Per Joe Devlin (@_MMAFNL) a pivotal strawweight matchup between former champ Carla Esparza (14-5) and undefeated rising contender Tatiana Suarez (7-0) has been added to UFC 228 on September 8th in Dallas, Texas.Esparza will look to bounce back with a statement victory after suffering a controversial split-decision loss to Claudia Gadelha at UFC 225. The former champion has been a staple in the strawweight division’s elite since the beginning.
TUF 23 winner Suarez has been hailed by many as “The Female Khabib”— a moniker used to highlight her grappling dominance she’s shown thus far in the octagon— most recently, submitting fellow prospect Alexa Grasso in the first round.
The bout has not opbeen officially announced by the UFC.
Who will you be rooting for, fight fans?