Submission Hunter Pro 60 represented a fantastic idea to bring together some top female grappling talent in order to raise money for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. The all-female card was topped by UFC fighter Roxanne Modafferi who faced off against one of the best young talents in a Silver Fox black belt, Danielle Kelly. Modafferi started by attacking the single-leg and Kelly defended for a short while before pulling guard. When that didn’t give much success, Kelly worked back to standing but was taken down with another quick single-leg. As Modafferi started to pass guard, Kelly transitioned to Single Leg-X and went for a heelhook attempt that her opponent rolled out of.
She held the position well and managed to expose Modafferi’s leg for another heelhook attempt but the UFC veteran stayed out of danger and on top, working to pass again. Kelly managed to retain closed guard but Modaferri used wrist control and stood up, passing straight to north-south. She started to work towards the back but Kelly used the opportunity to expose her legs once more. Modafferi managed to escape the danger but was forced back into Kelly’s guard, restarting the battle to pass from the start. This time Kelly’s work on the legs allowed her to come up on top and threaten the pass, before quickly sitting back and trapping a leg to latch onto a toehold and secure the finish.
Before this was another title match at brown belt that saw Alana Holy squeeze past Andreza Morais in a very close match. Originally Holy was scheduled to take on AOJ prodigy Jessa Khan for the title, but with Khan being recently promoted to black belt by the Mendes brothers, she was no longer eligible to compete for the promotion’s brown belt championship. The majority of the rest of the fights ended in a draw, something that Submission Hunter Pro should probably look into as it felt a little anti-climactic to not have a winner declared in most of the build-up to the two title matchups.
Submission Hunter Pro 60 Full Results
Danielle Kelly defeats Roxanne Modafferi via Submission – Toehold
Kelly becomes the SHP 130lbs no gi Champion
Alana Holy defeats Andreza Morais via Advantage in Overtime
Holy becomes SHP brown belt 125lbs no gi Champion
Laurah Hallock defeats Erin Johnson via Submission – Lapel Choke
Yani Reyes and Liz Exell fight to a Draw
Rebecca Tomada and Ariana Azevedo fight to a Draw
Marisol Fuentes and Lindsey Boston fight to a Draw
Leslie McLea defeats Naomi Villa via Submission – Armbar
Alexa Yanes defeats Priscilla Eckhardt via Submission – Kneebar
Stefanie Kopacz and Teara Lewis fight to a Draw
Danielle Guevara and Angelica Arrambide fight to a Draw
Samantha Priddy defeats Alyssa Cantu via Submission – Armbar
Melissa Lozano and Cassidy Welch fight to a Draw
Mona Bailey defeats Savannah Valle via Submission – Armbar
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