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UFC FIGHT NIGHT : JOANNA vs. WATERSON

TALKING POINTS -UFC Press Release

• UFC FIGHT NIGHT : JOANNA vs. WATERSON takes place Saturday , October 12 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida

• The event marks the UFC’s third trip to Tampa and 13 th overall in Florida • UFC Fight Night is headlined by a pivotal strawweight contenders’ bout, as former champion and No. 5 ranked Joanna Jedrzejczyk faces No. 7 Michelle Waterson

• In an exciting featherweight co – main event, Cub Swanson takes on undefeated Kron Gracie

• Tickets are available via Ticketmaster com STRAWWEIGHT CONTENDERS COLLIDE : FORMER CHAMPION AND NO. 5 RANKED STRAWWEIGHT CONTENDER JOANNA JEDRZEJCZYK TAKES ON NO. 7 MICHELLE WATERSON IN A BOU T WITH TITLE IMPLICATIONS

• Joanna Jedrzejczyk (15 – 3, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida, USA by way of Olsztyn, Poland) or Former UFC strawweight champion and No. 5 ranked contenders Record holder for most UFC strawweight title defenses at five o Four wins by knockout, one by submission o Four – time IFMA Muay Thai European champion o Holds wins over Jessica Andrade , Carla Esparza and Claudia Gadelha (twice)

• Michelle Waterson (17 – 6, fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ) o No. 7 ranked strawweight contender o Three wins by knockout , nine by submission o On a three – fight win streak o Eight first – round finishes o Holds wins over Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Felice Herrig and Paige VanZant

VETERAN VS. PROSPECT : PERENNIAL FAN FAVORITE CUB SWANSON LOOKS TO BECOME THE FIRST FIGHTER TO DEFEAT GRAPPLING ACE KRON GRACIE

• Cub Swanson (25 – 11, fighting out of Palm Springs, California, USA ) o 15 – year MMA veteran, fought the who’s who of MMA o 11 wins by knockout, four by submission o Seven first – round finishes o Holds wins over Jeremy Stephens, Dustin Poirier and Charles Oliveira

• Kron Gracie (5 – 0, fighting out of Culver City, California, USA ) o Undefeated prospect o Brazilian Jiu – Jitsu black belt o All wins by submission o Holds wins over Alex Caceres and Tatsuya Kawajiri

OTHER FIGHTS ON THE CARD INCLUDE​

• Undefeated Mackenzie Dern (7 – 0, fighting out of Peoria, Ariz ona, USA ) aims to lock in another submission in her return to action against Amanda Ribas (7 – 1, fighting out of Varginha, Minas Gerais, Brazil)

• In a clash of rising lightweight prospects, Matt Frevola (7 – 1 – 1 , fighting out of Long Island, New York, USA ) faces Luis Pena ( 7 – 1, fighting out of Gilroy, California, USA )

• Middleweight finishers meet as Eryk Anders (12 – 4, fighting out of Birmingham, Alabama, USA ) battles Gerald Meerschaert (29 – 11, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc onsin, USA )

• Dangerous finisher Niko Price ( 13 – 3 1NC, fighting out of Cape Coral, Florida, USA ) welcomes James Vick ( 13 – 4, fighting out of Fort Worth, Texas, USA ) to the welterweight division

• Dana White’s Contender Series alum Ryan Spann (16 – 5, fighting out of Beaumont, Texas , USA ) aims to remain undefeated in UFC when he takes on Devin Clark (10 – 3. Fighting out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA )

• Max Griffin (15 – 6, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif ornia, USA ) and Alex Morono (16 – 5, fighting out of Houston, Texas , USA ) both look to extend their win streaks and move up the welterweight ranks

• In a clash of top ranked flyweights, No. 3 ranked contender Deiveson Figueiredo (16 – 1, fighting out of Condor Belem, Para, Brazil) takes o n former title challenger and No. 6 ranked Tim Elliott (16 – 8 – 1, fighting out of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, USA )

• Undefeated Dana White’s Contender Series contract earner Miguel Baeza ( 6 – 0, fighting out of Davie, Florida, USA ) defends his home turf against Hector Aldana ( 4 – 2, fighting out of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico )

• Marvin Vettori ( 13 – 4 – 1, fighting out of Mezzocorona, Italy ) meets Andrew Sanchez ( Montreal, Quebec, Canada by way of Belleville, Illinois, USA ) in an exciting middleweight bout

• Promising women’s flyweight competitors look to bounce back into the win column as JJ Aldrich (7 – 3, fighting out of Westminster, Colorado, USA ) meets Dana White’s Contender Series veteran Lauren Mueller (5 – 2, fighting out of San Diego, California, USA )

• Marlon Vera ( 14 – 5 – 1, fighting out of Chone, Manabi, Ecuador ) goes for his fifth straight victory against Andre Ewell ( 15 – 5, fighting out of Riverside, California, USA

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