A pair of tough-as-nails strawweights will battle it out in St. Louis early next year!
UFC Fight Night 124 in St. Louis now has four bouts on the card from the women’s side of the sport. That’s because a strawweight bout between Danielle Taylor and J.J. Aldrich has been booked for the event. It will join Paige VanZant vs. Jessica Rose-Clark, Jessica Eye vs. Kalindra Faria, and Irene Aldana vs. Talita Oliveira on the UFC St. Louis card.
Aldrich announced the bout on her official Twitter account.
It’s on! My next fight will be against a super tough Danielle Taylor keep your eyes peeled cause… https://t.co/a3fK5zBrc5
— JJ Aldrich (@JJAldrich1) November 25, 2017
UFC officials later confirmed the bout, adding it to the event’s fight card on the promotion’s website.
Aldrich (5–2), a Denver native, is an Invicta FC veteran who appeared on The Ultimate Fighter 23. After being submitted by eventual TUF 23 winner Tatiana Suarez in the quarterfinals, Aldrich went on to sign with the promotion, where she has gone 1-1 to date. Heading into UFC St. Louis, the twenty-five year old is coming off a win over Chan-Mi Jeon from UFC Fight Night 110 in June.
In Danielle Taylor, Aldrich gets a gritty fighter currently on a two-fight win streak in the promotion. Taylor (9-2) is a two-time King of the Cage strawweight champion; in her past two bouts she claimed a split decision victory over Seo Hee Ham, and a unanimous decision win over Jessica Penne at UFC Fight Night 108.
With this and three other women’s MMA bouts added to UFC Fight Night 124, fans of the women’s side of the sport should have lots to get excited for. In addition, Brazilian legend Vitor Belfort will take on the dangerous Uriah Hall at the event. No main event has yet been announced for the show, which takes place January 14 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO.