Marion Reneau, who scored a unanimous decision victory over Alexis Dufresne at the Las Vegas event on Jan. 3, makes her return to the Octagon at Porto Alegre’s UFC Fight Night 61 on Feb. 22 against Brazilian bantamweight Jessica Andrade.
Reneau (5-1) returns to the cage 51 days following a dominant victory over Dufresne at UFC 182, the first time "The Bruiser" ever went the distance in MMA. The win extended the 37-year-old fighter’s winning streak to four, including two knockouts and one submission.
Andrade (12-3) enters the cage riding a three-fight UFC winning streak, capped off by a first-round guillotine choke finish over Larissa Pacheco. Prior to the quick finish, "Bate Estaca" scored decision victories over Raquel Pennington and Rosi Sexton.
The other match-up officially announced by the UFC features Douglas Silva de Andrade cutting down to 135 pounds to meet Cody Gibson.
de Andrade (22-1, 1 no-contest) suffered his first professional loss in his Octagon debut in February, a unanimous decision loss to Zubaira Tukhugov at UFC Fight Night 36. Gibson (12-5) looks to get back on track following a submission loss to Manny Gamburyan at UFC 178.
UFC Fight 61 takes place at the Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and the complete fight card can be seen below.
Frank Mir vs. Antonio Silva
Edson Barboza vs. Michael Johnson
Cezar Ferreira vs. Sam Alvey
Iuri Alcantara vs. Frankie Saenz
Adriano Martins vs. Rustam Khabilov
Jéssica Andrade vs. Marion Reneau
William Macario vs. Matt Dwyer
Wendell Oliveira vs. T.J. Waldburger
Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Cody Gibson
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Sean Strickland
Tiago dos Santos vs. Mike De La Torre
Ivan Jorge vs. Josh Shockley