Felicia Spencer will make her third trip to the octagon when she takes on Brazil’s Zarah Fairn at UFC Norfolk this coming February.
UFC Norfolk has had but two fights revealed so far, and both are in the women’s featherweight division. BJPenn.com was first to report that Canadian Felicia Spencer, a former Invicta FC featherweight champ, will appear on the Fight Night card against Brazil’s Zarah Fairn dos Santos.
The fight joins Megan Anderson vs. Norma Dumont, essentially meaning the entire women’s 145lb weight class outside Amanda Nunes will be in action in Norfolk.
Spencer will be entering the octagon for the third time in Norfolk, after losing a high-profile battle against Cris Cyborg at UFC 240 in Edmonton last July. That followed her debut win against another Invicta FC champ in Anderson at UFC Rochester just months earlier.
The 29-year old, who was born in Montreal but trains out of Florida, surprised many with a gritty showing against Cyborg.
Zarah Fairn (6-3) will be looking to bounce back from a loss against Anderson in her octagon debut earlier this year. The Brazilian had not fought since a 2017 win over UFC alum Izabela Badurek when she went up against the towering Anderson at UFC 243 in Australia. ‘Infinite’ has previously fought for BAMMA, where she lost a split decision to Bellator MMA featherweight Sinead Kavanagh.
UFC Norfolk takes place February 29, 2020 in Norfolk, Virginia. The event is expected to air on ESPN+.