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Who won Modafferi vs O’Neill?
Casey O Neill beat Roxanne Modafferi by split decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC 271, on Saturday 12th February 2022 at Toyota Center in Houston.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Casey O Neill.
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).
Modafferi vs O’Neill stats
Roxanne Modafferi stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 19 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Casey O Neill made her way to the ring with an unblemished record of 8 wins and 0 draws, with 3 of those by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Neill had a large advantage in power over Modafferi, boosting at 38% knock out percentage over Modafferi's 16%.
Roxanne Modafferi was the older woman by 15 years, at 39 years old.
Modafferi had a height advantage of 1 inch over Neill. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Modafferi was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 36 more fights, and made her debut in 2003, 15 years and 4 months earlier than Neill, whose first professional fight was in 2019. She had fought 121 more professional rounds, 121 to Neill's 0.
Modafferi vs O’Neill form
Modafferi had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 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 won against 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 defeated 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.