Yana Kunitskaya debuts against Sara McMann at UFC on FOX 28

Current Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion Yana “Foxy” Kunitskaya (10-3-1NC MMA, 0-0 UFC) is slated to make her UFC debut against Former Title Challenger Sara McMann (11-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) at UFC on FOX 28.


Yana “Foxy” Kunitskaya (10-3-1NC MMA, 0-0 UFC) is a bantamweight fighter and is currently the Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion. She has had three fights in Invicta FC and he gone 1-1 with 1 NC. She won in her most recent bout for the Vacant Invicta Bantamweight championship which was held at Invicta 25. She beat 6-time Invicta FC veteran Raquel “Rocky” Pa’aluhi (6-6 MMA) via unanimous decision. Kunitskaya’s other two fights both came against former Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion and former UFC Title Challenger Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger (19-7-1NC MMA, 0-1 UFC). The first meeting went down at Invicta 20, where originally Kunitskaya shocked all the odds by upsetting Evinger by armbar just a minute and fifty-nine seconds into the first round. However the bout was overturned because Evinger put her heel on Kunitskaya’s face. Mike England started warning Tonya about it mid submission, even though the move was legal because she wasn’t landing strikes with the heel, and when incorrectly warned the armbar got too deep resulting her to have no choice other than tapping. An immediate rematch was booked, and Tonya won via second round rear-naked-choke at Invicta 22.

Sara McMann (11-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) is a former UFC bantamweight title challenger looking to rebound after an upset defeat to unbeaten Brazilian Ketlen “Femômeno” Viera (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) where she lost via second round arm-triangle back at UFC 215. The loss snapped a 3-fight winning streak for McMann, who had beaten Jessica “Evil” Eye (11-6-1NC MMA, 1-5-1NC UFC), Alexis “Ally-Gator” Davis (19-7 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Gina “Danger” Mazany (4-1  MMA, 1-1 UFC). McMann recently joined Team Alpha Male and will be looking for her first win with them this time out.

This bout will be Contested at Bantamweight (135 lbs).

UFC on FOX 28, live from Orlando, Florida, United States happens on the 24th February. No main event has been announced.

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