Category: Strawweight Division

Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Jodie Esquibel official for #UFCGdansk

First reported by The MMA Kings (@mma_kings) on Twitter and later confirmed by the UFC, former strawweight title challenger and number two ranked contender Karolina Kowalkiewicz will face promotional newcomer Jodie Esquibel at UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk, Poland, on October 21.

Kowalkiewicz (10-2) is coming off a first round submission loss to Claudia Gadelha back at UFC 212. The Polish hometown hero will look to work her way back into title contention, starting with a win over Invicta vet Esquibel.

Esquibel (6-2) has competed for Invicta FC six times. In her last fight she defeats TUF 26’s DeAnna Bennet by split-decision.

Are you excited for this match-up?

 

Paige VanZant explains move to flyweight, details ‘passing out’ making 115

Today, on the MMA Hour with Ariel Hewlani, “12 Gauge” Paige VanZant explained her decision to move to the flyweight division, detailing just how tough it has been for her to make 115.

When Paige VanZant vs Jessica Eye was announced for UFC 216 in October, many were surprised. Eye had explained her desire to return to the flyweight division but not many expected VanZant to move up in weight. Continue reading “Paige VanZant explains move to flyweight, details ‘passing out’ making 115”

PHOTOS: UFC and Reebok unveil redesigned “Legacy Series” fight kits

Earlier today, UFC and Reebok unveiled a “holistic update” to Fight Kits that includes new designs for walkout jerseys, hoodies, hats, and in-octagon uniforms.

The new gear, titled the “Legacy Series”, will make its debut this Saturday at UFC 215 as bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes defends her belt against number one contender Valentina Shevchenko. Continue reading “PHOTOS: UFC and Reebok unveil redesigned “Legacy Series” fight kits”