for his fighter, let her win and protect her ,  THOSE ARENT HIS JOB?

DAAAMN

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Tara LaRosa Dances!

Posted by koolpaw on March 27, 2009

Tara LaRosa`s next fight is this weekend at Atlantic City,NJ.  Its kinda famous that even this queen of female MMA gets nervous b4 the fight.  She talks how to relax at that time, she says she dances… DANCE?

FLYING KNEE !!

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