Originally slated to fight at UFC Fight Night 126, Reneau (8-3-1 MMA, 4-2-1 UFC) will face McMann (11-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) at UFC on FOX 28, MMAjunkie has learned from multiple people with knowledge of the new booking. They requested anonymity because the news was not yet public.
UFC on FOX 28 takes place Feb. 28 at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. The event’s main card airs live on FOX following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Invicta FC women’s bantamweight champion Yana Kunitskaya (10-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) recently announced she would face McMann at the event. But the matchup was not officially announced by the UFC. It’s unclear if Kunitskaya will be rebooked for another event.
Reneau initially lobbied for a fight with UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes when Evinger (19-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was forced out of UFC Fight Night 126. But today, she hinted at a new matchup.
Reneau is four months removed from a TKO over Talita Bernardo at UFC Fight Night 115, which put her back in the win column after a draw against onetime bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia.
McMann is on the road to redemption after Ketlen Vieira at UFC 215, which snapped a three-fight winning streak. The Olympic silver medalist wrestler is 4-3 since a loss to now-former champ Ronda Rousey in 2014.
The latest UFC on FOX 28 card now includes:
- Sam Alvey vs. Marcin Prachnio
- Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns
- Alan Jouban vs. Ben Saunders
- Jessica Andrade vs. Tecia Torres
- David Branch vs. Yoel Romero
- Max Griffin vs. Mike Perry
- Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Aleksandar Rakic
- Yana Kunitskaya vs. TBA
- Renan Barao vs. Brian Kelleher
- Sara McMann vs. Marion Reneau
- UFC champ Demetrious Johnson undergoes successful shoulder surgery
- Floyd Mayweather takes aim at Conor McGregor's alleged bounty with Irish drug cartel
- Jorge Masvidal: Ex-UFC champ Michael Bisping has a 'bounty on his head'
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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