Ugh! Marloes is moving down in weight... and she lasted almost 3 rounds with cyborg... this is a really bad match up for Sarah. I hate to do this... but Im betting against mah gurl this time... if she wins, it'll be the best money I've eva lost
Round 1 - Coenen misses with a low kick as the two meet in the center of the cage. Coenen fires down a straight right and hook to follow, but both fail to land. Kaufman fires back though, and when she does, Coenen catches her with a nice counter. Coenen with a leg kick. Coenen charges forward with a hard right, but it's blocked. Kaufman fires back, but neither lands anything in a subsequent exchange. Kaufman takes a few leg kicks. Coenen misses on the approach with a one-two and eats a punch. Kaufman ties the action up, and the two wrestle for position against the cage. Coenen breaks off with an elbow that lands. They trade knees against the cage. The referee separates them, and they're back in the open. Coenen winds up and lands a two-punch combination before driving the fight to the cage. They lock up again and trade knees. Kaufman is now working for a trip takedown but struggling with Coenen's underhook. Audience is not fond of clinch war. Again, the referee separates, and they're back in the open. Coenen with an sides leg kick. Kaufman attempts to retort with a punch, but no dice. Kaufman misses with a one-two. But she lands in two follow-up combinations as the round comes to an end. MMAjunkie.com scores the round 10-9 for Coenen.
Round 2 - Coenen tags Kaufman with a right hand, but Kaufman counters with a couple of well-timed counters. Kaufman charges in and the two lock up. Coenen attempts a hip toss, but Kaufman drives the action to the cage, and the two exchange knees from the clinch. Audience boos yet again. After a few more moments of knees, the referee breaks them up again. Coenen gets tagged with a counter right after a one-two. Coenen misses with a hook. Kaufman takes a kick to the body en route to locking the action up against the cage. But it doesn't appear that she's using the position to take the fight down; instead, it's mostly a clinch war punctuated by knees to the body and thigh. Coenen wisely goes high with a knee that lands flush to Kaufman's head. Boo birds are out in force tonight. Referee listens and breaks them apart. Kaufman charges with a combination, but no dice. Coenen with a straight right. Kaufman drives forward and gets hip-tossed by Coenen. But Kaufman takes top position and begins to work ground and pound. Coenen immediately uses her long legs for an armbar attempt, but Kaufman powers out of it. MMAjunkie.com scores the round 10-9 for Kaufman.
Round 3 - Kaufman goes with a jab after a few moments. Coeene nails her second takedown attempts of the evening, but once again, Kaufman reverses and lands on top. Coenen throws up a triangle attempt, but Kaufman's ready for it. Kaufman postures up and fires down punches to the body. More follow-up hammerfists land to the head, and Coenen throws up an armbar attempt. It looks like Kaufman tapped, but when the referee separates them, Kaufman is protesting the decision. The two meet in the center of the cage, and Kaufman is not happy. Coenen tries to console her and gets an icy stare. Replays show Kaufman clearly tapped several times, and it's official. There's a new women's welterweight champion. Marloes Coenen def. Sarah Kaufman via submission (armbar) - Round 3, 1:59 to become new Strikeforce women's welterweight champion
She wasn't protesting she was saying that the ref broke it late and Coenen messed up her arm.
ahhh, ok. i couldnt really hear her or read her lips. i saw her shaking out her arm which makes more sense now. didnt really look like an excessive amount of time though... maybe 1.5 second from the first tap?
His helmet was stifling, it narrowed his vision. And he must see far. His shield was heavy. It threw him off balance. And his target is far away.