UFC Fight Night 137 takes place this Saturday September 22 from the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
This event features an exciting strawweight contest on the main card when Randa Markos returns to take on highly-touted promotional newcomer, Marina Rodriguez.
Markos (8-6) looks to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Nina Ansaroff at the UFC on FOX 30 event last July. She owns notable promotional victories over the likes of Carla Esparza, Aisling Daly and Juliana Lima. During her run on The Ultimate Fighter back in 2014, she defeated Felice Herrig and Tecia Torres.
Rodriguez (10-0) will be making her promotional debut on the Fox Sports 1 main card against TUF alumni, Randa Markos. Fighting out of Bage, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil, the 31-year-old trains at the Thai Brasil Gym and has been making a name for herself on the Brazilian MMA scene. In nine fights she has remained undefeated, dominating the competition and picking up five knockout victories as well as one submission. This past August she defeated Marina Oliveira on DWTNCS Brazil to earn herself the UFC contract.
Ahead of Saturday’s event, both women have successfully made weight and engaged in a final face off at the official UFC Sau Paulo ceremonial weigh-ins. Take a look at the staredown in the video below, courtesy of ReactQ: