Cat Zingano looks to get back on track, and Liz Carmouche takes another stab at flyweight.
Cat Zingano will look to get back in the win column against Marion Reneau at UFC Boise, the UFC announced Friday. In addition, Liz Carmouche gets the opportunity to welcome former Invicta FC flyweight champion Jennifer Maia to the UFC fold at the event. The pair of bouts feature two former bantamweight title challengers between Zingano and Carmouche, and promise to bring plenty of action. In addition, on the men’s side, Said Nurmagomedov, cousin of lightweight champion Khabib, will take on Justin Scoggins at flyweight.
Zingano (9-3) has been in a tailspin ever since her UFC 184 loss to Ronda Rousey in 2015. She’s fought only twice since then, faced with tragic personal issues and health problems in the years that followed. Her return at UFC 222 clearly didn’t go as planned, but the good news is, she’s returning relatively quickly.
Marion Reneau (9-3-1), on the other hand, is undefeated in her last four fights, with three wins and a draw in that span. Aside from the stalemate which came against Bethe Correia, Reneau has picked up wins against Milana Dudieva, Talita Bernardo, and former title challenger and Olympic medalist Sara McMann. At age forty, she’s shown no signs of slowing down.
At UFC Boise, Liz Carmouche (11-6) will look to bounce back from a loss in her flyweight debut, which came at the hands of Alexis Davis late last year. Prior to that, ‘The Girl-Rilla’ had won two straight. She gets a tough match-up in ex-Invicta FC champ Jennifer Maia, who many consider one of the top 125lb’ers in the world. The Brazilian enters the bout with a record of 15-4-1, and on a six fight win streak.
Finally, Said Nurmagomedov (11-1) will be making his UFC debut when he faces Justin Scoggins (11-4). Scoggins has lost two straight, and has not fought since June of last year. He was booked at UFC on FOX 26, but an injury forced him from the card.
UFC Boise, which is UFC Fight Night 133 numerically, takes place at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho on July 14, 2018.