UFC Fight Night 149 Results – Roxanne Modafferi Edges Heavy Favourite Antonina Shevchenko, Wins Via Split Decision

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Roxanne Modafferi defeated Antonina Shevchenko via Split Decision

Roxanne Modafferi’s vast MMA experience helped her prevail against the heavy favourite and undefeated Antonina Shevchenko to secure a split decision win. It was the biggest win of her career against an experienced Muay Thai fighter and ace striker but after the first round it was clear that Modafferi’ striking was no match and she had to rely on her grappling skills to outwork Antonina. Modafferi was on the receiving end of some solid strikes from Antonina in the opening round but the veteran stayed put and weathered the storm. After scoring her first take down Modaferri put Antonina in dangerous position but unfortunately ran out of time. The second round was all Modaferri displaying her superior grappling skills as Antonina struggled to keep Modaferri off her and go back to her game plan. Antonina came back strong in the third round, but got easily taken down twice and could not keep Modaferri away with her striking.

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