Roxanne Modafferi Defeats Tara LaRosa at Invicta 8

Roxy huggin John after the match at Invicta 8.

Roxanne Modafferi defeated Tara LaRosa at Invicta 8 on Saturday, September 6, 2014 by unanimous decision.

Modafferi and LaRosa were well acquainted with each other coming in, having faced each other in two prior fights: MFC-Boardwalk Blitz, where LaRosa defeated Modafferi by decision on 03/4/2006, and Mossin: God of Martial Arts, where Modafferi defeated LaRosa by split decision on 05/21/2010.

This Saturday, their match went three rounds, staying on the feet the whole time.

Roxanne Modafferi vs. Tara LaRosa at Invicta 8

Roxanne Modafferi will be fighting Tara LaRosa in Invicta 8, Kansas City, MO.  It will be broadcast on UFC Fightpass.  See this article for more details!


Roxanne Modafferi is available for MMA or grappling seminars and events, for both adults and children. Cost varies by location and type of event. Please contact Roxanne at: basilisk875(@) to discuss details, and remember to remove parenthesis from the email address.


Memoirs of a Happy Warrior

Memoirs of a Happy Warrior (Book Cover)

Roxanne Modafferi is pleased to announce the publication of her book Memoirs of a Happy Warrior, chronicling her life, training, and experiences in Japan.

Roxanne in the UFC TUF 18 Finale

Roxanne will fight on UFC TUF 18 Finale against Raquel Pennington, first fight on the main card at 7PM PT/ 10 pm ET At the Mandalay Bay, or Fox Sports 1.

Moving Update

September 1st. Roxanne is now living in Las Vegas!

Moving update

Roxanne Modafferi plans to move back to the USA, after living eight years in Japan. She will quit her job as an English teacher, and focus on fighting full-time. Read more details on her blog here: For updates on her move and new gym, check her blog periodically.


Roxanne Modafferi will be relocating to the United States, after eight happy years living in Japan! Details will come soon...

Jewels 22nd Ring

Roxanne Modafferi will fight Shizuka Sugiyama in Jewels 22nd Ring on December 15th.
Location: Differ Ariake
Doors open 2:30, fights start at 3:00
Tickets VIP: 10,000
RingSide 7,000,
A seat 5,000 yen.
At the door, plus extra 500
See Roxanne's thoughts on her upcoming fight.
More information in Japanese: Jewels Blog

News Prior to November 2012

Roxanne Joins Ground Slam

As of June, 2012, Roxanne Modafferi transitoned away from freelance and officially joined the Reversal Gym "Ground Slam" team. Ground Slam is headed by Shuichiro Katsumura and supported by fighters such as Shooto fighter BJ Kojima, kickboxer Takahito Fujimaki, and ZST fighter and BJJ brown belt Tetsuya Fusano. Find them at Groundslam.

Blog Available

You can now read Roxanne's blog of daily life in Japan, teaching and training MMA here.