The Ultimate Fighting Championship's final card of the year has apparently gotten even stronger.
Rising Brazilian strawweight contender Jessica Andrade will make her third Octagon appearance at 115 pounds, taking on Ukraine’s Maryna Moroz at UFC 207 on Dec. 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Though they Ultimate Fighting Championship has yet to formally announce the contest, the pairing was revealed Monday in the promotion’s official “UFC 206: Inside the Octagon” video posted to its Youtube page.
Andrade, 25, put together a 4-3 record as a bantamweight in the UFC before deciding to drop to strawweight following her September 2015 loss to Raquel Pennington. Since making the drop, “Bata Estaca” has looked sensational, destroying former UFC title challenger Jessica Penne at UFC 199 in June before tapping Joanne Calderwood via first-round guillotine choke at UFC 203 in September.
Moroz, also 25 years old, last saw action at UFC Fight Night “Rodriguez vs. Caceres” in August, winning a tepid split decision over Danielle Taylor. The win, her second since dropping an August 2015 decision to Valerie Letourneau, pushed her Octagon record to 3-1.
UFC 207, which takes place on a Friday, is headlined by UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes defending her title against the returning Ronda Rousey and also features Dominick Cruz defending his 135-pound title against undefeated Cody Garbrandt.