A potentially huge women’s strawweight division fight may be heading to UFC On Fox 28 as #2 Jessica Andrade is in action against #4 Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Combate first reported the fight.
Andrade (17-6-0) has won four of five since moving to the strawweight division, last defeating Claudia Gadelha by decision at UFC Fight Night Japan. Andrade has previously challenged for the UFC Women’s Strawweight Title, losing to then champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 211. Andrade also competed as a bantamweight in the UFC, earning a record of 4-3-0 during her time in that division.
Kowalkiewicz (11-2-0) has won just one of her last three under the UFC banner and that lone win came over Jodie Esquibel at UFC Fight Night Gdansk. Kowalkiewicz has also previously challenged for the UFC Women’s Strawweight Title, losing to then champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 205. Kowalkiewicz has seen all but one of her bouts in the UFC go the distance and the one that didn’t was a loss to Claudia Gadelha at UFC 212.
UFC On Fox 28 takes place on Saturday, February 24 from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox.