A strawweight showdown between Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Silvana Gomez Juarez takes place on the early preliminary card of this Saturday’s UFC 281 event.
Kowalkiewicz (13-7-0) returned to the win column in her last showing after suffering a devastating five-fight losing skid. The one-time UFC strawweight title challenger looked back on form with her second-round submission victory over Felice Herrig. The 37-year-old is hoping to re-live her glory days in which she picked up wins over the likes of Rose Namajunas and Randa Markos en route to a shot at the UFC strawweight championship.
Gomez Juarez (11-4-0) marks a dangerous challenger for Kowalkiewicz. A fierce striker who has proven to have incredible knockout power for a 115-pound competitor, as evidenced by her first-round KO of Na Liang this past June. The also 37-year-old is 1-2 since signing with the UFC following previous submission defeats to Vanessa Demopoulos and Lupita Godinez.
UFC 281 takes place this Saturday, November 12, 2022, from Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. The early preliminary card, featuring Kowalkiewicz VS Gomez Juarez, will be aired live on ESPN+ & UFC Fight Pass from 6 pm ET.