MMAjunkie today verified with the fight against Kowalkiewicz (12-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) with a member of Waterson’s (16-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC) team following an initial report from ESPN.com, who cited UFC President Dana White.
UFC on ESPN 2 takes place March 30 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The main card airs on ESPN, likely following prelims streamed on ESPN+.
Kowalkiewicz, No. 6 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA strawweight rankings, will attempt to rebound from a crushing first-round knockout loss to top contender Jessica Andrade at UFC 228 in September. The defeat snapped a two-fight skid for the Polish fighter, who holds a notable victory over current 115-pound champ Rose Namajunas.
Waterson, an honorable mention in the latest rankings, will bring a two-fight winning streak into UFC on ESPN 2. She’s put together back-to-back victories over Felice Herrig and Cortney Casey after experiencing a losing skid for the first time as a professional.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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