Herrig has not fought since August 2020, a span of almost 22 months. In her most recent outing at UFC 252, she lost by first-round armbar to Virna Jandiroba. It was her third straight loss following a unanimous decision loss to Michelle Waterson and a split decision loss to Kowalkiewicz at UFC 223 in April 2018.
Kowalkiewicz has not scored a win since defeating Herrig and is currently on a five-fight skid, which includes losses to Jessica Andrade, Waterson, Alexa Grasso, and Yan Xiaonan. In her most recent outing in August of this past year, Kowalkiewicz was submitted inside of a round by Jessica Penne. She previously fought for the UFC strawweight title, losing a unanimous decision to Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 205.
See the updated card below (bout order still to be announced):
Alexander Volkov vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Felice Herrig vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz