So significantly for Joanne Calderwood’s shot at a UFC title.
Calderwood, who was up coming in line to obstacle women’s flyweight winner Valentina Shevchenko, has agreed to combat Jennifer Maia on late observe right after Viviane Araujo tested favourable for COVID-19 and was forced to withdraw from the Aug. 1 UFC on ESPN+ 31 function.
A individual with awareness of the situation verified Calderwood’s signing Monday night but requested anonymity because the UFC has nonetheless to make an announcement. Earlier Monday, Maia told MMA Junkie that she’d been presented Calderwood and acknowledged pursuing an first report from Combate.
It’s a surprise change of activities for Calderwood, who was booked to struggle Shevchenko for the title at the first UFC 251 scheduled for June 6 in Perth, Australia. That struggle, having said that, was termed off in late March immediately after it was discovered that Shevchenko suffered a leg injuries. Finally the June 6 event in Perth was canceled because of the world coronavirus pandemic.
Calderwood (14-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) acquired her title shot on the heels of successful three out of 4, which includes her most modern struggle by split conclusion in opposition to Andrea Lee very last September at UFC 242.
Rather, Calderwood will meet Maia (17-6-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC), who has skipped bodyweight in her previous two fights. She’s 2-2 in her very last 4 fights, which contains a reduction to Katlyn Chookagian, who also owns a get more than Calderwood.
With the transform, the most current UFC on ESPN+ 31 lineup now features:
Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana
Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
Markus Perez vs. Eric Spicely
Trevin Giles vs. Jun Yong Park
Ed Herman vs. Da Un Jung
Joanne Calderwood vs. Jennifer Maia
Randy Brown vs. Vicente Luque
Jonathan Martinez vs. Frankie Saenz
Ray Borg vs. Nathan Maness
Chris Gutierrez vs. Luke Sanders