Report: Ariane Lipski's debut set vs. Joanne Calderwood at UFC 233

A women’s flyweight bout between Joanne Calderwood and Ariane Lipski is the latest addition to January’s UFC 233 lineup.

The matchup between Calderwood (12-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Lipski (11-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was first reported by UFC officials have yet to make an official announcement.

UFC 233 takes place Jan. 26 at Honda Center in Anaheim. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

Calderwood, 31, will attempt to stay unbeaten in the UFC as a flyweight after returning to the weight class in her most recent bout. After a two-fight skid fighting at strawweight, the Sottish fighter moved up a division and beat Kalindra Faria by first-round submission at UFC Fight Night 135 in August.

Looking to stop “JoJo,” however, will be former KSW champion Lipski, 24. The Brazilian was supposed to make her octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 140 this month, but her scheduled opponent Maryna Moroz withdrew due to injury. “The Violence Queen” couldn’t get a replacement opponent and now has been pushed back to fighting early next year.

The latest UFC 233 lineup now includes:

Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for flyweight title
Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler
Islam Makhachev vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Paul Felder vs. James Vick
Yana Kunitskaya vs. Marion Reneau
Joanne Calderwood vs. Ariane Lipski

For more on UFC 233, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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