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"The Happy Warrior"

Roxanne Modafferi


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Win Rate
56 %
Finish Rate
36 %
Decision Win %
50 %

Roxanne Modafferi

5' 6 (168 cm)
69 in. (5' 9/175 cm)
United States
Main Division
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
Mike Pyle and Evan Dunham
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Modafferi's training began in taekwondo at the age of 13 in Pennsylvania, moving on to Mark Lawler's Kenpō Karate in the high school. She trained for three years to gain a brown belt in the style, and then graduated from Lenox Memorial High School. In addition, she trained at another Royce Gracie association in Hartford, Connecticut, for about a year , also investigating Jeremy Libiszewski's School of Self-Defence in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. During summer vacations in Boston, she trained at Joao Amaral's New England BJJ club, now associated with Brazilian Top Team. To work on her striking, she also attended the Sityodtong Muay Thai Academy's North American branch in Somerville, Massachusetts, run by Kru Mark DellaGrotte.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Nicco Montaño
  • UFC: Second most fights in the UFC Women's Flyweight division history (ten)
  • UFC: 2020 Upset of the Year vs. Maycee Barber
  • International Sport Karate Association: ISKA Women's World Middleweight Championship (One time)
  • International Fighting Championships: IFC Women's Middleweight Championship (One time)
  • Fatal Femmes Fighting: FFF Women's Lightweight Championship (two times)
  • K-GRACE: K-GRACE Women's Openweight Tournament Winner
  • Smackgirl: Smackgirl World ReMix 2004 Openweight Tournament Semifinalist
  • AwakeningFighters.com WMMA Awards: 2014 Flyweight of the Year
  • Sherdog: 2020 Upset of the Year vs. Maycee Barber
  • North American Grappling Association: 2002 NAGA Fighter of the Year
  • Abu Dhabi Combat Club: 2005 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships -60 kg Quarterfinalist

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