Roxanne Modafferi vs. Viviane Araujo targeted for UFC event on Jan. 30

Roxanne Modafferi vs. Viviane Araujo targeted for UFC event on Jan. 30

The UFC’s 2021 schedule is starting to come together with the addition of a top-10 women’s flyweight bout.

Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a matchup between Roxanne Modafferi and Viviane Araujo is being targeted for the UFC’s Jan. 30 event.

MyMMANews.com was first to report the booking.

Modafferi has flip-flopped wins and losses over her last eight octagon appearances. “The Happy Warrior” began her 2020 campaign in a huge way with a dominant unanimous decision win over the previously unbeaten Maycee Barber at UFC 246 in January. The 38-year-old would go on to drop a unanimous decision to Lauren Murphy in June and was able to bounce back with a victory over Andrea Lee at UFC Vegas 10 this past month.

After winning her first two promotional bouts Talita Bernardo and Alexis Davis, Araujo dropped a unanimous decision to Jessica Eye at UFC 245 in December. In her most recent outing, “Vivi” got back in the win column at UFC Vegas 9 over Montana De La Rosa in September.

A main event, along with a location, are still to be determined for the UFC’s Jan. 30 event.

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