UFC: Tatiana Suarez Set to Return Against Montana De La Rosa on February 25

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Undefeated strawweight standout Tatiana Suarez will make her long anticipated return, as well as her flyweight debut, at UFC Vegas 70 next month.

Suarez (8-0) is set to face Montana De La Rosa (12-7-1) at the February 25, 2023 event at the Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight will take place at 125lbs.

De La Rosa revealed the news on OnlyFans (shout out to MMA Mania, who first reported the announcement), after Suarez had previously stated she was ready to return.

Now 32-years old, Suarez last competed in June of 2019, when she defeated Nina Nunes in Chicago via a unanimous decision. The Ultimate Fighter 23 winner has five wins inside the octagon dating back to the show’s finale in 2016, but has struggled with injuries.

2018 marked the only year during her UFC tenure where Suarez managed to fight more than once. Ahead of an expected return at UFC 266 in 2021, she severely injured her knee, resulting in surgery and extensive rehab.

Montana De La Rosa enters the fight off a loss to Maycee Barber last year. Prior to that, she had won a TKO against Brazil’s Ariane Lipski the previous year.

The UFC’s Feb. 25, 2023 Fight Night card currently features the following bouts:

  • Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann
  • Mike Malott vs. Yohan Lainesse
  • Cortney Casey vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius
  • Victor Martinez vs. Jordan Leavitt
  • Hailey Cowan vs. Ailin Perez
  • Ode’ Osbourne vs. Denys Bondar
  • Erick Gonzalez vs. Darrius Flowers
  • Andre Fili vs. Lucas Almeida
  • André Muniz vs. Brendan Allen
  • Augusto Sakai vs. Don’Tale Mayes
  • Garrett Armfield vs. Jose Johnson
  • Alex Reyes vs. Trevor Peek
  • Tatiana Suarez vs. Montana De La Rosa