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"The Happy Warrior"
Roxanne Modafferi
#7 Women's Flyweight Division • 25-18-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 1
    Fight Win Streak
  • 4
    Wins by Knockout
  • 5
    Wins by Submission
Striking accuracy 30% 30%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
253
Sig. Strikes Attempted
846
Grappling accuracy 19% 19%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
3
Takedowns Attempted
21
3.98
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
6.83
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.94
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.24
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
56
%
Sig. Str. Defense
42
%
Takedown Defense
0.00
Knockdown Ratio
15:53
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
206 (81%)
Clinch
14 (6%)
Ground
33 (13%)

Sig. Str. by target

83% 211 Head 10% 25 Body 7% 17 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
4 (17%)
DEC
15 (63%)
SUB
5 (21%)

Event Results

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Wilmington, United States
Fighting style
MMA
Age
37
Height
67.00
Weight
125.00
Octagon Debut
Dec. 01, 2013
Reach
69.00
Leg reach
38.00
Q & A

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