Eva Wahlstrom To Face Ronica Jeffrey In Main Event Of August 2 RJJBP On UFC Fight Pass Show

Eva Wahlstrom's upcoming WBC super featherweight title defense is still planned for August 2, but will be against a different opponent.

Originally, Wahlstrom was supposed to face Yareli Larios, but Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions announced that Wahlstrom will take on Ronica Jeffrey Instead. The fight will headline a boxing card that will be streamed on UFC Fight Pass at the Thomas & Mack Center.

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Wahlstrom won the WBC title all the way back in 2015 when she won a 10-round decision against Natalia Vanesa del Valle. Since then, she has gone on to defend the belt four more times with wins over the likes of Dahiana Santana and Anahi Esther Sanchez. Since Wahlstrom has not defended the belt since a majority decision win against Melissa St. Vil in April 2018, the WBC decided to create an interim title, which was won by Elhem Mekhaled on March 16.

But Wahlstrom didn't stay idle after that win against St. Vil, however. Wahlstrom moved up in weight this past December when she challenged then-unified WBA and IBF lightweight champion Katie Taylor at Madison Square Garden. Taylor would go on to defeat Wahlstrom by unanimous decision in their title clash, handing Wahlstrom her first pro loss. 

Jeffrey sports a 17-1 record in the pro ranks and currently riding a four-fight win streak. Jeffrey has won a number of titles, including the International Women's Boxing Federation super featherweight title and WBC Silver Female featherweight title, and is coming off a win over Edina Kiss last December.

Also announced for the card is former WBA Fedelatin welterweight titleholder Ravshan Hudaynazarov taking on John Vera in a six-round bout as well as Edward Vasquez facing Yeuri Andujar. The UFC Fight Pass stream will begin with unbeaten bantamweight Rosalinda Rodriguez fighting Jamie Mitchell.

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