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Our favorite American Fightgirl in Japan, Roxanne Modafferi, is back in action next month!

I’m fighting Takayo Hashi in Jewels 18, on March 3rd, in Shin Kiba.

She’s fighting out of the Keishukai gym Akza. I did not know that a new gym opened. I found Koizumi’s Facebook page and pictures and looks like him, her, Sugi Rock (Sugiyama), Nishumura, and a bunch of other guys train there.

Yeah, I know them. Koizumi is her trainer. They were my family for the first four years I lived in Japan. If there was anyone who loved Keishukai, it was me. I miss them. I used to train with Hashi every day I went to the gym, like 5 days a week. We always went back and forth in sparring. She can submit me, I can out-Ground-and-pound her, my reach is longer but when she makes contact, it feels like a ton of bricks. This fight will be a war. I know I’ll have to win decisively because there’s no way I’m going to win a decision in Japan. That’s going to be a problem since we’re so well matched. But I’ll try. Wait no, do or do not- there IS NO TRYYYYYYYYYY!

Hashi and Roxy have been circling each other for a while now and it’s exciting that they’re finally going to face off against eachother. Plus it’s cool that Roxy is fighting for Jewels! She used to be a Smackgirl regular but when that promotion died and women were spread out across two leagues she was with Valkyrie. Here’s hoping this turns into a regular fight gig that doesn’t involve 20 hours of flying to get to. WAR ROXY! Kick her butt!