A women’s strawweight scrap booked for the UFC’s December 4 event will see Montserrat Ruiz and Mallory Martin face off.
Ruiz (10-2) and Martin (7-4) will both be looking to get back in the win column at the event, which is expected to be a Fight Night card. Cageside Press confirmed the booking Tuesday, following an initial report by ESPN Deportes.
Mexico’s Ruiz last fought in July, where she fell to the surging Amanda Lemos via TKO. “Conejo” (rabbit) joined the promotion earlier this year, stepping in as a short-notice replacement against Cheyanne Buys. She immediately turned heads for her trademark bunny ears at weigh-in, and for an incident following the Buys fight where her opponent accused her of spitting. Ruiz later denied the allegation.
Prior to her time in the UFC, Ruiz competed for Invicta FC, and captured a couple of regional titles at home in Mexico.
Mallory Martin is 1-2 in the UFC to date, and like Montserrat Ruiz will enter the December 4 card off a loss in her most recent fight. That saw Martin submitted by a Polyana Vianna arm-bar.
The UFC’s December 4 Fight Night event has had only two other bouts reported for it to date, both in the lightweight division. Those are:
Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Claudio Puelles
Rafael Fiziev vs. Brad Riddell
No location, venue, or broadcast plan has been announced, but the Apex in Las Vegas is a safe bet.