Welcome to Frank Pozen's Big Bad Blog. A lot of folks have been asking me to update them about my recovery. So I thought I would start a blog primarily to do that but also to talk about other topics of interest including the wrestling business and whatever else I can think of. I plan to update this on a regular basis so check back and leave a comment if you wish.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Cyborg vs Coenen set for Feb. 27 XMMA show
Cageplay reported today that Brazilian sensation Cristiane Cyborg will return to the cage at the Feb. 27 XMMA show in Montreal against Marloes Coenen (pictured) from the Netherlands making her North American debut. But don't let that fool you. She's one of the most experienced and accomplished fighters anywhere and is a legend in Japan. Of course Cyborg's record is 6-1 and her last win was over Yoko Takahashi at the Oct. 4 EliteXC show. She was all set to battle Gina Carano when EliteXC closed. But what a lot of fans may not know is that Marloes Coenen was also signed to EliteXC and was the likely next opponent for the winner of that fight. Marloes' record is 16-2 and at 19 years old, she won the very first REMIX World Cup tournament in Tokyo on Dec. 5, 2000. She won over Megumi Yabushita in the tournament final. She also was in the 2004 World Remix Tournament and the 2007 K-Grace tournament, both in Tokyo. Her only losses were in those tournaments. to Erin Toughill and Roxanne Modafferi respectively. She had some injuries in 2005 but more recently Marloes has had difficulty finding opponents in Europe. That's why she wants to come to the US. Her most recent win was over Asci Kubra on the Oct. 5 KOE show in Rotterdam. Marloes also beat her last May. Eleven of her wins have been by submission. It should be a very interesting fight as Marloes Coenen is unquestionably the most accomplished opponent to date for Cristiane Cyborg. I think this show will air live on The Fight Network in Canada so I will be watching.