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Roxanne Modafferi announces retirement: UFC 271 bout with Casey O’Neill will be ‘my last MMA fight’

Roxanne Modafferi
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Roxanne Modafferi will make the walk to the cage for the 50th time in February, and she says it will be her last.

Modafferi is scheduled to face surging contender Casey O’Neill at UFC 271, which takes place Feb. 12 at a location and venue yet to be announced. “The Happy Warrior” took to Instagram on Thursday to confirm the booking, also stating that it will be the final time she competes in a mixed martial arts bout.

“I’m fighting Casey O’Neill in February! Please tune in! This is fight number 50, and my last MMA fight,” Modafferi wrote.

The 49 previous bouts Modafferi is referring to includes her five bouts on two separate stints on The Ultimate Fighter. The 39-year-old looks to go out in style by snapping a two-fight skid and knocking off another promising flyweight contender. Modafferi took on Maycee Barber at UFC 246 and, as a near six to one underdog, picked up a unanimous decision win. Should Modafferi call it a career after the matchup, she will do so with the most fights in women’s MMA history.

O’Neill has won all eight of her professional MMA bouts, which includes three consecutive finishes of Antonina Shevchenko, Lara Procopio and Shana Dobson to kick off her UFC career.

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