UFC strawweight Felice Herrig’s very long street to restoration seems established to culminate with a return to the octagon.
Herrig, who endured a torn anterior cruciate ligament in April 2019, is envisioned to combat Virna Jandiroba on Aug. 15 at UFC 252. A human being with know-how of the predicament instructed MMA Junkie on Thursday that the fight has been agreed to, however it is yet to be signed. UFC broadcast companion ESPN was very first to report the bout is in the works.
UFC 252 doesn’t however have an official locale. A heavyweight title-battle trilogy among champ Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will headline.
Herrig (14-8 MMA, 5-3 UFC), 35, hasn’t fought considering that October 2018 at UFC 229, where by she dropped a unanimous selection to Michelle Waterson. Herrig experienced been booked to combat versus Yan Xiaonan previous June at UFC 238, but she exposed her torn ACL with approximately five months to go until finally combat night. When MMA Junkie Radio caught up with Herrig before this year, she was rehabbing her hurt knee at the UFC Functionality Institute in Las Vegas.
Jandiroba (15-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), 32, will be generating her 3rd UFC appearance. The previous Invicta FC strawweight winner shed her debut versus ex-UFC champ Carla Esparza but rebounded to defeat Mallory Martin by submission very last December at UFC on ESPN 7.
With the addition, the present UFC 252 lineup involves:
Champ Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier – for heavyweight title
Felice Herrig vs. Virna Jandiroba