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Women's Flyweight Division

Not Fighting

"The Happy Warrior"

Roxanne Modafferi

25-21-0 (W-L-D)

4

Wins by Knockout

5

Wins by Submission

16

Wins by Decision

Roxanne Modafferi

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Roxanne Modafferi's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Hometown
Wilmington, United States
Trains at
Syndicate MMA - Las Vegas, NV
Fighting style
MMA
Age
39
Height
67.00
Weight
126.00
Octagon Debut
Dec. 01, 2013
Reach
69.00
Leg reach
38.00

Fighter Facts

  • Team Gaethje on TUF 26
     
  • Team Tate on TUF 18
     
  • Pro since 2003
     
  • 2-4 in her last six fights
     
  • Five wins by submission (3 armbar, triangle, RNC), four by knockout
     
  • Lost 2016 Invicta FC bout to Maia via split decision
     
  • 6-2 between UFC appearances
     
  • Owns wins over Tara LaRosa, Andrea Lee, DeAnna Bennett, Sarah D’Alelio, Molly Helsel, Marloes Coenen, Megumi Yabushita, and Jennifer Howe
     
  • Also faced Shayna Baszler, Sarah Kaufman, and Rosi Sexton
     
  • Won eight of her last 16
     
  • Two first round finishes

 

UFC History

UFC 271 (2/12/22) Modafferi lost a three round split decision to Casey O'Neill
UFC Fight Night (9/25/21) Modafferi lost a three round unanimous decision to Taila Santos
UFC on ESPN (1/20/21) Modafferi lost a three round unanimous decision to Viviane Araujo
UFC Fight Night (9/12/20) Modafferi won a three round unanimous decision over Andrea Lee
UFC on ESPN (6/20/20) Modafferi lost a three round unanimous decision to Lauren Murphy
UFC 246 (1/18/20) Modafferi won a three round unanimous decision over Maycee Barber
UFC on ESPN (7/20/19) Modafferi lost a three round unanimous decision to Jennifer Maia
UFC Fight Night (4/20/19) Modafferi won a three round split decision over Antonina Shevchenko
UFC 230 (11/3/18) Modafferi lost a three round unanimous decision to Sijara Eubanks
TUF 27 Finale (7/6/18) Modafferi stopped Barb Honchak via strikes at 3:32 of the second round
TUF 26 Finale (12/1/17) Modafferi lost a five round unanimous decision to Nicco Montano in a fight for the vacant UFC women’s flyweight title
TUF 18 Finale (11/30/13) Modafferi lost a three round unanimous decision to Raquel Pennington

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 26
On episode 12 (semifinals), Modafferi lost a three round unanimous decision to Sijara Eubanks
On episode nine (quarterfinals), Modafferi stopped Emily Whitmire via strikes at 4:59 of the first round
On episode one, Modafferi stopped Shana Dobson via strikes at 3:47 of the first round

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 18
On episode four (quarterfinals), Modafferi was stopped by Jessica Rakoczy via strikes at 2:32 of the second round
On episode one, Modafferi submitted Valerie Letourneau via rear naked choke in the first round

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training as a teenager for fun and to become a stronger person. I started fighting to test my abilities in live combat.
What ranks and titles have you held? Fatal Femmes Fighting champ - defended once, K-Grace MMA tournament winner in Japan, IFC Middleweight champ, Fusion Fight League champ
Do you have any heroes? My father, my mother, Coach John Wood, Naruto
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means I've proved that I've reached a high level in my abilities, and I want to earn a living using the skills I love.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I have a BA from the University of Massachusetts and majored in Japanese Language and Literature
What was your job before you started fighting?  I taught English as a second language in Japan.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I didn't fight amateur MMA, but competed in many grappling and jiu-jitsu tournaments.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? I'm proud of winning the open weight MMA tournament in Japan called "K-Grace"
Ranks in any martial arts styles: I'm a brown belt in Judo and  black belt Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Favorite grappling technique: Chokes 
Favorite Striking technique: The Roxycopter