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Who won Modafferi vs Santos?
Taila Santos beat Roxanne Modafferi by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the prelims of UFC 266, on Saturday 25th September 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Taila Santos.
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 Santos stats
Roxanne Modafferi stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 18 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Taila Santos made her way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Santos had a massive power advantage over Modafferi, boosting at 59% knock out percentage over Modafferi's 16%.
Roxanne Modafferi was the older woman by 11 years, at 39 years old.
Modafferi had a height advantage of 1 inch over Santos. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Modafferi was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 25 more fights, and made her debut in 2003, 18 year and 6 months later than Santos, whose first professional fight was in . She had fought 86 more professional rounds, 121 to Santos' 35.
Modafferi vs Santos 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 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.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
She had been beaten by Nicco Monta o at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale on 1st December 2017 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Park Theatre, Las Vegas.
Modafferi's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 19 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 22 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.