Last night, Dutch submission specialist Marloes Coenen challenged Sarah Kaufman for the Strikeforce welterweight title at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, on the Showtime portion of Saturday night's Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II card.
In the first round, Marloes stayed on her feet and went toe to toe with Sarah who is known as a striker. Marloes being four inches taller than Sarah helped her stand up game.
In the second round, Sarah managed to reverse a take down attempt and fight off an arm bar.
In the third round, Marloes caught her in a armbar after Sarah reversed yet another takedown.
That led to her submission at one minute and 39 seconds in.
There is some controversy because it appeared Marloes held the arm bar even after Sarah tapped out.
Sarah was evidently upset about that and complained after the match.
Marloes said that she blamed the ref for being slow letting her know that Sarah had tapped.
After the fight, Marloes and Sarah met and worked everything out.
This win takes Marloes to 18-4-0, and drops Sarah to 12-1-0, breaking her undefeated record.
According to Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, up next up for Marloes is Miesha Tate (11-2-0) sometime early in 2011.
Marloes Coenen Vs Sarah Kaufman Results - Female MMA, posted to http://femalemixedmartialartists.blogspot.com/ on October 10th, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
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