Viviane Araujo returns to the cage at this Wednesday’s UFC Combat Island 8 function when she can take on MMA veteran & pioneer, Roxanne Modafferi.
Araujo (9-2-) has won six of her last seven fights with the a single reduction coming by way of a unanimous final decision to previous UFC flyweight title challenger, Jessica Eye. Following buying up dominant UFC wins above the likes of Alexis Davis, Montana De La Rosa and Talita Bernardo, Araujo hopes to pick up probably the largest win of her vocation when she will take on a WMMA legend in Modafferi.
All through a recent chat with Cageside Push, Araujo spoke about the forthcoming struggle from Modafferi. The 34-calendar year-outdated expects the MMA veteran to shoot for takedowns in the course of the battle, Araujo claims she is very well geared up for this and seeking forward to displaying off her jiu-jitsu competencies.
“She’s a incredibly professional opponent. She’s a really tough opponent. We know that she likes to use her floor recreation. We’ve constructed up a match prepare about that, trying to just take her out.” she claimed. “I think she could possibly try out to strike with me. From what we see, she’s improved a great deal in her striking. But finally I consider she’s heading to acquire me down. I’m also a black belt in jiu-jitsu, so it’s going to be great to show my floor activity, which I haven’t been in a position to exhibit in the UFC.”
Araujo was initially scheduled to fight Modafferi on January 30 but the bout was pulled forward by a week. The Brazilian states she wasn’t bothered by this and is very well geared up.
“No, it didn’t impact me. We ended up presently education, we already realized about the battle. Learning the tapes and almost everything. It genuinely didn’t have an affect on me.” she explained.
UFC Fight Island 8 usually takes location this Wednesday January 20, 2021, from the Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The primary card, that includes Modafferi vs. Araujo, will be aired reside on ESPN & ESPN+ from Noon EST.