Roxanne Modafferi vs. Jennifer Maia rematch booked for UFC on ESPN 4

Less than 24 hours after losing her initial opponent for UFC on ESPN 4, Roxanne Modafferi has a new one.

Modafferi will now take on Jennifer Maia in a flyweight bout, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to MMA Junkie on Wednesday. ESPN was first to report the news.

UFC on ESPN 4 takes place July 20 at AT&T Center in San Antonio.

Modafferi (23-15 MMA, 2-2 UFC) initially was scheduled to take on Liz Carmouche before the UFC decided to pull Carmouche out of the fight and give her a shot at flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on Aug. 10 in Uruguay.

Modafferi gets to remain on the San Antoni card to take on a familiar foe in Maia, as the two squared off back in 2016 for the Invicta FC flyweight title. Modafferi dropped a split decision to Maia and will now get an opportunity to avenge her loss.

Modafferi last fought in April when she scored a split-decision win over Antonina Shevchenko at UFC Russia. Modafferi is currently the No. 6 flyweight in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings.

Maia (16-5-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is coming off of a unanimous-decision win over former bantamweight title challenger Alexis Davis. She has won seven of her last eight bouts as she looks to crack the top five with a win over Modafferi.

With the change, the UFC on ESPN 4 lineup now includes:

  • Rafael dos Anjos vs. Leon Edwards
  • Walt Harris vs. Aleksei Oleinik
  • Juan Adams vs. Greg Hardy
  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell
  • Jennifer Maia vs. Roxanne Modafferi
  • Irene Aldana vs. Raquel Pennington
  • Dan Hooker vs. James Vick
  • Ray Borg vs. Gabriel Silva
  • Alex Caceres vs. Steven Peterson
  • Klidson Abreu vs. Sam Alvey
  • Felipe Colares vs. Domingo Pilarte
  • Mario Bautista vs. Jin Soo Son
  • Alexander Hernandez vs. Francisco Trinaldo

For more on UFC on ESPN 4, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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