This Wednesday’s edition of ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters’ (TUF 28) features the third quarter final bout in the women’s featherweight division when Leah Letson takes on Bea Malecki.
In the first quarter-final match-up, Pannie Kianzad earned the unanimous decision win over Katharina Lehner. Meanwhile, in the second, Julija Stoliorenko submitted Marciea Allen in the first. Both Kianzad and Stoliorenko have cemented their place in the semi-finals of a tournament to determine the UFC’s next top contender at 145-pounds.
Malecki (0-0), also known as ‘Bad News Barbie’, is yet to have competed in professional MMA competition but has been a dominant force on the amateur scene, remaining undefeated at 3-0 and finishing all her victories by way of first-round knockouts and a submission. The 27-year-old, from Sweden, has a background in muay-thai.
Ahead of Wednesday’s episode of TUF 28, the UFC has released a promotional video introducing Malecki. Take a look below:
"Bad news barbie is going to be the winner of The Ultimate Fighter." Meet Featherweight Bea Maleckli. pic.twitter.com/WF44RzWjl3
— The Ultimate Fighter (@UltimateFighter) October 2, 2018
Fight fans, do you think Malecki has what it takes to be the UFC’s next featherweight star? Let us know in the comments section below.