A women’s flyweight clash pitting Tracy Cortez against Justine Kish is expected for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s April 17 event.
Cortez confirmed the booking folllowing an initial report from MMAjunkie.com. The UFC Fight Night card will be headlined by a middleweight scrap between Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa.
Cortez has won eight consecutive contests since losing her pro debut to Cheri Muraski at Invicta FC 25 in August 2017. The 27-year-old Fight Ready representative earned a UFC deal with a decision win over Mariya Agapova on Season 3 of Dana White’s Contender Series and has gone on to post decision triumphs against Vanessa Melo and Stephanie Egger in her first two Octagon appearances.
Kish has lost three of her last four in UFC competition. Most recently, the 32-year-old Black House product was submitted by Sabina Mazo in the third round of their UFC Fight Night 177 encounter this past September.
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