UFC on ESPN+ 27 takes place this Saturday February 29, 2020, from the Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.
Featherweights take centre stage at Saturday’s event with the main card featuring two exciting bouts in the UFC’s highest weight-class for women.
There is currently no clear contender for reigning featherweight champ, Amanda Nunes. Saturday’s event could be pivotal in determining who will next to challenge for the title.
Here’s a rundown on the two fights and full details on how to watch them.
Felicia Spencer vs. Zarah Fairn
The event will be co-headlined by a 145-pound contest between former Invicta FC featherweight champ, Felicia Spencer, and France’s Zarah Fairn.
Spencer (7-1-0) looks to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Cris Cyborg at last July’s UFC 240 event. Despite losing, the 29-year-old won a lot of fans thanks to her toughness which was displayed in the fight. Also known as the ‘Feenom’, Spencer owns a notable first-round submission win over Megan Anderson. As part of Invicta FC, Spencer picked up wins over the likes of Pam Sorenson and Helena Kolesnyk.
Fairn (6-3-0) makes her second promotional appearance after losing to Megan Anderson via first-round submission last October. Prior to the loss, the 33-year-old was on a three-fight win streak which included two first-round knockouts. Also known as ‘Infinite’, Fairn made history by becoming the first Frenchwoman to sign with the UFC.
Megan Anderson vs. Norma Dumont
Also on the main card, Megan Anderson will attempt to spoil the promotional debut of Brazilian newcomer, Norma Dumont.
Anderson (9-4-0) will look to build on an impressive first-round submission win over Zarah Fairn at this past October’s UFC 243 event. The 30-year-old, a former Invicta FC featherweight champ, owns a notable 2018 win over Cat Zingano.
Dumont (4-0-0) will be making her promotional debut following an undefeated run on the Brazilian independent circuit. The 29-year-old owns two first-round submission wins.
How To Watch
The main card will be aired live on ESPN+ from 8pm EST this Saturday.
Fight fans, what are your predictions for Saturday’s fights? Let us know in the comments section below.