Karolina Kowalkiewicz returns to the cage on September 8 to battle Jessica Andrade at the UFC 228 pay-per-view event. The winner of Karolina vs Jessica bout will be in line for a shot at current 115-pound champion Rose Namajunas.
Jessica Andrade is on a two-fight win streak and has defeated Claudia Gadelha and Tecia Torres, whereas Karolina Kowalkiewicz is also on a two-fight win streak and has defeated Felice Herrig and Jodie Esquibel. Both Karolina and Jessica fell short on winning the UFC Strawweight title when they both were defeated by Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Andrade, 26, is widely viewed as one of the toughest fights in the division due to her aggressive, high-paced style. However, Kowalkiewicz thinks that approach plays to her advantage. As in a recent interview to MMA Junkie, she said:
“I like the pressure. I know she’s a great fighter, very, very tough. It will be a really tough fight, but I like a challenge.”
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