First reported by Ariel Helwani for ESPN, fan favorite flyweight fighters Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood is set to make her octagon return versus Brazil’s Kalindra Faria at UFC Fight Night on Aug. 25 in Lincoln, Nebraska.Calderwood (11-3) will look to snap a two-fight skid— the first of her career. Coming off of close decision loss to Cynthia Calvillo, the Scottish fighter has not fought since July of 2017. Having contested her last two bouts in the strawweight division, Calderwood will fight in the flyweight division for the first time since 2016.
Faria (18-7-1) also finds herself on a two-fight skid— most recently having dropped a split-decision to Jessica Eye in January. Of Faria’s 18 career victories, seven come by way of KO/TKO and five come by way of submission.
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