A highly intriguing matchup in the UFC’s strawweight division is headed to UFC 203 in Cleveland this September, as the organization announced on Wednesday that Joanne Calderwood will take on Jessica Andrade.
— Joanne Calderwood (@DRkneevil) July 20, 2016
Calderwood drops back to 115 lbs. after a successful move up to 125 lbs. for the UFC’s first and only women’s flyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 89. She took out Valerie Letourneau by TKO in that fight for her second straight win, and third in four fights inside the Octagon.
Andrade made the drop to strawweight for the first time at UFC 199 in June. Dropping all the way from bantamweight, the 24-year-old Brazilian torched Jessica Penne, beating her up for eight minutes before the fight was finally stopped.
UFC 203 hits Cleveland on Sept. 10, headlined by the Heavyweight Championship bout between Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem.
[Photo (c) Marc DeRosiers via USA Today Sports]
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