Coenen vs. Modafferi to determine No. 1 contender

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While it was initially thought possible, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker made it official: the winner of Saturday's bout between Marloes Coenen (16-3) and Roxanne Modafferi (13-4) will, in fact, earn a title shot with current 145-pound champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (8-1).

Coker confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie.com on Thursday following a press gathering for Saturday's "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers" event.

In a preliminary-card bout likely to air (either completely or in part) on CBS, Modafferi and Coenen meet in a rematch from their initial meeting in May 2007.


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If this is to set up the numer one contender it might be a good idea to have the fight actually shown on tv, Coker.

Twostep - If this is to set up the numer one contender it might be a good idea to have the fight actually shown on tv, Coker.


 

frederic - That's a big jump. Shouldn't the winner get a shot at Carano or other first?


Carano isn't fighting anymore.

If Rox wins, I don't want to see her fight Cyborg. It will be like Cyborg vs. Akano 2 where the weight difference was too much.

Marloes was already getting the shot. Only reason it didnt happen is because Cyborg got injured. Marloes beat Roxanne before, but some crazy shit went down and she got screwed. I hope she makes her tap AGAIN!

Akano and I are completely different fighters. She can flying armlock people and I can't, but I've been told I can strike better than Akano-san... (I never sparred with her, so not sure)


I'm really not thinking past Marloes.

Rox19 - Akano and I are completely different fighters. She can flying armlock people and I can't, but I've been told I can strike better than Akano-san... (I never sparred with her, so not sure)


I'm really not thinking past Marloes.


I'm talking about weight-wise not skill-wise. I think Strikeforce is doing you a huge disservice by not offering you a fight at 135.

this will be a great fight

 coenen looks huge