Jay glazer hands over the mic as marloes coennen enters the cage.
Marloes who does look too big for 135 announces she will be returning to 145 and hopes to fight cyborg again.
Now on to the main event, barb honchack v roxi modafferi at 125.
I spoke to Roxi earlier and she said she was very happyto be at 125, and it looks to be a much better weight for her.
both girls look sharpwith their striking. they clinch now and roxi looks for a hip toss, but barb ducks out the back. Barb works her hooks in as the girls battle hands. The choke looks inevitable, but roxi turns, giving barb the mount for only a moment before roxi is able to reverse. The round ends with rox in barb's gaurd, who must have won the round.
rd 2 agressive punches by roxi who is turned against the cage. Rox tries multiple times to jump gaurd but is losing the fight against the cage. They land on the mat with barb landing solid elbows from inside gaurd. Roxi works hard but barb's top game is too much, she controls for the rest of the round.
I'm glad Marloes is going back 145, she looked way too skinny at 135 and on top of that she was very weak at that weight. She got overpowered fairly easily in all 3 of her fights at 135. Besides Marloes never wanted to fight at 135 in the first place, Scott Coker begged and imo made certain financial arrangements(payoff) with her and Golden Glory for her to make the cut because Coker was desperate to get rid of Sarah Kaufman and didn't have any faith that anyone in the 135lb tournament could get the job done.
Another reason is that going back to 145 makes it a lot easier for Marloes to get back into Strikeforce, which is why when she announced she was going back to 145, she made sure to say she was ready to fight at 145 right now and ready to fight Cyborg right now, she knows that after Yamanaka there is a severe shortage of decent fighters who are willing to fight Cyborg. She also knows that right now with all the girls at 135 in Strikeforce and with the recent signing of Davis and Amanda Nunes cutting to 135 that Strikeforce is in absolutely no hurry to re-sign her to fight at 135.
Imo back at 145 if she wins a fight or two in Blackeye she will get re-signed by Strikeforce next year.