The UFC’s debut in Boise has its first trio of fights booked, including women’s bantamweights Cat Zingano and Marion Reneau.
The UFC’s first ever card in the state of Idaho has just received its first handful of fights.
It was announced on Friday that a women’s bantamweight matchup of Cat Zingano vs. Marion Reneau is among three bouts set for the July 14th Fight Night show in Boise. The night’s main card airs live on FS1.
Zingano (9-3) has not won a fight since stopping current champion Amanda Nunes back in 2014. After losing consecutive bouts to Ronda Rousey and Julianna Pena, Zingano didn’t compete for all of 2017, then returned at UFC 222 last month, suffering a split decision defeat vs. Ketlen Vieira.
Reneau (9-3-1) is one of the few contenders at women’s 135 with a strong case for a title shot. She is unbeaten in her last four fights, and is coming off a come-from-behind submission win over former title challenger Sara McMann. “The Belizean Bruiser” also has stoppages over Milana Dudieva and Talita Bernardo, with Bethe Correia taking her to a draw.
Also confirmed is a women’s flyweight title between Liz Carmouche (11-6) and Jennifer Maia (15-4-1). Carmouche dropped a split decision to Alexis Davis in her flyweight debut last December, while Maia is making her UFC debut after reigning as Invicta FC’s champion since 2016.
Lastly, flyweight Justin Scoggins (11-4) seeks to get his career back on track against Said Nurmagomedov (11-1). Scoggins has lost two straight by submission, with the rear-naked choke setback vs. Ulka Sasaki representing his return to flyweight. Nurmagomedov is riding a five-fight winning streak, with his only career defeat coming against current UFC fighter Magomed Bibulatov.
UFC Fight Night: Boise does not have a main event.