UFC on ESPN 11: Roxanne Modafferi Eyes ‘Fight Of The Night’ Scrap Against Lauren Murphy (Interview)

Roxanne Modafferi is eager to finally share the Octagon with Lauren Murphy. Ever since the two were on ‘The Ultimate Fighter 26’ together they knew their paths would cross. The two have called out each other frequently and on June 20, they …

Roxanne Modafferi is eager to finally share the Octagon with Lauren Murphy. Ever since the two were on ‘The Ultimate Fighter 26’ together they knew their paths would cross. The two have called out each other frequently and on June 20, they will finally get the chance to fight one another. For Modafferi, it is […]

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Roxanne Modafferi To Face Lauren Murphy on June 20

Roxanne ModafferiOne-time flyweight title challenger Roxanne Modafferi will be back in action against Lauren Murphy on June 20 at a location yet to be disclosed according to a report from Mike Heck of MMA Fighting, that reads. “Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that a fight between Roxanne Modafferi and Lauren Murphy is […]

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One-time flyweight title challenger Roxanne Modafferi will be back in action against Lauren Murphy on June 20 at a location yet to be disclosed according to a report from Mike Heck of MMA Fighting, that reads.

“Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that a fight between Roxanne Modafferi and Lauren Murphy is in the works for the UFC’s event on June 20. Currently, the event does not have a location, but the promotion is hoping the UFC APEX in Las Vegas will be the home base should COVID-19 restrictions be lifted.”

‘The Happy Warrior’ is flying high after picking up one of the biggest wins of her career last time out. Modafferi fought the previously unbeaten rising star Maycee Barber at UFC 246 earlier this year. In the fight ‘Roxy’ dominated from start to finish picking up a massive unanimous decision win. She’ll be heading into her fight with Murphy hoping to pick up consecutive wins in the promotion since joining 2018.

Murphy will be desperate to ensure that doesn’t happen. ‘Lucky’ is in a great spot herself after grabbing consecutive wins. She stopped Mara Romero Borella in August last year before earning the split decision win over Andrea Lee at UFC 247. The former Invicta champions seem primed for a flyweight title shot and beating Modafferi in June could well make her next in line for the winner of Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanne Calderwood.

The UFC was supposed to hold an event in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada on June 20. Heavyweight title contenders Alexander Volkov and Curtis Blaydes were set to headline the event but it no seems unlikely the card will go ahead in Canada and unclear if the same main event will be in place next month.

Do you think Roxanee Modafferi will beat Lauren Murphy on June 20?

Roxanne Modafferi Reacts To Being Discredited By Maycee Barber’s Father

As previously mentioned, Maycee Barber’s father, Bucky, recently took to Instagram to discredit Roxanne Modafferi’s victory over his daughter this past weekend (Sat. January 18, 2020) at UFC 246. The pair headlined the preliminary card on ESPN, where Modafferi put on a dominant performance. However, during the fight, Barber suffered a complete ACL tear, which […]

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As previously mentioned, Maycee Barber’s father, Bucky, recently took to Instagram to discredit Roxanne Modafferi’s victory over his daughter this past weekend (Sat. January 18, 2020) at UFC 246.

The pair headlined the preliminary card on ESPN, where Modafferi put on a dominant performance. However, during the fight, Barber suffered a complete ACL tear, which impaired her ability to walk or fight properly. Despite putting up a valiant effort while fighting through the injury, Modafferi picked up the victory on the judges’ scorecards.

Bucky claimed on Instagram that Modafferi didn’t beat his daughter because of her skill set, but rather due to the circumstance that Barber found herself in with a torn ACL during the fight. Now, Modafferi has taken to Twitter to offer a response to Bucky’s comments. Modafferi said she understands that dads need to sometimes say “stupid” things to defend their daughters.

“Meh, fathers are supposed to be biased and say stupid things. Mine used to say, “I’m proud of you…so are you retiring yet?” Not anymore, though. ? At least she didn’t say it. I still respect Macyee for being a warrior.”

Modafferi’s win over Barber was certainly a big accomplishment for the longtime veteran. Prior to their bout, Barber was undefeated with a record of 8-0. The 21-year-old was looking to become the youngest champion in UFC history, a record currently held by light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. However, with Barber suffering from the torn ACL, she’ll likely be out-of-action for the majority of the year.

As for Modafferi, she could be looking at a big opportunity next after taking out one of the UFC’s hottest prospects.

What do you make of Modafferi’s response to Barber’s father?

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Roxanne Modafferi Reacts To Maycee Barber Taking Mic At UFC 246

Roxanne Modafferi had mixed feelings about Maycee Barber speaking on the microphone at UFC 246. Modafferi quite literally upset the odds as she defeated Barber via unanimous decision and handed “The Future” her first loss in mixed martial arts. Usually the winner of the fight talks to Joe Rogan first. However, Barber — who notably […]

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Roxanne Modafferi had mixed feelings about Maycee Barber speaking on the microphone at UFC 246.

Modafferi quite literally upset the odds as she defeated Barber via unanimous decision and handed “The Future” her first loss in mixed martial arts. Usually the winner of the fight talks to Joe Rogan first.

However, Barber — who notably tore her ACL during the fight — asked to have some time on the microphone first. She gave praise to Modafferi while also apologizing for the result before embracing her opponent.

Although it was a gesture with good intentions, it didn’t go down well with many.

Modafferi, herself, was not sure what to make of it especially as she felt a little dissed by what Barber said:

“Mixed feelings,” Modafferi said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday. “She said it was an honor to fight me and that was cool. And she said she wasn’t embarrassed about her performance because it made me shine or something. And I was like did she just diss me?

“I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt so I don’t know. Whatever. I won the fight. I believe even if she hadn’t injured her leg, I still would have taken the fight. I was beating her in the first round anyway.”

What did you think of Barber taking the mic?

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7 Takeaways from UFC 246

UFC 246 had no title fight for a main event, but when one half of it is the return of one of the most high-profile fighters to date in Conor McGregor, it is a good way to kick off a new year in the UFC in this new decade of mixed martial arts. The tide…

UFC 246 had no title fight for a main event, but when one half of it is the return of one of the most high-profile fighters to date in Conor McGregor, it is a good way to kick off a new year in the UFC in this new decade of mixed martial arts. The tide […]

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UFC 246 Highlights: Roxanne Modafferi Upsets Maycee Barber

Roxanne Modafferi stunned Maycee Barber. Earlier tonight (Jan. 18), Modafferi and Barber shared the Octagon. This was the featured preliminary bout on the UFC 246 card in Las Vegas. Going into the fight, Barber was a -1000 favorite. Modafferi showcased…

Roxanne Modafferi stunned Maycee Barber. Earlier tonight (Jan. 18), Modafferi and Barber shared the Octagon. This was the featured preliminary bout on the UFC 246 card in Las Vegas. Going into the fight, Barber was a -1000 favorite. Modafferi showcased her grappling skills in the opening frame. While she won the round, Barber did a […]

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