UFC Sao Paulo: Randa Markos takes on Marina Rodriguez

Canadian Randa Markos (8-6-0) has been added to Sao Paulo’s UFC Fight Night 137 card where she will welcome Brazilian prospect Marina Rodriguez (10-0-0) in a strawweight contest.

“The Quiet Storm,” 30, is 4-5-0 in the octagon since emerging from the TUF 20 show in 2014. She is looking to bounce back from a decision loss to a decision loss to Nina Ansaroff at UFC on FOX 30 in July.

Rodriguez, 31, is unbeaten in 10 fights with six finishes and is making her octagon debut.

UFC Fight Night 137 is scheduled for Sept. 22 at the Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Tentative bouts include:

Mark Godbeer (13-4-0) vs. Luis Henrique (10-4-0)

Thiago Santos (18-6-0) vs. Jimi Manuwa (17-4-0)

Renan Barao (34-6-0, 1NC) vs. Andre Ewell (13-4-0)

Augusto Sakai (11-1-1) vs. Chase Sherman (11-5-0)

Sergio Moraes (13-3-1) vs. Ben Saunders (22-9-2)

Charles Oliveira (23-8-0, 1NC) vs. Christos Giagos (15-6-0)

Randa Markos (8-6-0) vs. Marina Rodriguez (10-0-0)

Alex Chambers (11-1-0) vs. Livia Renata Souza (5-4-0)

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (19-5-0) vs. Belal Muhammad (14-2-0)

Sam Alvey (33-10-0) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-8-0)

Francisco Trinaldo (22-6-0) vs. Evan Dunham (18-7-1)

Thales Leites (27-9-0) vs. Hector Lombard (34-9-1, 2 NCs)

Neil Magny (21-6-0) vs. Alex Oliveira (18-5-1)



Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.



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