Flyweight Tabatha Ricci will get her shot to compete in the UFC when she steps in for Maryna Moroz this Saturday at UFC Vegas 28 against Manon Fiorot.
It should be noted that UFC president Dana White, in a Twitter video promoting the card, has the card posted which shows a TBD (To be determined) besides Fiorot’s name. The UFC has not officially confirmed Ricci as of this writing but according to a story from MMAJunkie, she is stepping in for Maryna Moroz, who has withdrawn for unknown reasons.
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“Baby Shark” (5-0-0), 26, previously competed in the LFA, where she went 3-0-0 with two finishes.
Meanwhile, Fiorot (6-1-0), 31, has won six straight, including her UFC debut at UFC on ESPN 20 in January, where she dispatched Victoria Leonardo with a headlock.
UFC Vegas 28 is scheduled for June 5 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card is currently:
JAIRZINHO ROZENSTRUIK (11-2-0) VS. AUGUSTO SAKAI (15-2-1)
WALT HARRIS (13-9-0) VS. MARCIN TYBURA (21-6-0)
ROMAN DOLIDZE (8-1-0) VS. LAUREANO STAROPOLI (9-3-0)
MIGUEL BAEZA (10-0-0) VS. SANTIAGO PONZINIBBIO (27-4-0)
GREGORY RODRIGUES (9-3-0) VS. DUSKO TODOROVIC (10-1-0)
ANTONIO ARROYO (9-4-0) VS. TOM BREESE (12-3-0)
MAKWAN AMIRKHANI (16-5-0) VS. KAMUELA KIRK (11-4-0)
MONTANA DE LA ROSA (11-6-1) VS. ARIANE LIPSKI (13-6-0)
TANNER BOSER (19-7-1) VS. ILIR LATIFI (14-8-0)
MUSLIM SALIKHOV (17-2-0) VS. FRANCISCO TRINALDO (26-7-0)
MASON JONES (10-1-0) VS. ALAN PATRICK (15-3-0)
MANON FIOROT (6-1-0) VS. TABATHA RICCI (5-0-0)
SEAN WOODSON (7-1-0) VS. TOUSSEF ZALAL (10-4-0)
JORDAN LEAVITT (8-0-0) VS. CLAUDIO PUELLES (9-2-0)