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UFC Vegas 56: Herrig vs. Kowalkiewicz 2 confirmed

UFC strawweight Felice Herrig will get her chance to even the score with Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC Vegas 56 next Saturday in Las Vegas.

The UFC accidentally confirmed the bout on their matchmaking board used by president Dana White, but Kowalkiewicz has also confirmed the bout on her Instagram page.

Herrig (14-9-0), 37, lost to Kowalkiewicz by split-decision at UFC 223. She is on a three fight losing skid and hasn’t won since edging Cortney Casey at UFC 218 in 2017. She also hasn’t fought since a submission loss to Virna Jandiroba at UFC 252 in August 2020.

However, the “Lil’ Bulldog” is fondly remembered by many fans as one of the members of TUF 20, who competed for the inaugural UFC strawweight title won by current champion Carla Esparza.

Herrig is one of the alumni members of TUF 20, the initial class of 2014 UFC strawweights who competed for the inaugural UFC strawweight title won by current champion Carla Esparza. She recently attended the wedding of Esparza, placing the belt around the waist of the bride-to-be before her walk down the aisle.

Meanwhile, Kowalkiewicz (12-7-0), 37, is looking for a big win on June 4. Since edging Ferrig at UFC 223, she has suffered five consecutive defeats. “The Polish Princess” came in as an undefeated phenomena in 2015, winning her first three UFC bouts and earning a title shot against then champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, losing a decision at UFC 205 in 2016.

Kowalkiewicz has made some recent changes, moving to American Top Team in Florida to prepare for the fight.

UFC Vegas 56 is scheduled for June 4 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Current bouts include:

#7 ALEXANDER VOLKOV VS. #8 JAIRZINHO ROZENSTRUIK (12-3-0)

DAN IGE (15-5-0) VS. MOVSAR EVLOEV (15-0-0)

MCHAEL TRIZANO (9-2-0) VS. LUCAS ALMEIDA (13-1-0)

KARINE SILVA (14-4-0) VS. POLIANA BOTELHO (8-4-0)

ALONZO MENIFIELD (11-3-0) VS. ASKAR MOZHAROV (21-8-0)

FELICE HERRIG (14-9-0) VS. KAROLINA KOWALKIEWICZ (12-7-0)

JOE SOLECKI (11-3-0) VS. ALEX DA SILVA COELHO (21-3-0)

DAMON JACKSON (20-4-1) VS. DAN ARGUETA (8-0-0)

ODE OSBOURNE (10-4-0) VS. ZARRUKH ADASHEV (4-3-0)

NIKLAS STOLZE (12-5-0) VS. BENOIT ST. DENIS (8-1-0)

JOHNNY MUNOZ JR. (11-1-0) VS. TONY GRAVELY (22-7-0)

JEFF MOLINA (10-2-0) VS. ZHALGAS ZHUMAGULOV (14-6-0)

RINAT FAKHRETDINOV (18-3-0) VS. ANDREAS MICHAILIDIS (13-5-0)

ERIN BLANCHFIELD (8-1-0) VS. J.J. ALDRICH (11-4-0)

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

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