After speculation of different matchups in the women’s strawweight division, the UFC has confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel that Jessica Andrade will fight Tecia Torres at UFC on Fox 28.
Background on Andrade and Torres
Andrade is ranked #3 in the women’s strawweight division by the MMA Takeover. She will be making her 13th appearance inside the UFC Octagon. Torres challenged Joanna Jedrzejczyk, who was the women’s strawweight champion at the time, at UFC 211. She lost a unanimous decision. Andrade was able to rebound from the fight when she beat Claudia Gadelha at UFC Fight Night 117 in September.
Torres is the #6 ranked women’s strawweight by the MMA Takeover. She will be stepping in the UFC cage for the 8th time. Torres is currently on a three-fight winning streak with wins over Bec Rawlings, Juliana Lima, and Michelle Waterson.
It was previously reported that Andrade would fight Karolina Kowalkiewicz at this event, but officials from the UFC stated that it wasn’t true. Torres was also rumored to be facing current champion, Rose Namajunas for the women’s strawweight title at UFC 221.
UFC on Fox 28 is scheduled for February 24th at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.