An exciting strawweight contest between Michelle Waterson and Carla Esparza has been made official for the UFC Portland event on April 11.
Waterson (17-7-0) looks to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk at this past October’s UFC Tampa event. Prior to the defeat, ‘The Karate Hottie’ was on a three-fight win streak with victories over Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Felice Herrig and Cortney Casey.
Esparza (15-6-0) looks to build on a two-fight win streak, victories over Alexa Grasso and Virna Jandiroba. The 32-year-old is a former strawweight champion who owns notable promotional victories over the likes of Rose Namajunas, Cynthia Calvillo and Maryna Moroz.
UFC on ESPN+ 30 takes place on April 11, 2020, from Portland, Oregon, United States.