Saturday, May 22, 2010
Roxanne Modafferi wins over Tara LaRosa by split decision
It's time once again for Big Bad Blog video theatre. This is the video for Roxanne Modafferi vs Tara LaRosa at last night's Moosin show in Boston. Tara beat Roxy in 2006 and Roxy has been after a rematch ever since. And Roxy got her retribution with a win by split decision. This was so close that it shows why fighters can't leave things to the judges. Believe it or not, one judge scored it 30-27 for Roxy. I don't know what he was watching but the other two split it at 29-28. That's how I would score it in Roxy's favour. The first two rounds were very even. Roxy may have got a bit of an edge at the end of round one and Tara may have got an edge at the end of round two. But the key moment in the fight was when Tara knocked Roxy down at the start of round three. Maybe she thought she hurt Roxy and Tara waded in to finish her. But instead Roxy controlled Tara from the bottom and I thought that gave Roxy the win. The camera angle was terrible and it didn't look like Roxy was close to a submission. But the fighter does score points for control and Roxy did a good job in that situation and it could have turned out much differently. Of course it was the match of the night on this train wreck of a show. Generally, this promotion needs to book better fights. Fans won't pay $30 for this crap forever. The announcing was horrible and they even messed up Roxy's intro. Morons! It would not surprise me if Roxy got a shot at Sarah Kaufman in Strikeforce. And Strikeforce should sign Tara and book a rubber match as a main event on a future Showtime show. A match like this on a high profile show would elevate women's MMA. But not in Moosin. Enjoy the video and thanks to Curtis for upping it.