A popular figure in the women’s strawweight division is set to return to action this August. First reported by MMA Junkie, Felice Herrig, a member of The Ultimate Fighter 20, which introduced the weight class in the UFC, is expected to compete at UFC 252 on August 15. Opposite her will be former Invicta FC 115lb champ Virna Jandiroba.
Felice Herrig teased just yesterday on social media that she had fight news coming soon.
Herrig (14-8) missed all of 2019 thanks to a torn ACL, and last competed in October 2018 against Michelle Waterson. That came at the infamous UFC 229 card, which saw Khabib Nurmagomedov nearly spark a riot in an attempt to attack Conor McGregor’s corner.
The loss to Waterson marked two straight for Felice Herrig, who had previously suffered defeat to former title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz. The back-to-back losses snapped one of the best runs of “Lil Bulldog’s” career however, which saw her win four straight inside the octagon.
Virna Jandiroba (15-1) last fought in December, earning a win over Mallory Martin via rear-naked choke. The Brazilian is 1-1 through two fights inside the octagon.
UFC 252 does not yet have a location officially announced. However, the UFC has revealed that heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and former double champ Daniel Cormier will complete their trilogy at the event.