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Tatiana Suarez vs. Nina Ansaroff, Katlyn Chookagian vs. Joanne Calderwood added to UFC 238

Tatiana Suarez
Tatiana Suarez
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two top strawweight contenders will meet at UFC 238 with a possible title shot on the line.

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Tatiana Suarez (7-0) and Nina Ansaroff (10-5) will fight at the upcoming pay-per-view event on June 8. A flyweight bout between Katlyn Chookagian (11-2) and Joanne Calderwood (13-3) is also expected to take place on that card.

Suarez, a standout freestyle wrestler, has been touted as a future title contender since winning The Ultimate Fighter 23 back in July 2016. She won her next three fights in one-sided fashion, defeating former strawweight champion Carla Esparza via third-round TKO in her most recent outing last September to improve to 4-0 inside the Octagon.

Ansaroff has also won four straight after going 0-2 to start her UFC career. The American Top Team product pulled off a major upset at UFC 231 in December, defeating Claudia Gadelha by unanimous decision.

Coming off of a split-decision loss to Jessica Eye at UFC 231 that snapped a three-fight win streak, Chookagian will be looking to steal Calderwood’s momentum. “JoJo” is 3-0 at 125 pounds, recording back-to-back wins against former KSW flyweight champion Ariane Lipski and Kalindra Faria.

UFC 238 takes place on June 8 at United Center in Chicago.

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