It appears that 2019’s UFC London card has its first fight, as Molly McCann is set to face Priscila Cachoeira at the event next March.
The UFC’s next trip to London, England has a women’s flyweight bout pending. Following a report by Combate, Molly McCann confirmed on social media Wednesday that she’ll be facing Brazil’s Priscila Cachoeira at the event. The UFC London card (or UFC on ESPN+ 5/UFC Fight Night 147) takes place March 16 at the O2 Arena.
McCann (7-2), a.k.a. ‘Meatball,’ suffered a rear-naked choke submission loss in her UFC debut against Canada’s Gillian Robertson at UFC Liverpool in May. Prior to that defeat, McCann had been on a six fight win streak.
Priscila Cachoeira (8-1), McCann’s opponent in England, had the unenviable task of making her UFC debut against a former title challenger at bantamweight in Valentina Shevchenko. Shevchenko dropped to flyweight for the fight, and submitted Cachoeira in the second round. It was the first loss of her pro career. Shevchenko will now fight for the 125lb title next month in Toronto, while Cachoeira will hope to get back on track in enemy territory against Molly McCann.
No fights have officially been announced for the UFC London card.