After a year and a half absence, Jessica Rakoczy will be returning to the octagon April 25 at UFC 186 in Montreal, Canada. The match was announced Saturday night. The TUF 18 finalist will take on fellow Canadian Valerie Letourneau in what will be both fighter’s strawweight debuts.
Rakoczy (1-4) surprised a lot of people with her run at the Ultimate Fighter 18, having finished two of three opponents in the house. She would take Raquel Pennington to a decision in the semi-finals. After her loss to Juliana Pena in the finals, she took some time off to heal injuries.
Letourneau (6-3) won her UFC debut with a split decision win over Elizabeth Phillips last June. She has won 5 of her last six bouts.
The match will be on the preliminary card, and is expected to air on Fox Sports 1.