England will have a representative in the first women’s UFC fight in the UK, with Rosi Sexton taking on the Brazilian Jessica Andrade at Fight Night 30. The two fighters are currently 0-1 in the promotion, making this a very important match up for both of them.
Sexton confirmed the match up on Twitter, stating:
“It’s official! First women’s UFC fight in UK – me vs @JessicaMMApro; & first time in my career fighting in my home town!”
The event will be headlined by a bout featuring Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz, and will take place on October 26 at the Manchester Arena in England.
The current UFC Fight Night 30 card is as follows:
- Michael Bisping vs. Mark Munoz
- Melvin Guillard vs. Ross Pearson
- Phil Harris vs. John Lineker
- Ryan Jimmo vs. Jimi Manuwa
- Jimy Hettes vs. Mike Wilkinson
- Luke Barnatt vs. Andrew Craig
- Anthony Njokuani vs. Paul Taylor
- Alessio Sakara vs. Tom Watson
- Michael Kuiper vs. Brad Scott
- Jessica Andrade vs. Rosi Sexton
In addition, Brazil’s UFC Fight Night 29 has added two more matches to the lineup. Combate has reported that Ildemar Alcantara will face UFC newcomer Igor Araujo. Meanwhile, Alan Patrick and Garett Whiteley will likewise make their first appearances in the promotion.
Alcantara is currently 2-0 in the UFC, although he’ll be dropping a weight class for this fight in order to make his return to welterweight. Araujo was a participant on TUF 16, losing in the quarterfinals to the eventual winner Colton Smith.
Fight Night 29 will take place on October 9 at the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. It will be headlined by Demian Maia and Jake Shields.
The UFC Fight Night 29 card is as follows:
- Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields
- Dong Hyun Kim vs. Erick Silva
- Rony Jason vs. Jeremy Stephens
- Matt Hamill vs. Thiago Silva
- Joey Beltran vs. Fabio Maldonado
- Raphael Assuncao vs. T.J. Dillashaw
- Rodrigo Damm vs. Hacran Dias
- Chris Cariaso vs. Iliarde Santos
- Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Pierce
- Igor Araujo vs. Ildemar Alcantara
- Alan Patrick vs. Garett Whiteley