In a match that could determine the number 1 contender for the UFC strawweight title, Joanne Calderwood and Jessica Andrade will battle at UFC 203 in Cleveland, Ohio September 10th. The UFC announced the bout Wednesday.
Calderwood (11-1) is coming off a huge win over former title challenger Valérie Létourneau and is 3-1 in the UFC. A win could set up a long waited match with champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk.
In her way is Andrade (14-5) made an impressive strawweight debut defeating former InvictaFC atomweight champion Jessica Penne at UFC 199, getting a second round TKO. Having a a 3-3 record at bantamweight, she is on her way to success at 115.
The match should be a strikers’ delight and could steal the show.
The match joins a bantamweight bout between Jessica Eye and Bethe Correia. No word on if the matches will be on the prelims or main card.