Tatiana Suarez vs. Roxanne Modafferi Targeted for UFC 266 on Sept. 25

By Tristen Critchfield Jun 30, 2021

Tatiana Suarez is expected to make her flyweight debut against Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 266.

Multiple outlets confirmed the targeted booking following an initial report from Ariel Helwani. UFC 266 takes place on Sept. 25 and is headlined by a light heavyweight championship clash between Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira.

Suarez has not competed since a unanimous decision triumph over Nina Ansaroff at UFC 238 in June 2019. The 30-year-old Milennia MMA representative has been sidelined since then due to a neck injury. “The Ultimate Fighter 23” winner also owns triumphs over Carla Esparza, Alexa Grasso, Viviane Pereira and Amanda Bobby Brundage in UFC competition. All of her previous Octagon victories came at 115 pounds.

Modafferi, 38, is 4-6 over the course of two stints in the Las Vegas-based promotion. “The Happy Warrior” last appeared at UFC on ESPN 20, where she suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Araujo on Jan. 20. Her resume includes victories over the likes of Andrea Lee, Maycee Barber and Antonina Shevchenko in UFC competition.

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