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.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Two women's matches added to Dec. 30 Sengoku show
Roxanne Modafferi, Hitomi Akano
SRC and DREAM held a press conference today to add a couple of SRC vs DREAM matches to their all day Dec. 30 SOUL OF FIGHT show at Differ Ariake. But they also added two women's matches to the show. VALKYRIE Open Weight Champion Rin Nakai vs HARI was announced last week. All matches are scheduled for two five minute rounds. In a match contracted for 61kg, Roxanne Modafferi will face Hitomi Akano. This one is very interesting. Roxanne is freelance though she trains a lot at AACC. Her record is 15-6 and her last fight was a loss to Sarah Kaufman on the July 23 Strikeforce show. Fans are probably aware that Roxy was released by Strikeforce. Hitomi trains at AACC. Her record is 16-8 and her last fight was a loss to Miesha Tate on the Aug. 13 Strikeforce show. I know what you're thinking. Aren't they teammates? Well, they are friends as you can see by this pic. But they've never trained together. And they even have the same manager. Roxy apologized to Megumi Fujii and Hiroyuki Abe today on her MySpace and also said that she's been avoiding AACC lately knowing that she would be doing this match. Roxy is in a very tough position politically in the women's MMA business in Japan. In a match contracted for 48kg, Amy Davis will face Misaki Takimoto. Amy trains at Davis Muay Thai in Idaho Falls, ID. Her MMA record 1-1-1NC and her last fight was a loss to Jessica Pene at Battle At The Border 7 Hankinson, ND Nov. 19. But Amy is an experienced Muay Thai fighter and actually went to Japan last year for a J-Girls kickboxing tournament. Misaki trains at Zendokai Yokohama. Her record is 12-11-4 and her last fight was a win over Lisa Newton on the July 31 JEWELS show. Obviously Misaki has a big experience edge over Amy. Miaski is a karate girl so both are comfortable standing. Excerpts of this show are expected to air on HDNet. They have admitted that they can't show it live. But they haven't said what they will show. I also expect Megumi Fujii to be on this show but an opponent hasn't been found yet.