Top five ranked strawweights Jessica Andrade and Tecia Torres will face off in a pivotal fight at UFC on FOX 28 scheduled for Feb. 24 in Orlando.
UFC officials confirmed the matchup on Wednesday via the Orlando Sentinel.
Andrade (17-6) is fresh off a dominant performance against former title contender Claudia Gadelha, as she bounced back from a loss of her own against former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk earlier this year.
Andrade is now 4-1 in her career as a strawweight and will be looking to get back into title contention with a win in February.
Torres (10-1) is currently riding a three-fight winning streak, including a lopsided victory over Michelle Waterson in her most recent bout at UFC 218 in December.
Torres hoped to receive a title shot following her last victory, but she’ll face Andrade instead at the upcoming UFC on FOX 28 fight card in Orlando.
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There had been rumors swirling that Torres was going to face strawweight champion Rose Namajunas at UFC 221, while Andrade was attached to a potential fight against Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Both of those rumors have been debunked with the announcement of this match-up.
A main event for UFC on FOX 28 is still to be determined.