The UFC has announced three exciting women’s bouts for an upcoming Fight Night card in the promotion’s first trip Uruguay, Argentina, on August 10.
Among the announced fights are two flyweight bouts and one strawweight bout.
In a pivotal women’s bout at 115-pounds, “The Tiny Tornado” Tecia Torres (10-4) returns to action to face unbeaten Brazilian striker Marina Rodriguez (11-0-1). Torres will look to snap a three-fight skid that saw losses to current champion Jessica Andrade, former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and title challenger Zhang Weili.
Rodriguez earned her spot in the strawweight division after battering her opponent for a first round TKO on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series: Brazil. In her UFC debut, she fought Randa Markos to a draw. She followed that performance up with a unanimous decision win over Jessica Aguilar.
Venezula’s Veronica Macedo (5-3-1) will also be looking to snap a three-fight skid when she takes on Hawaii’s Racheal Ostovich (4-5). Macedo began her UFC tenure in the bantamweight division before dropping back down to flyweight when the weight class emerged.
Ostovich, an Invicta FC veteran, made her way into the UFC through season 26 of The Ultimate Fighter. She won her UFC debut with a submission win versus TUF 26 castmate Karine Gevorgyan. Triumphing over personal tragedy to continue her career, Racheal suffered submission defeats of her own in her next two outings.
“Rebel Girl” Ashlee Evans-Smith (6-4) will also return to the Octagon in Uruguay after losing a decision to Andrea “KGB” Lee. Prior to that, she made a successful 125-pound debut with a win over Bec Rawlings.
Evans-Smith opponent is Brazil’s Talia Santos (15-1). Santos made her way to the UFC through Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series: Brazil in 2018. In February of 2019, she made her official UFC debut– dropping a close split-decision to Italy’s Mara Romero-Borella.
UFC Uruguay is shaping up to be a solid card for WMMA! Which announced bout are you most looking forward to?