Two top-15 bantamweights will lock horns at UFC Raleigh on Jan. 25 as Sara McMann will battle Lina Lansberg.
McMann, who is currently ranked ninth in the division is on a two-fight losing streak and has not fought since February of 2018. There, she was submitted by Marion Reneau, and before that lost by submission to Ketlen Vieira. She has been sidelined due to maternity leave and then was expected to face Nicco Montano in July but pulled out due to an injury.
Lansberg, on the other hand, is on a two-fight winning streak after beating Macy Chiasson by decision last time out. Before that, she edged out a decision win over Tonya Evinger to get back into the win column after a loss to Yana Kunitskaya. In the Ultimate Fighting Championship she is 4-3 where in her debut she was knocked out by Cristiane Justino.
UFC Raleigh goes down on Jan. 25 and is headlined by a heavyweight bout between Junior dos Santos and Curtis Blaydes.