The UFC’s October schedule continues to fill up.
The latest addition comes to the promotion’s Oct. 10 event. Women’s bantamweights Tracy Cortez and Bea Malecki are set to square off at a location to be announced later.
Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation recently informed MMA Junkie of the booking but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
Cortez (7-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) returns to action for her sophomore UFC appearance after signing with the promotion off Dana White’s Contender Series, Season 3 in July 2019. Cortez won her promotional debut in November when she defeated Vanessa Melo by unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN+ 22.
Malecki (2-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), a member of Fortis MMA, made her UFC debut in June 2019 when she submitted Duda Santana. The fight was also her professional debut – a rare coinciding feature for a fighter making her first UFC walk. In her next fight at UFC on ESPN+ 28 in March, Malecki defeated Veronica Macedo by unanimous decision.
With the addition, the Oct. 10 lineup includes:
- Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen
- Markus Perez vs. Rodolfo Vieira
- Edson Barboza vs. Sodiq Yusuff
- Ben Rothwell vs. Marcin Tybura
- Seung Woo Choi vs. Youssef Zalal
- Thomas Almeida vs. Alejandro Perez
- Tracy Cortez vs. Bea Malecki