Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Jessica Andrade In The Works For UFC Orlando
The UFC has a new strawweight queen in Rose Namajunas and there’s no shortage of challengers vying for her title.
Sources close to MMANYtt.com have revealed that a strawweight bout between Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Jessica Andrade is being targeted for UFC Orlando on Feb. 24. The news was confirmed this afternoon by Combate.
Kowalkiewicz (11-2) is coming off the back a win against Jodie Esquibel in October when she defeated the UFC debutant via a unanimous decision. Prior to that, the Pole had suffered back-to-back losses to Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 205, and then Claudia Gadelha at UFC 212 last June. With the wind now back in her sails, the #4 ranked Kowalkiewicz will look to take on another woman who fell short of the title against Jedrzejczyk earlier this year.
Andrade (17-6) is currently #2 in the division and is coming off the back of a win against Gadelha in September. Prior to that, Andrade was defeated by Jedrzejczyk at UFC 211 in Dallas after going on a winning streak of three against Angela Hill, Joanne Calderwood and Jessica Penne.
A win for either woman would put them right back into the title mix at 115-pounds with the champion Namajunas still awaiting to see whether or not former champion Jedrzejczyk will be granted an immediate title shot.Ohmbet.com has the best UFC odds and live props for MMA - use promo code "MMAnyttcom" to double up your deposit - click here