This Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 4 event features an intriguing flyweight contest on the preliminary card when Roxanne Modafferi takes on Jennifer Maia.
The two fought for Invicta FC back in 2016 with Maia picking up the split decision win.
Modafferi (23-15) is 2-2 since joining the UFC’s flyweight division, losing to Nicco Montano and Sijara Eubanks but picking up impressive wins over Antonina Shevchenko and Barb Honchak. The 36-year-old is largely consider a pioneer of women’s MMA and has been competing as a professional since the year 2003.
Maia (16-5-1) was the reigning Invicta FC flyweight champion before signing with the UFC. The 30-year-old is 1-1 with the promotion, losing to Liz Carmouche but winning against Alexis Davis. The Brazilian owns a notable 2012 win over Jessica Andrade.
UFC on ESPN 4 takes place this Saturday July 20 from the AT&T Centerin San Antonio, Texas, United States. The preliminary card featuring Modafferi vs. Maia will be aired live on ESPN+ from 6pm EST.