REPORT: Two major fights in the works for UFC 242

Robert Vallejos, MMATorch Managing Editor

Anthony Pettis (photo by Joshua Dahjl © USA Today Sports)

UFC 242 will reportedly be boosted by a women’s flyweight fight between Joanne Calderwood and Andrea Lee, and a lightweight bout between Paul Felder and Edson Barboza.

Not only will UFC 242 have a very important main event, but it will also be boosted by a pair of solid undercard fights.

According to two separate reports by MMAJunkie: Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee, and Paul Felder vs. Edson Barboza will take place at UFC 242.

Calderwood is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 238 in June. While Lee is riding a seven-fight winning streak, with her most recent win coming via decision over Montana De La Rosa at UFC Greenville in June.

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On the men’s side of things, Felder most recently defeated James Vick at UFC Phoenix via decision in February. Meanwhile, Barboza lost via KO to Justin Gaethje at UFC Philadelphia in March.

Previously, Barboza and Felder fought at UFC on Fox 16 in July 2015. Barboza earned a unanimous decision victory in their first bout.

UFC 242 will be headlined by a lightweight title unification fight between champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim championDustin Poirier.

The event will take place at the du Arena, in Abu Dhabi, on Sept. 7.

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