UFC 242 Medical Suspensions: Joanne Calderwood Faces Lengthy Sit

The UFC 242 medical suspensions are in. This past Saturday (Sept. 7), UFC 242 took place in Abu Dhabi. In the main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier did battle in a lightweight title unification bout. In the third round, Nurmagomedov submit…

The UFC 242 medical suspensions are in. This past Saturday (Sept. 7), UFC 242 took place in Abu Dhabi. In the main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier did battle in a lightweight title unification bout. In the third round, Nurmagomedov submitted Poirier via rear-naked choke. Poirier will sit for 30 days due to left […]

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Report: Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee Targeted For UFC 242

Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee is the latest bout to be in the works to take place at the UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi.  The Las Vegas-based promotion reportedly wants this women’s strawweight showdown to take place at the UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) event. This fight booking was initially reported by MMA Junkie. As of […]

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Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee is the latest bout to be in the works to take place at the UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi. 

The Las Vegas-based promotion reportedly wants this women’s strawweight showdown to take place at the UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) event. This fight booking was initially reported by MMA Junkie. As of this writing, the UFC has yet to confirm and officially announce the fight. 

Calderwood looks to get back to her winning ways coming into this fight after suffering a decision loss to Katlyn Chookagian in her last contest at UFC 238 in June. Before the setback, she was able to pick up three-straight wins at flyweight with wins over the likes of Ariane Lipski and Kalindra Faria.

Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
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On the flip side, Lee is on fire as she comes into this bout on a seven-fight win streak. During this time, she’s won three fights under the UFC banner. She’s fresh off a win over Montana De La Rosa by unanimous decision at UFC Greenville. 

Khabib Nurmagomedov returns when he makes his next UFC lightweight title defense against Dustin Poirier at the UFC 242 PPV in the main event. 

This show takes place on Saturday, September 7 at The Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The main card will air on PPV at 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, and the ESPN’s streaming service, ESPN+.

The promotion will be announcing more bouts for this show in the coming weeks. Here is the updated card: 

  • Champ Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Interim champ Dustin Poirier
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Curtis Blaydes
  • Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
  • Diego Ferreira vs. Mairbek Taisumov
  • Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
  • Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalen
  • Bruno Silva vs. Khalid Taha
  • Muslim Salikhov vs. Nordine Taleb
  • Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings
  • Don Madge vs. Magomed Mustafaev
  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee

What are your thoughts on this fight booking for UFC 242?

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Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee Set For UFC 242

Joanne Calderwood and Andrea Lee will share the Octagon in two months. MMAJunkie.com reports that women’s flyweights Calderwood and Lee are set to collide at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi. The event takes place on Sept. 7. UFC 242 will be headlined by a l…

Joanne Calderwood and Andrea Lee will share the Octagon in two months. MMAJunkie.com reports that women’s flyweights Calderwood and Lee are set to collide at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi. The event takes place on Sept. 7. UFC 242 will be headlined by a lightweight unification title bout between champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim title […]

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Surging Strawweight Tatiana Suarez Returns At UFC 238

After the UFC announced it’s upcoming return to Chicago, Illinois, a few women’s bouts have been added to the card. One that stands out immediately is the return of top 115-pound prospect Tatina Suarez. The cancer survivor and former Olympic-hopeful is undefeated in her mixed martial arts (MMA) career thus far. In her last outing, […]

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After the UFC announced it’s upcoming return to Chicago, Illinois, a few women’s bouts have been added to the card.

One that stands out immediately is the return of top 115-pound prospect Tatina Suarez. The cancer survivor and former Olympic-hopeful is undefeated in her mixed martial arts (MMA) career thus far. In her last outing, she dominated former UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza with a third round TKO victory.

Now, according to a report from The Chicago Tribune, she’ll face Nina Ansaroff at the UFC 238 pay-per-view (PPV) from “The Windy City”. Ansaroff is surging at the moment with a four-fight win streak. She defeated former title challenger Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision in her last contest at UFC 231 in December.

The winner of this bout could very well be next in line to challenge for the strap. Also, the report includes that a flyweight bout between Katlyn Chookagian and Joanne Calderwood will take place on the card. Chookagian had a three-fight win streak snapped by Jessica Eye in December. However, Calderwood is going strong off back-to-back victories.

Her latest being a unanimous decision win over Ariane Lipski at UFC on ESPN+ 1 this past January. In a very young and thin women’s flyweight division, every victory is crucial in hopes of securing a title opportunity. UFC 238 goes down live from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

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Joanne Calderwood Focused on Flyweight Title Shot, No Plans to Return to Strawweight

Joanne Calderwood always wanted to be UFC strawweight champion and that may have been the itch she shouldn’t couldn’t scratch when asked about returning to her old stomping grounds. The Scottish contender joined the UFC as a 115-pound competitor on ‘Th…

Joanne Calderwood always wanted to be UFC strawweight champion and that may have been the itch she shouldn’t couldn’t scratch when asked about returning to her old stomping grounds. The Scottish contender joined the UFC as a 115-pound competitor on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ season that helped crown the first ever strawweight champion. Lately, Calderwood has […]

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Joanne Calderwood Explains How Poor Weight Cutting Hurt Her Mentally

Joanne Calderwood explains how poor weight cutting had a negative impact on her mentally. Calderwood is the 15th ranked UFC strawweight, but she’ll be moving up to the flyweight division tonight (Aug. 25). She’ll go one-on-one with Kalindra…

Joanne Calderwood explains how poor weight cutting had a negative impact on her mentally. Calderwood is the 15th ranked UFC strawweight, but she’ll be moving up to the flyweight division tonight (Aug. 25). She’ll go one-on-one with Kalindra Faria on the UFC Fight Pass portion of the UFC Lincoln prelims. The bout will be held inside […]

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