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Roxanne Modafferi throws support behind Maycee Barber following second consecutive loss: "I was impressed"

Adam Martin - February 16, 2021

UFC women’s flyweight veteran Roxanne Modafferi threw her support behind Maycee Barber following her second straight loss to Alexa Grasso. Barber was on her way to the top of the UFC 125lbs division when she suffered a one-sided unanimous decision loss to Modafferi last January at UFC 246 in a fight where she also injured her knee. After missing a year of action, Barber was back in the cage at UFC 258 when she took on Grasso in the co-main event. Unfortunately for Barber, it was her second straight loss as she was outboxed and dropped a unanimous decision. After winning her first eight career fights, Barber now finds herself on a two-fight losing skid.

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Roxanne Modafferi is glad she isn't having another rematch, expects to submit Viviane Araujo

Cole Shelton - January 19, 2021

Roxanne Modafferi is happy she gets to fight someone new. Over her last several fights, she has rematched the likes of Andrea Lee, Sijara Eubanks, and Jennifer Maia. Now, at UFC Fight Island 8, she will fight Viviane Araujo for the first time, which Modafferi is very excited about.

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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 25 with Dan Hooker, Michael Chiesa, Matt Frevola, and Roxanne Modafferi

Cole Shelton - January 19, 2021

The 25th episode of Just Scrap Radio on with Cole Shelton is here ahead of UFC Fight Island 8 and UFC 257 var _bp = _bp||[]; _bp.push({ "div": "Brid_22657962", "obj": {"id":"22947","width":"100%","height":"","video":"704810"} });

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Roxanne Modafferi vs. Viviane Araujo set for January 2021 UFC event

Adam Martin - October 11, 2020

An important women’s flyweight bout between Roxanne Modafferi and Viviane Araujo is being targeted to take place in early 2021. Eric Kowal of was the first to break the news of the Modafferi vs. Araujo matchup, noting that it is targeted to take place at a UFC event on January 30, 2021. No other details for that upcoming event have been revealed thus far.

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Just Scrap Radio Ep. 9 with Michelle Waterson, Patrick Mix, Roxanne Modafferi & Kyle Nelson

Cole Shelton - September 8, 2020

The ninth episode of Just Scrap Radio on with Cole Shelton is here ahead of UFC Vegas 10 and Bellator 246. We’re first joined eighth-ranked strawweight and one-half of the main event, Michelle Waterson (3:05). Next, Bellator bantamweight, Patrick Mix (15:43) comes on. Then, UFC flyweight, Roxanne Modafferi (33:00) joins the program. Finally, UFC featherweight, Kyle Nelson (44:02) closes out the show.

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Following Maycee Barber mauling, Roxanne Modafferi has next UFC fight booked

Adam Martin - May 20, 2020

Following a dominant victory over Maycee Barber at UFC 246, Roxanne Modafferi has been booked for her next fight in the Octagon against Lauren Murphy. Mke Heck of reported that Modafferi vs. Murphy will take place at a UFC event scheduled for June 20. According to the report, the UFC hopes to have this event take place at the Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, but UFC president Dana White admitted this week that the state of Arizona is a realistic possibility if Vegas can’t happen.

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Roxanne Modafferi responds after being discredited by Maycee Barber's father

Tom Taylor - January 22, 2020

Roxanne Modafferi picked up a massive upset over the weekend, walloping Maycee Barber to lopsided decision win on the UFC 246 undercard. Unfortunately, Barber’s father has suggested this fight shouldn’t count as a true loss on his daughter’s record given that she sustained an ACL tear early in the fight.

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Maycee Barber's father questions if UFC 246 bout was actually a loss

Mike Heck - January 22, 2020

Maycee Barber suffered her first loss last Saturday, on the undercard of UFC 246, giving up a decision to Roxanne Modafferi while also suffering a complete tear of her ACL in the process. While the injury was unfortunate, Barber’s father Bucky Barber believes that his daughter showed a lot of heart in the fight and, because of her grit and toughness — along with the injury early in the fight — questions whether or not Saturday night’s fight should be considered a loss.

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Roxanne Modafferi makes simple request of fighters to miss weight

Tom Taylor - July 24, 2019

Weight cutting continues to cause all kinds of problems in MMA — and not only because it’s dangerous. Fighters often miss their contracted marks, leaving their opponents to with a tough choice: back out of the fight, or accept the fight at a disadvantage. MMA veteran Roxanne Modafferi, who has fought several opponents who have missed weight before, has a simple request of fighters who make this kind of blunder. Just apologize. A simple “sorry,” she says, would go a long way.

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Liz Carmouche vs Roxanne Modaferri targeted for UFC San Antonio

Drake Riggs - May 14, 2019

The UFC is headed back to Texas for UFC San Antonio on July 20. With no fights yet to be announced… that’s about to be changed. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto has confirmed that a pivotal flyweight match-up between seasoned veteran top contenders and former title challengers, one at bantamweight and the other at flyweight, is close to finalization for the event.

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Cris Cyborg responds to joking callout from Roxanne Modafferi

Tom Taylor - April 22, 2019

Shortly after Roxanne Modafferi defeated Antonina Shevchenko at UFC St. Petersburg on Saturday, she made a callout of former UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg — though she quickly added that she was only joking. On Sunday, Cyborg responded to this callout from Roxanne Modafferi — first assuring the flyweight contender wanted no part of the matchup, then congratulating her on her big win.

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Report | Antonina Shevchenko slated to get top 10 clash with Roxanne Modafferi at UFC St-Petersburg

Drake Riggs - February 6, 2019

The Shevchenko family has made UFC history. The sister tandem of Valentina and Antonina (7-0) are officially the first pair of sisters to have ever fought together inside the organization. For the older sister, Antonina, she is actually the newcomer to the promotion as she most recently made her promotional debut at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale in November 2018 when she defeated Ji Yeon Kim via unanimous decision.

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After UFC 230 title fight cancellation, Sijara Eubanks now set to rematch Roxanne Modaferri

Drake Riggs - October 10, 2018

Getting to UFC 230, in general, has just been one of the more wilder rides that the MMA community has witnessed as it’s gotten closer. After waiting a whole lot longer than we could have imagined, fans and pundits alike began to start just hoping that the event’s big lightweight co-main event between top-ranked contender Dustin Poirier and the returning Nate Diaz should have just gotten promoted up to the headliner.