Canada’s Alexis Davis, a former UFC bantamweight title challenger, will welcome Sabina Mazo to the 135lb division next year.
Davis (19-10) will face Mazo (9-1) at the UFC’s February 27 card. The event does not have an official name, number, or location attached to it. However, it is expected to be a Fight Night event.
News of the booking was first reported by Milenio.
Mazo previously fought at flyweight, and is on a three-fight win streak heading into the bout. The 23-year old from Colombia known as “The Colombian Queen” held gold at 125lbs outside the UFC, under the Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) banner.
It’s unclear at the moment whether the move to 135lbs will be permanent, given Mazo’s success at 125lbs.
Davis, on the other hand, will be returning to the bantamweight division for the first time since 2017. The Canadian from Port Colborne challenged Ronda Rousey for gold in 2014. Like many others did, she came up short to “Rowdy.” She eventually moved to flyweight in 2017, picking up a win over Liz Carmouche. However, the former Strikeforce talent has been on a rocky road as of late, dropping her last three fights.
The UFC’s February 27, 2021 card currently features the following fights:
Dominick Reyes vs. Jiří Procházka
William Knight vs. Alonzo Menifield
Sabina Mazo vs. Alexis Davis