Roxanne Modafferi To Return to UFC Action at UFC 271

Published 11/03/2021, 1:27 PM EDT


The undefeated UFC flyweight fighter Casey O’Neill looks like one of the most promising prospects in the flyweight division. The fighter made her UFC debut earlier this year against Shana Dobson in February and won via TKO. In 2021 alone, despite it being her debut year, she has bagged herself 3 wins in the promotion.

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Her professional fight record stands at 8 wins and no losses as of November 2021. “King” will look to keep her winning streak in her upcoming bout against Roxanne Modafferi.

The two fighters are to face off at UFC 271 next year. The venue and city are yet to be decided for the event, but the event will take place on the 12th of February. The fight was confirmed by MMA Fighting. Casey O’Neill also hinted at her upcoming return on her official Twitter account. 

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Her upcoming opponent Roxanne Modafferi is one of the best and most seasoned fighters in the flyweight division. The MMA veteran has fought over a whopping 44 fights in her entire professional MMA career. She holds a record of 25 wins and 19 losses. “The Happy Warrior” has fought in various other MMA promotions, including Invicta, K- GRACE, and Strikeforce.  

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Modafferi will look to end her two-fight losing streak at the upcoming UFC 271. A win would guarantee her a spot in the UFC because, as of now, she has lost six of her last ten fights.  

Roxanne Modafferi: Knee injury situation.

Roxanne Modafferi, the women’s Flyweight fighter from Las Vegas, Nevada, had been scheduled to fight earlier this year in May. She was set to fight at UFC fight night on May 8th, under the main event of Cory Sandhagen versus T.J. Dillashaw. However, due to her knee injury and complications, she had to undergo knee surgery.

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Following her successful knee surgery, the fighter faced off against Taila Santos on September 25th. The fight took place at UFC 266, where she lost following a unanimous decision. Her loss against Santos marked her nineteenth career defeat. Modafferi seems to be completely healthy now and will look to bag a win against Casey O’Neill at UFC 271.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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