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Former champion set for UFC 300 return against top 10 ranked fighter

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Jessica Andrade will compete at UFC 300. Photo: David G. McIntyre – USA TODAY Sports

The UFC recently announced that a matchup between former strawweight champion Jessica Andrade and top ranked contender Marina Rodriguez will take place at the historic UFC 300, which is set for April 13 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Andrade has been very active in 2023, fighting in both strawweight and flyweight over the past few years. In her last fight against Mackenzie Dern, she snapped a three-fight losing skid.

Rodriguez is 5-2 in her past seven outings and fought nothing but absolute elite level strawweights over the past five years.

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Current lineup for UFC 300

Even though UFC 300 is currently without a headliner, two title fights are booked for the card. In the strawweight title clash we will see reigning champion Zhang Weili take on No. 2 ranked contender Yan Xiaonan.

The card also features a BMF title fight between Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway.

  • Women’s strawweight title fight: (c) Zhang Weili vs. #2 Yan Xiaonan
  • BMF title fight at lightweight: (BMF) Justin Gaethje #2 vs. Max Holloway (#1 FW)
  • Lightweight: #1 Charles Oliveira vs. #4 Arman Tsarukyan
  • Light heavyweight: #2 Jiri Prochazka vs. #5 Aleksandar Rakic
  • Featherweight: (#1 BW) Aljamain Sterling vs. #7 Calvin Kattar
  • Middleweight: Bo Nickal vs. Cody Brundage
  • Bantamweight: #8 Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt
  • Lightweight: #14 Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller
  • Women’s bantamweight: #5 Holly Holm vs. Kayla Harrison
  • Featherweight: Sodiq Yusuff vs. Diego Lopes
  • Women’s strawweight: #4 Jessica Andrade vs. #6 Marina Rodriguez

* Fight card is a subject of change.

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