Jennifer Maia overcame a game Roxanne Modafferi via split-decision to win the undisputed Invicta FC flyweight championship at Invicta FC 19 in Kansas City Friday evening.
A women’s strawweight title match and bantamweight matchup has been added to New York’s UFC 205 card.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (12-0-0) will defend her 115-pound belt against No. 1 contender Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-0-0), while No.1 bantamweight Miesha Tate (18-6-0) will take on No. 8 Raquel Pennington (8-5-0).
The fight was announced on FOX Sports’ “UFC Now.”
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Brunson, who is currently streaking on a five-fight win streak, recently stopped Uriah Hall last Saturday at UFC Fight Night 94.
He meets another tough hometown hero in Whittaker, who has a five-fight win streak of his own.
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Whittaker earned a unanimous decision over Rafael Natal in his last bout at UFC 197 in April.
— Robert Whittaker (@RJWhittaker1990) September 22, 2016
An impressive win could vault the winner into the coveted top 5.
UFC Fight Night 101 takes place November 27th at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Former UFC and Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold battles former Strikeforce champ Ronaldo Souza in the main event.
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes (13-4-0) was presented last weekend with the 2016 Equality Visibility award at the Equality California awards in Los Angeles.