MMA Rising has the play by play from Roxy’s Jewels fight against Takayo Hashi:
Referee for this bout is Ryogaku Wada. There’s no glove touch coming into this fight. Both fighters come throwing leather at each other from the opening bell, but there’s little contact as either woman is just out of range. Modafferi throws in fancy kicks with thrusting side kicks and spinning back kicks, but they barely graze. After a missed Superman Punch, Hashi pushes an off-balance Modafferi with a right hand and takes top position in half-guard. Hashi fights to get to side control and tries to wrench out a Kimura from above. She passes, but Modafferi defends the submission attempt.
Hashi drops short knees to Modafferi’s body and sets up for an armbar. Modafferi escapes but gives up her back in the process. Hashi forces Modafferi to her back again and Modafferi goes for a messy rubber guard, wrenching on her toes. Referee Wada stands them up. Modafferi pushes forward with punches, eating grazing counter shots from Hashi as she bullies her into a corner. Modafferi gives up her back in the rear waist-lock before lunging for a kneebar. Hashi doesn’t fall for it and takes the American’s back just before the bell.
Modafferi misses a spinning backfist, but she racks up the punches with her follow-up flurry. Hashi tags Modafferi with stiff counters, but Modafferi is unfazed and again bullies Hashi into the corner. Hashi once again captures the American’s back in the waist-lock before tripping her to the canvas. Modafferi pops back to her feet quickly, though. It doesn’t stay there long as Hashi once again trips Modafferi to the canvas. From the top in half-guard, Hashi works for a straight armbar. Referee Wada looks like he wants to call a catch, but Modafferi flexes her arm and wards him off.
Hashi transitions now to Modafferi’s back, but the tenacious American fights back to bottom in half-guard. Hashi passes to the side and again recaptures back mount. To her credit, Modafferi is staying active, punching over her shoulder. Hashi takes the mount and drops punches while postured up. Modafferi turns and gives up her back again. Thirty seconds remain as Hashi sinks an arm for a rear-naked choke. It’s there, but Hashi’s forearm is across Modafferi’s neck, meaning the choke isn’t exactly on perfectly. A straining Modafferi rides out the last 15 seconds of the bout as Hashi attempts to squeeze the life out of her.
Judges Kenichi Serizawa, Akira Yamazaki and Tomoki Matsumiya all see the bout for Hashi, who earns the decision win.
Damn, sounds like Hashi won off a lot of back control and several submission attempts. Stupid two round fights … at least the rounds were 5 minutes.
This is Roxy’s fifth loss in a row, which must be disheartening. It’s a hard gig running as a freelancer and having to take care of every aspect of the fight game yourself. Hopefully she’ll figure out what adjustments need to be made so she can start her climb back up the developing 125 pound division. Go Roxy! あなたを信じています