Plus Sarah Kaufman vs. Hashi is still on….
It looks like Marloes Coenen will get to try to avenge a loss after all.
With Erin Toughill withdrawing due to illness, #4 ranked 135 pounder Roxanne Modafferi confirmed to Fightergirls she will be stepping up to the plate, and stepping up in weight, to face Coenen at the Strikeforce CBS card on Nov. 7.
Modafferi (13-4) won a split decision over Coenen (16-3) at the K-Grace 1 card in May 2007. Modafferi’s last fight was almost one year ago with an unnamimoius win verses Chisa Yonezawa. Coenen is coming off a loss back in January to Cindy Dandois. Modafferi has been training out of Japan and hasn’t fought in the US since April of last year.
Modafferi is excited to be coming back to the States and doesn’t mind going up in weight. She is actually a few pounds heavier than her normal fight weight of 135 pounds.
The fight will still be an undercard bout to Fedor vs. Brett Rogers main event, and will not be televised. However, clips of the fight will be seen during the CBS telecast.
In more news…
The 135 pound fight between number 2 ranked Sarah Kaufman (10-0) and number 3 ranked Takayo Hashi (12-1), which was cancelled last week, looks like it will happen after all, only later. Kaufman has the match will happen in January 2010.