Report: Roxanne Modafferi versus Antonina Shevchenko flyweight bout in the works

First reported by My MMA News, a flyweight match-up between “The Happy Warrior” Roxanne Modafferi and Antonina “La Pantera” Shevchenko is in the works for an April event in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Modafferi (22-15), a top ten ranked flyweight talent, will look to bounce back from a decision loss to Sijara Eubanks. She is a veteran of the UFC and Invicta, and is also the first woman to appear on two seasons of The Ultimate Fighter.

Shevchenko (7-0) will look to remain unbeaten in MMA. After punching her way to a contract on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, the older Shevchenko made a victorious UFC debut versus Ji Yeon Kim in December.

This bout is not yet confirmed.

Who would you root for?

Source: Eric Kowal, My MMA News

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6 comments

    1. Perhaps. However, Antonina has trained for years with Valentina who has more submissions to her name than Roxy despite far fewer fights. And to my knowledge, Roxie has never faced a striker with Antonina’s stand-up pedigree. It could be interesting, but my money is Antonina.

      1. You and Kirk, below, are tripping! This hype train is about to come to a halt for a while! Antonina should be fighting someone like PVZ or Nadia Kassem or Gillian Robertson at best right now!

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