UFC on ESPN+ 35: Andrea Lee vs. Roxanne Modafferi Play-by-Play

Veteran flyweight Roxanne Modafferi faced Andrea Lee on Saturday’s UFC show. Their fight went like this.

Bout 10: Andrea Lee (11-4) vs. Roxanne Modafferi (24-17) (Flyweight)

A pause came moments into the fight as the mouthguard of Lee fell out. Modafferi caught a leg early for a takedown. Lee was able to get up, and fight in a clinch with Modafferi. Modafferi tried for a takedown in  the second minute, although it was Lee who secured top position on the ground. They got back up in a clinch in the third minute, with Modafferi getting a takedown from that body lock. Modafferi took half guard on top. Modafferi landed some punches on the ground as Lee battled to take top position. Lee got on the back of Modafferi as they stood up. The fighters stayed in a body lock until the fight ended.

The first half of the second round saw Lee land the better shots on the feet against Modafferi. Lee scored a takedown in the third minute from the clinch, with the fighters standing up moments after. Lee got another takedown in the fourth minute, although like last time Modafferi was quick to get up. Modafferi got rocked in the fourth minute after Lee landed a spinning backfist. Modafferi got a single leg takedown in the final minute of the fight. 

Lee started the final round with strong striking. Modafferi got a takedown with two minutes left in the fight. They got back to the feet with a minute-and-a-half to go, although Modafferi took the fight back down in the clinch. Lee took top position just before the round ran out of time. After three rounds, Modafferi got the win (29-28, 29-28 & 29-28).

RESULT: Roxanne Modafferi def. Andrea Lee via Decision, Unanimous

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Lee 9 10 9 28
Modafferi 10 9 10 29

Live coverage of the entire show can be viewed here.

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