Yana Kunitskaya vs. Marion Reneau added to UFC 233 in Anaheim

A women’s bantamweight bout between Yana Kunitskaya and Marion Reneau is the latest addition to January’s UFC 233 lineup.

MMAjunkie verified the matchup between Kunitskaya (11-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Reneau (9-4-1 MMA, 5-3-1 UFC) with a person close to the situation following an initial report from MMANytt.com. The person requested anonymity because the UFC has 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.

Kunitskaya, No. 15 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA women’s bantamweight rankings, is coming off a unanimous-decision victory over Lina Lansberg at UFC 229 in October. The win followed a disappointing octagon debut against Cris Cyborg in a short-notice title fight at UFC 222 in March.

The former Invicta FC champ will attempt to make it two-straight in the matchup against No. 11 Reneau, who is coming off a unanimous-decision loss to Cat Zingano at UFC Fight night 133 in July. The defeat snapped a four-fight winning streak for “The Belizean Bruiser.”

The latest UFC 233 lineup now includes:

  • Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler
  • Islam Makhachev vs. Francisco Trinaldo
  • Paul Felder vs. James Vick
  • Yana Kunitskaya vs. Marion Reneau

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

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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