Submission Hunter Pro 60: Grappling for Good

Submission Hunter Pro (SHP) is holding its 60th event on Oct. 25, 2020, and what a coming-out party this will be. Headlining the card is an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter going up against a young, talented and rising star. UFC fighter Roxanne Modafferi will face Danielle Kelly as the main event in an all-female card stacked with some of Jiu Jitsu’s rising stars and exciting grapplers.

Another thing that makes this event special is that a portion of the proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Research through The Rose Houston. It is a non-profit organization with a mission to “reduce deaths from breast cancer by providing access to screening, diagnostics and treatment services to any woman regardless of her ability to pay.”

Here are the matchups for Submission Hunter Pro 60, courtesy of Garcia Promotions, Inc:

Black Belt

Yani Reyes vs Liz Exell – 140 Gi
Erin Johnson vs Laurah Hallock – 140 Gi
Danielle Alvarez vs – 135 No Gi
Erin Herle vs Pamela Boveda – 145 Gi Title
MAIN EVENT: Roxanne Modafferi vs Danielle Kelly – 130 No Gi Title

Brown Belt

Stefanie Kopacz vs Maddy Fernandez – 160 No Gi
Alexa Yanes vs Priscilla Eckhardt – 125 Gi
Naomi Villa vs Leslie McLea – 150 Gi
Jill Viator vs TBA – 130-140 Either
Lindsey Boston vs – 120-125 Gi
Rebecca Tomada vs Mariana Azevedo – 130 Gi
Jessa Khan vs Alana Holy – 125 NoGi Title (NOTE: Khan just recently earned her black belt)

Purple Belt

Casidy Welch vs Melissa Lozano
Samantha Zavala vs Vanessa Lopez
Kola Shippentower vs Danielle Walker
TBA vs Isabella Barragan
Danielle Guevara vs Angelica Arrambide
Samantha Priddy vs Alyssa Cantu
Barb Ciesnolevicz vs Casey Daigle
Lauren Sears vs Saima Akhtar
Teara Lewis vs Amanda Toups
Gabrielle Villafuerte vs Stephanie Williamson
Milana Villo vs Kenzie Landry
Michelle Dominik vs Cynthia Davis
TBA vs Amanda Kail

Blue Belt

Elsa Cardenas vs Julie McLelland
Lara Calimbas vs Susana Morado
Sue Cavazos vs Kristin Kotinek
Mackenzie Manteris vs Ari Cobb
Janice Russell vs TBA
Yesenia Aguilera vs Alex Amaro
Lorena Balli vs Diana VanHouten
Kelsey Carter vs Adriana Marcela
Sarah Choleva vs Bridgett Brumbaugh
Amalia Merrill vs Ashley Martinez
Camilla Lopez vs Lisa Ripley
Kiana Jackson vs Katie Sauger
Heather Hebberger vs Yomyra Tellez


Savannah Valle vs Mona Bailey
Mandy Schneider vs Esther Harwood


Makayla Reyes vs Alyson Davis

Jeff Liwag

Jeff Liwag is an educator of 20 years with specializations in Special Education and Instructional Technology. "Submission fighting" lessons in 1999 was his first exposure to grappling martial arts, eventually taking up Jiu-Jitsu classes in 2004 and 2005, only to start training regularly at Gracie Barra Texas in 2011, where he still trains to this day, earning every belt rank up to his current brown belt from Vinicius "Draculino" Magalhaes.

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