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Who won Araujo vs Modafferi?
Viviane Araujo beat Roxanne Modafferi by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC Fight Island 8, on Wednesday 20th January 2021 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Viviane Araujo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Araujo vs Modafferi stats
Viviane Araujo stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Roxanne Modafferi made her way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 17 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Modafferi had advantage in power over Araujo, with a 16% knock out percentage over Araujo's 0%.
Viviane Araujo was the younger woman by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Modafferi had a height advantage of 3 inches over Araujo. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Araujo was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 42 less fights, and made her debut in 2015, 11 year and 11 months later than Modafferi, whose first professional fight was in 2003. She had fought 89 less professional rounds, 32 to Modafferi's 121.
Araujo vs Modafferi form
Modafferi had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had lost to Taila Santos at UFC 266 on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by Viviane Araujo at UFC Fight Island 8 on 20th January 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, she had defeated Andrea Lee at UFC Vegas 10 on 12th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, she had beat Antonina Shevchenko at UFC on ESPN+ 7 on 20th April 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Yubileyny Sports Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia.
She had won against Barb Honchak at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale on 6th July 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas, United States.
Modafferi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 11 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.