After a long absence from the UFC, Japan’s Rin Nakai will make her return in Australia.
Nakai will take on Leslie Smith at UFC March 2oth in Brisbane, Australia, which will air on Fox Sports 1.
Nakai (16-1) is coming off her first ever loss when she lost to title contender Miesha Tate in September 2014. Speculation has been rampant on why Nakai was away, including a knee injury. Ten of her wins came by finishes.
Smith (7-6-1) is coming off a doctor’s stoppage loss to Jessica Eye. She had defeated Jessamyn Duke in her fight before that. The fan favorite has had several fights of the night as a part of Invicta, including her Fight of the Year with Kaitlin Young.
The match joins Seo Hee Ham versus Bec Rawlings on the card.
We are expecting more UFC fight announcements in the coming days.