Roxanne Modafferi vs. Liz Carmouche booked for UFC on ESPN 4 in July

A women’s flyweight bout between Liz Carmouche and Roxanne Modafferi is the first addition to July’s UFC on ESPN 4 lineup.

Carmouche (13-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC) on Thursday confirmed the matchup with Modafferi (23-15 MMA, 2-3 UFC) on social media after an initial report from ESPN.com (via Instagram):

It’s official. I’m back in the cage in July! This is a fight long time in the making. Roxanne is someone I came up watching before I even began training. I’m stoked to put on a show for everyone with another pioneer of the sport.

UFC on ESPN 4 takes place July 20 in San Antonio. The card airs on ESPN following early prelims expected to stream on ESPN+.

Carmouche, No. 8 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie women’s flyweight rankings, has two won of three since she dropped to 125 pounds in December 2017. Both those wins came in her past two fights, though, and have Carmouche, 35, inching close to a second UFC title shot after falling short against Ronda Rousey in the first women’s UFC fight back in 2013.

No. 6 Modafferi, 36, however, is also looking to work her way back to another crack at UFC gold. The former Invicta FC titleholder fought for the inaugural flyweight title in December 2017 and has won two of three since. “The Happy Warrior” is coming off an upset win over Antonina Shevchenko at UFC on ESPN+ 7 in April.

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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