“I Will Have to Pull Out of My Fight”-Roxanne Modafferi Out of UFC Fight Night Due to Surgery

Published 04/08/2021, 1:20 PM EDT


Roxanne Modafferi, the women’s Flyweight fighter from Las Vegas, Nevada, is supposed to fight next month. The fight is scheduled for UFC fight night on May 8 under the main event of Cory Sandhagen versus T.J. Dillashaw.

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Her opponent, Taila Santos, is a Brazilian-born fighter with an impressive record of 17 wins and only a single loss. On the other side, Roxanne Modafferi has 25 victories with 17 defeats. Modafferi fought her last fight on January 2021, where she lost to Viviane Araujo by unanimous decision after the third round.

Now, Roxanne looks eager to get her name on the winning column. But a piece of news broke out by MyMMANews.com states that Modafferi is out of her next fight, as she has suffered a meniscus tear that requires immediate surgery.

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Now the UFC will have to find a fresh opponent for Taila Santos as soon as possible, or she will have to wait long for her next fight.

Roxanne Modafferi shared her condition on Twitter

‘The Happy Warrior’ confirmed the news by posting a picture on Twitter showing strips wrapped over her bad knee. She is suffering from knee pain because of which she cannot train properly. She states, “I will have to pull out of my fight.”

Modafferi isn’t her 100% therefore she can’t continue her training. Modafferi revealed that it is her first knee surgery and thanked Taila Santos and the UFC for understanding her situation.

Roxanne Modafferi is 38 years old and with her surgery, she will definitely lose some precious time. She will be out for at least a year or a half, which will have a huge effect considering the current stage in her career. She was left with no choice, as the surgery became a must after she experienced enormous pain in the knee.

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Her fans are hoping to see her soon inside the Octagon, as they are hoping for a speedy recovery. Hopefully, she will pass her tough time in a flash and make a heroic comeback, beating all odds.

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Do you think Roxanne Modafferi will come back stronger than ever?

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Saurabh Singh

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Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

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