Cat Zingano Returns Against Ketlen Vieira at UFC 222 in Las Vegas


Cat Zingano has finally booked her return fight in the UFC.

The former title contender has been out of action since UFC 200 but Zingano has now booked her next fight against undefeated Brazilian Ketlen Vieira.

Sources close to the matchup confirmed to MMAWeekly that the fighters have agreed to meet at UFC 222, which takes place on March 3 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. MMABrasil initially reported the matchup on Saturday.Ketlen Vieira UFC 215 fight highlights

Zingano has been out of action for well over a year while dealing with nagging injuries that also prevented her from accepting a bout against current women’s featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino earlier this year.

Now it appears Zingano is back to 100-percent but she’ll have a tough task ahead of her when she returns as Vieira has been unstoppable since joining the UFC roster.

Most recently, Vieira dispatched of former title contender Sara McMann by submission to move her record to a perfect 9-0.

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Marlon Moraes Steps Up to Face Aljamain Sterling at UFC Fight Night in Fresno


Aljamain Sterling has been biding his time to get a new opponent ever since Rani Yahya dropped out of their fight due to injury but now his wait is over.

Former World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes has accepted the bout on short notice just a week after he picked up his first victory in the UFC with a win over John Dodson in Virginia.

Sources close to the matchup confirmed the news to MMAWeekly on Friday following a post from Sterling on his social media teasing the fight.

Moraes accepts the bout after originally calling out Jimmie Rivera for a fight at UFC 219 on Dec. 30. Instead of landing that matchup, Moraes will face another top 10 ranked opponent when he draws Sterling at UFC Fight Night in Fresno, Calif. on Dec. 9.

It’s a pivotal matchup for both fighters as Sterling and Moraes both try to inch ever closer to the top five rankings and a potential shot at the title in the near future.

UFC Fight Night in Fresno will be headlined by a featherweight fight between Cub Swnanson and Brian Ortega.

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