Submission Hunter Pro 60 Results: Danielle Kelly Defeats Roxanne Modafferi, Crowned New 130lbs Nogi champion

Danielle Kelly defeats Roxanne Modafferi via toehold, to become the new 130lbs Black Belt Nogi champion.

Alana Holy defeats Andreza Morais via decision, to become the new 135lbs Brown Belt Nogi champion. It appears that for this match, the weight class was increased from 125lbs to 135lbs. Most likely, it is due to Andreza Morais replacing Jessa Khan.

The Black Belt 145 Gi Title fight between Erin Herle and Pamela Boveda did not go ahead.

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Event Preamble

Submission Hunter Pro 60 will be held on 25 Oct, 1.30pm PT / 3.30pm CT in Houston, Texas. This will be an all-women event, with a portion of the proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research through The Rose.

Danielle Kelly, an EBI veteran and leglock specialist, faces off with Roxanne Modafferi, currently #8 ranked UFC Women’s Flyweight fighter – for the main event.

Main Event – Black Belt 130 Nogi Title – Roxanne Modafferi vs Danielle Kelly

After submitting black belts in competitions and winning gold at last year’s IBJJF Pan Ams, Danielle was promoted to black belt in January by Karel “Silver Fox” Pravec. She will fight Roxanne Modafferi, a veteran MMA fighter who had just come off a win against Andrea Lee at UFC Fight Night 177 in September. What stands out is their age disparity with Danielle being only 24 while Roxanne Modafferi is 38.

Brown Belt 125 Nogi Title – Jessa Khan Vs Alana Holy

Jessa Khan, an AOJ (Art of Jiu-Jitsu) kids’ prodigy, was recently promoted to black belt by the Mendes brothers. With this, she becomes the first black belt to come through the AOJ Kids Program. At 19, she is also one of the youngest female black belt in BJJ. Being of Cambodian-Mexican descent, she also represented Cambodia in the 2018 Asian Games and 2019 South East Asia Games which she won gold.

Black Belt 145 Gi Title – Erin Herle vs Pamela Boveda

Erin Herle, BJJ adovcate and founder of #submitthestigma movement, will fight Pamela Boveda, who achieved a 1st place finish in last year’s IBJJF European Open Masters 1.

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Tickets available at Garcia Promotions. You can also watch the event live on UFC Fight Pass.