UFC 288 adds Jessica Andrade vs. Yan Xiaonan at Strawweight

Jessica Andrade UFC Vegas 69 weigh-ins Credit: Eddie Law/Cageside Press Brazilian Jessica Andrade will return to the strawweight division at UFC 288. After taking her last two flyweight fights while still targeting 115lb gold, Andrade (24-10) was booked against Yan Xiaonan (16-3, 1NC) in a key strawweight bout in May. The booking news was first … Read more

Tatiana Suarez has her sights set on a strawweight despite returning to 125lbs

It was a long way back The Ultimate Fighter 23 winner Tatiana Suarez, who has not competed since 2019. It’s safe to say she’s excited to be back at UFC Vegas 70 this weekend, though she’s trying not to say that much — mainly because she’s been saying it time and time again lately. “I’m … Read more

Jessica Andrade Wants to Defeat Blanchfield, Return to Strawweight for Title Fight

Las Vegas, Nevada — Former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Jessica Andrade was vacationing with her mother when she learned that Tayla Santos was out of the UFC Vegas 69 main event. She threw her name in the hat and this Saturday Andrade (24-9) faces Erin Blanchfield in the headliner of the Fight Night card. The … Read more

Tabatha Ritchie expects strawweight title ‘will still be floating around a little bit’

UFC bantamweight Tabatha Ricci will return to action at UFC 285 in March, where she will face former title contender Jessica Penne. Ricci (7-1) has been making waves lately, even picking up a sponsorship from 805 Beer. Approaching her second anniversary as a UFC fighter, that level of support is significant — and a sign … Read more

Valesca Machado vs. Danni McCormack Strawweight title fight has been announced for Invicta FC 52

Valeska Machado, Invicta FC 50 Credit: Dave Mandel/Invicta FC A strawweight title fight has been revealed for Invicta FC 52 in March. On Monday, promotion officials announced that strawweight champion Valeska Machado will put her title on the line against Ireland’s Danny McCormack at the event scheduled for March 15, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. No … Read more

Cynthia Calvillo makes her strawweight return on April 8 against Lupi Godinez

Cynthia Calvillo, UFC San Diego Weigh-In Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press Cynthia Calvillo heads back down to 115 pounds after a flyweight run that saw her go 1-4, with all four losses coming in a dangerous submission that could put her job in jeopardy. Calvillo (9-5-1) is scheduled to face Loopy Godinez (8-3) on April 8 … Read more

Vanessa Demopoulos wants to be in the top 5 of the UFC Strawweight Division by the end of 2023.

Las Vegas, Nevada — Vanessa Demopoulos was dressed to the nines at the 14th Annual MMA Awards over the weekend, where Cageside Press caught up with her at the end of a breakout year for the UFC strawweight division. “You don’t get to see amazing moments like this happen. It’s just been such an amazing … Read more

Invicta FC 50 hosts a one-night strawweight tournament, the new champion will be crowned

Gloria de Paula UFC Vegas 33 weigh-ins Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press Invicta FC will return to Denver, Colorado next month for Invicta FC 50 — where a strawweight tournament will crown the promotion with a new strawweight champion. Promotion officials announced the news in a press release issued Wednesday. The tournament includes semi-final and final … Read more

LFA strawweight champion Jaqueline Amorim signs with UFC

Jacqueline Amorim, LFA 142 weigh-in Credit: Legacy Fighting Alliance It was almost a lock following her performance at LFA 142 earlier this month – and now LFA Strawweight Champion Jaqueline Amorim is in the UFC. Amorim (6-0) defeated Canada’s Ashley Nichols to defend the 115lb gold at the event in Prior Lake, Minnesota, recording her … Read more

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