Joanne Calderwood is getting a big fight in front of her hometown fans.
“Dr. Kneevil” will meet Cynthia Calvillo in a battle of strawweight standouts at UFC Fight Night 113 on July 16 in Glasgow, Scotland, the UFC announced early Friday morning on its Europe Twitter account.
What a fight! @DRkneevil vs. @cyn_calvillo is on for #UFCGlasgow!!
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) May 12, 2017
MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani alluded to the bout Friday night on Twitter.
Tomorrow expects to be a fun one w/ many fight annnouncements. Two I’ve heard discussed: Calvillo-Calderwood (7/16), Elkins-Bermudez (7/22).
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 12, 2017
Calderwood (11-2) is coming off a first-round submission loss to No. 1 strawweight contender Jessica Andrade at UFC 203 last September. That loss snapped a two-fight winning streak for the Scottish fighter. Calderwood, 30, is one of the most dangerous strikers in the division.
Calvillo (5-0) has been busy early in her UFC career. The Team Alpha Male product won two fights in a span of five weeks in March and April to kick off her run in the big leagues, both by rear-naked choke. Calvillo, 29, is regarded as a top prospect at 115 pounds.
No headliner has been announced yet for UFC Fight Night 113. Paul Felder will take on Scotland’s Stevie Ray on the card in a matchup of exciting lightweights.
Source:: mma fighting