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Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau Title Match Added to UFC 193

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Letourneau
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Jedrzejczyk

Australia will be getting a second major women’s title match for the UFC’s stadium show in Melbourne, Australia.

Dana White confirmed Friday that Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her strawweight title against Valerie Letourneau at UFC 193 on November 15th. The fight will serve as the co-main event to the bantamweight title fight between champion Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm.

Jedrzejczyk (10-0) would the title earlier this year and defeated Jessica Penne by TKO in her first title defense. The champ was sidelined due to a hand injury the past few months. It was expected the champ would face Claudia Gadleha in a rematch of their 2014 outing, but Gadleha is still sidelined with a hand injury of her own.

Letourneau (8-3) is undefeated in the UFC and is 2-0 at strawweight. She defeated Maryna Moroz last month, giving the Ukrainian her first ever loss.

The match will air on pay-per-view November 15th.

Jessica Rakoczy to Return; Faces Letourneau in April

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Rakoczy
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Letourneau

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.