A flyweight matchup between division upstart, Sabina ‘Colombian Queen’ Mazo, and Russian Muay Thai specialist, Justine Kish has been booked for a UFC Fight Night event on September 12th. – with a location and venue yet to be determined by the promotion.
Medellín prospect, Mazo has won two-straight – taking a close split decision win over JJ Aldrich at UFC 246 in January. The Las Vegas outing marked Mazo’s third Octagon appearance since her signature with the promotion back in March of last year.
Securing a victory over Lucie Pudilová in her most recent outing – Kish rebounded from the first two professional blemishes in her nine-fight career. ESPN reporter, Marc Raimondi was first to report the news of the 125-pound pairing.
Former LFA flyweight titleholder, Mazo – is touted as one of the most promising prospects currently plying her trade in the promotion’s division. The 23-year-old Colombian debuted at UFC Fight Night Philadelphia last March, dropping a unanimous decision to Maryna Moroz.
In victories since, the Kings MMA mainstay has bested both Shana Dobson and the aforenoted, Aldrich. Making the walk for the premier time in her professional career, Mazo met with future Bellator MMA flyweight title challenger, Alejandra Lara – scoring a unanimous decision victory in the process.
With quite a few notable names on her win column already – Saint Petersburg native, Kish has notched prior wins over fellow UFC trio, Randa Markos, Nina Ansaroff, and Ashley Yoder.
Kish was scheduled to appear on The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned back in 2013 – until a knee injury prevented the former kickboxing ace from competing on the reality show. In her two professional losses – Kish dropped judging defeats to Felice Herrig and Ji Yeon Kim.
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