Ariane Lipski vs. JJ Aldrich Booked for UFC’s March 12 Card

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JJ Aldrich, UFC 246 Ceremonial Weigh-In Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

A women’s flyweight match-up between Ariane Lipski and JJ Aldrich is the latest addition to the UFC’s March 12 Fight Night event.

MMA Fighting was first to report news of the booking, following Lipski posting the date of her next fight on social media.

A former KSW flyweight champ, “The Queen of Violence” Lipski (14-7) went 1-1 in 2021. In June, she suffered a TKO loss against Montana De La Rosa, but bounced back in September by winning a unanimous decision against Mandy Bohm.

Overall, Lipski is 3-4 inside the octagon and looking to even out her record with a win over Aldrich.

Denver’s JJ Aldrich (10-4) was expected to face Tracy Cortez this past August, but was instead matched up with promotional newcomer Vanessa Demopoulos when Cortez pulled out. Aldrich won the fight via unanimous decision, extending her win streak to two. A former strawweight, Aldrich is 3-2 at 125lbs since returning to the division in 2019. She briefly competed at 125lbs outside the promotion.

The UFC’s March 12, 2022 Fight Night event does not yet have an official location, venue, or broadcast plan announced. The following bouts have been reported for the card thus far:

Thiago Santos vs. Magomed Ankalaev
Guido Cannetti vs. Kris Moutinho
Trevin Jones vs. Javid Basharat
Song Yadong vs. Marlon Moraes
Alex Pereira vs. Bruno Silva
Damon Jackson vs. Joshua Culibao
Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Cody Brundage
Sabina Mazo vs. Mandy Bohm
Alex Caceres vs. Sodiq Yusuff
Tafon Nchukwi vs. Azamat Murzakanov
Ricky Glenn vs. Drew Dober
Ariane Lipski vs. JJ Aldrich