A women’s bantamweight fight between notables Ketlen Vieira and Marion Reneau has been rebooked for September.
The pair were originally expected to face off in May at what was then UFC 250 in Brazil. However, that card was scrapped (a modified UFC 250 was held in Las Vegas in June), and the fight left in limbo.
MMA Junkie’s John Morgan was first to report that Vieira vs. Reneau had been rescheduled for September 26.
When her original bout with Reneau fell through, Vieira (10-1) was briefly linked to a fight at UFC Vegas 5 on August 1 against Yana Kunitskaya, a fight that itself was then pushed back a week. However, Vieira was later pulled from that fight altogether.
Most recently, the Brazilian found herself on the wrong end of a knockout by Irene Aldana, at UFC 245 back in December. It marked the first loss of her professional career.
Reneau (9-6-1) has lost three straight, meanwhile, and is badly in need of a win here. At age 43, “The Belizean Bruiser” is surely near the end of her run in the promotion, but has remained competitive, going the distance in each of those three losses.
The UFC’s September 26 card does not have an official event name/designation or location announced. Currently, the following fights are attached to the event:
Claudia Gadelha vs. Yan Xiaonan
Randy Costa vs. Journey Newson
Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Rovyal
Marion Reneau vs. Ketlen Vieira