After a failed uncover for the girls’s flyweight title, Jessica Andrade will rating lend a hand to work this fall.
Andrade (21-9 MMA, 12-7 UFC) is made up our minds to exercise on Cynthia Calvillo (9-2-1 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC) at UFC 266 in September. MMA Junkie confirmed the booking with a person with recordsdata of the matchup following an preliminary screech from ESPN Deportes.
UFC 266 takes situation Sept. 25. The principle card airs on pay-per-discover following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+. A venue and set bear no longer yet been announced.
Andrade fought champion Valentina Shevchenko for the 125-pound title in April after a major-round TKO settle on over Katlyn Chookagian in October 2020 when she moved to the division. It became sufficient to rating a title shot, nonetheless Shevchenko continued her dominance with a 2nd-round TKO settle on.
Sooner than her return to flyweight, Andrade received the strawweight title with a slam knockout of Rose Namajunas in Would possibly perchance unbiased 2019. Nevertheless she misplaced the belt in her first attempted protection when Zhang Weili stopped her with a 42-2nd TKO. She then misplaced a rematch to Namajunas 11 months later sooner than her pass as a lot as 125 kilos.
Calvillo will probably be taking a discover to recuperate from a loss, herself. This previous November, she misplaced one procedure to Chookagian at UFC 255. Sooner than that, she became unbeaten in her outdated four fights with a major-round submission of Poliana Botelho, choices over Cortney Casey and Jessica Take a look at, and a majority design with Marina Rodriguez.
With the addition, the UFC 266 lineup now entails:
- Champ Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira – for gentle heavyweight title
- Uros Medic vs. Jalin Turner
- Jessica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo