Roxanne Modafferi - Striving to be the best.


As of June, 2012, Roxanne Modafferi transitoned away from freelance and officially joined the Reversal Gym "Ground Slam" team. Ground Slam is headed by Shuichiro Katsumura and supported by fighters such as Shooto fighter BJ Kojima, kickboxer Takahito Fujimaki, and ZST fighter and BJJ brown belt Tetsuya Fusano. Find them at Ground Slam.

Roxanne Modafferi lost to Takayo Hashi (Wajitsu Keishukai AZKA) by decision in Jewels 18th Ring.

Roxanne Modafferi is set to face Takayo Hashi (Wajitsu Keishukai AZKA) at 58 Kilos (127.5 lbs) at Jewels 18th Ring. Location: Shin Kiba's "First Ring" venue, March 3rd. Fights start at 6 PM.

Roxanne lost to Barb Honchak at Blackeye 5 on October 1st, 1:46, 3rd round, rear naked choke.

Roxanne will be facing Barb Honchak in BlackEye Entertainment on October 1st, in Fletcher, North Carolina. Details about broadcast and streaming will follow, with the official site for the promotion at:

Roxanne will be facing Hitomi "Girlfight Monster" Akano, in the promotion Jewels 15. This is the second time to be matched up; December 30th, 2010 in Sengoku, Roxanne pulled out the morning of the fight due to a stomach illness. This time, the match will go down as planned July 9th, in the venue "Shinjuku Face," Tokyo.


Roxanne Modafferi will be holding a live net-TV show, streaming from, on Thursday 7 PM USA eastern standard time. Guest speaker: Tara LaRosa.

Roxanne Modafferi lost a unanimous decision to Rosi Sexton at Cage Warriors 40 in London, Feb 27th. Thanks to the folks and CW and Rosi Sexton for a great time and a good fight.

Sexton/Modafferi post fight.

Roxanne will face Rosi Sexton at Cage Warriors on February 26th, at the The HMV Forum in London. This will be Roxanne's first fight at 125 lbs.

Happy Warrior Cheer Contest concluded.

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Roxanne (15-6) will face Hitomi Akano (16-8) from the AACC at 61 kilos (134 lbs) at Sengoku Raiden Championship (SRC) December 30th at the Ariake Colosseum. See the official SRC listing here.

07-23-2010: Roxanne lost to Sarah Kaufman via Powerbomb slam in the third round. No injuries.

Roxanne is set to face Sarah Kaufman for the Strikeforce 135lb women's title! July 23rd at Comcast Arena at Everett, Washington. Also available live on Showtime. More information here.

May 21, 2010: Roxanne (15-5) defeats Tara LaRosa in a split decision at Moosin, God of Martial Arts.

January 30, 2019 Roxanne (14-5) defeats Molly Helsel

Roxanne (13-5) will face veteran fighter Molly Helsel (8-8-1) in King of The Cage in Okinawa on January 30th, 2009. This fight will take place in the Okinawa Convention Center. Doors open at 4, fights start at 5.

Visit the website: King Of The Cage: Japan

Kirik, my coach, wrote an account of my fight from his perspective: Saturday I had the honor of cornering Roxanne Modafferi at Strikeforce in Chicago. The winner would challenge for the most prestigious title in women’s MMA. Fight ended in 65 seconds, via an armbar so definitive it necessitated a trip to the ER.

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On November 7th, Roxanne lost by arm bar to Marloes Coenen at 1:05 in the first round.

Roxanne Modafferi will face Marloes Coenen for a second time at Strikeforce, Nov 7th, in Chicago. "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers."

Roxanne Modafferi defeated Chisa Yonezawa by unanimous decision, November 8th, 2008 in "Valkyrie 01 Cage Force," Tokyo Japan. She bumps her record up to 13 wins 4 losses. Pictures are up in the gallery.

Sunset at ocha no mizu

Los Angeles: Fatal Femmes Fighting 4: Call of the Wild. April 3rd, 2008. Roxanne defeated Brazilian Vanessa Porto in RD3, 53 seconds by TKO (knees) - see pictures.

On May 27th, 2007, Roxanne won the first K-Grace One Night 8-woman tournament, and took home the $10,000 prize!

1st Fight: Beat  Lee HeeJin by arm lock 20 seconds left in the first round.
2nd Fight: Beat Megumi Yabushita by decision (I did a lot of punching
and took her back a lot)
3rd Fight (final) Beat Marloes Coenen by split decision.

Roxanne is fighting in K-Grace, put on by Marupuro in cooperation with GCM's Cage Force. This will be Japan's first all-women's cage fighting event, a one-night eight woman tournament.  May 27th at 6:30 in Differ Ariake Colosseum. Other known participants are Megumi Yabushita and Marleos Coenen.

On March 6, at 23:00 EST, Roxanne's fight with Shayna Baszler aired on Bodog's St Petersberg show on ION, channel 255 on DirecTV. This fight can be viewed online here

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