Following a blockbuster UFC 243: Whittaker vs. Adesanya held this past Sunday here in Melbourne, Australia, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the US with Fight Night 161. MMA event on ESPN+ takes place at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on October 13 (AEST).
Top of the fight-bill features former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (15-3) up against former Former Invicta FC Atomweight champion Michelle Waterson (17-6). The women’s MMA bout is scheduled for five rounds.
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The co-main event is a featherweight battle between Cub Swanson and Kron Gracie. The contest is scheduled for three rounds.
Also on the main card another women’s srawweight encounter between Mackenzie Dern and Amanda Ribas. In addition, Matt Frevola faces Luis Pena at lightweight, and Eryk Anders takes on Gerald Meerschaert at middleweight.
The five-fight main card follows the preliminary card comprising eight matchups. The complete UFC Tampa fight card can be found below.
UFC Fight Night 161: Jedrzejczyk vs. Waterson
Women’s Strawweight Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson
Featherweight Cub Swanson vs. Kron Gracie
Women’s Strawweight Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Ribas
Lightweight Matt Frevola vs. Luis Pena
Middleweight Eryk Anders vs. Gerald Meerschaert
Welterweight Niko Price vs. James Vick
Light Heavyweight Ryan Spann vs. Devin Clark
Welterweight Max Griffin vs. Alex Morono
Flyweight Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Tim Elliott
Bantamweight Marlon Vera vs. Andre Ewell
Welterweight Miguel Baeza vs. Hector Aldana
Middleweight Marvin Vettori vs. Andrew Sanchez
Women’s Flyweight JJ Aldrich vs. Lauren Mueller