UFC Vegas 26 is headlining.
On Tuesday, officials announced that strawweights Michelle Waterson (18-8) and Marina Rodriguez (13-1-2) will climb one division for Saturday’s 125-pound main event at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The fight was initially reported as being in the works after the postponement of the originally planned headliner between TJ Dillashaw and Cory Sandhagen and first reported as official by Yahoo Sports.
Waterson comes off a split decision victory over Angela Hill in September, while Rodriguez fought more recently in January, taking a second round TKO victory over Amanda Ribas.
A welterweight bout between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Alex Morono is expected to serve as Saturday’s main co-event. Morono steps in at short notice as Sanchez’s replacement following Sanchez’s release from the UFC.
See the updated UFC Vegas 26 card below (battle order is yet to be finalized):
Michelle Waterson vs. Marina Rodriguez
Donald Cerrone contre Alex Morono
Neil Magny vs. Geoff Neal
Maurice Greene c. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Kyle Daukaus contre Phil Hawes
Diego Ferreira contracts Gregor Gillespie
Ben Rothwell vs. Philipe Lins
Ryan Benoit vs. Zarrukh Adashev
Amanda Ribas vs. Angela Hill
Christian Aguilera vs. Carlston Harris
Tafon Nchukwi contre Jun Yong Park
Mike Trizano vs. Ludovit Klein