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.
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.
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.