Roxanne Modafferi - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Roxanne
Modafferi
21-15-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #3 Women Flyweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
Record: 21-15-0
Summary: Jiu-jitsu

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Happy Warrior
From: Wilmington, Delware United States
Fights Out Of: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Age: 35
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 125 lb ( 56 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
597
29% Successful
174
Types of Successful Strikes
0
174
91% Standing
158
14
2
Striking Defense
51
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
16
13% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
1
0
Takedown Defense
43
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Roxanne Modafferi
The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale
Dec 1, 2017
186
132
3
2
1
1
5
1
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Loss
Roxanne Modafferi
Nov 30, 2013
42
80
0
1
0
1
0
2
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Roxanne Modafferi
Strikeforce Challengers 9
Jul 23, 2010
80
43
0
2
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Loss
Marloes Coenen
Roxanne Modafferi
Strikeforce - Fedor vs. Rogers
Nov 7, 2009
7
3
0
0
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission

Biography

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 both Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Favorite grappling technique: Chokes 

Favorite Striking technique: The Roxycopter

• Team Gaethje on TUF 26

• Team Tate on TUF 18

• Pro since 2003

• Five wins by submission (3 armbar, triangle, RNC), three by knockout

• 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

• Has also faced Shayna Baszler, Sarah Kaufman, and Rosi Sexton

• Two first round finishes

Career

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