The fight that was supposed to happen at InvictaFC 4 will now take place in the UFC.
The promotion announced Scotland’s own Joanne Calderwood will face Bec Rawlings at the UFC’s debut in Calderwood’s home country July 18th in Glasgow.
Calderwood (9-1) suffered her first official loss by armbar to undefeated Maryna Moroz. Calderwood would win her official UFC debut by defeating former JEWELS champion Seo Hee Ham,. This will be the first time since 2013 she has fought in her home country.
Rawlings (6-4) is coming off a win in her home country, getting the submission over Lisa Ellis. She snapped a two fight losing streak with the win.
The match will air on Fox Sports 1 and will most likely be the co-main event of the card.
We also caught a glimpse of Bec Rawlings and Alex Chambers, who are in town to do paperwork ,promotional shoots, and medicals The rest of the official cast should be in (if they already aren’t) tonight.
What we are hearing is there will be 8 spots plus two alternates to be selected, most likely tonight so they too can do paperwork, a promotional shoot, and medicals. After the 10 are selected, they will go through a background check and then if all is clear, the 8 will enter the house with the rest of the cast come late June.
There was no word on when the UFC would be making the rest of the cast official. They told fighters and the press not to disclose anything during this week (in other words, no social media saying “I made it”.). So fans, don’t ask because they (and us) can’t tell you.
We got interviews with most of the hopefuls, which will be streaming shortly in the next few days. Additionally, we have interviews with Miesha Tate, Amanda Nunes, and Kyra Batara.