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Ivana Petrovic on UFC return: “I belong with the best in the world”

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On Saturday April 27, Norway’s Ivana Petrovic will return to the biggest stages.

At UFC Vegas 91 she will take on seasoned veteran Liang Na and intends to get her first win in the UFC. Petrovic lost her UFC debut back in July 2023, but feels like she’s done everything to get her hand raised come Saturday.

“It’s been a grueling fight camp, but I’m well prepared for this bout, both physically and mentally,” Petrovic tells Frontkick.

The best women’s division in the world

The UFC flyweight division has been blooming over the past few years, with new exciting fighters like Manon Fiorot, Erin Blanchfield and Alexa Grasso. The Norwegian former Ares FC champion, who signed with the UFC with a 6-0 record, feels like she has what it takes to be among the top ranked fighters in the best women’s division on the planet.

“I want to show everybody that I belong with the best in the world,” Petrovic says.

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UFC Vegas 91 with Ivana Petrovic

Main card

  • Flyweight bout: Matheus Nicolau vs. Alex Perez
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Ryan Spann vs. Bogdan Guskov
  • Women’s Flyweight bout: Ariane Lipski vs. Karine Silva
  • Heavyweight bout: Austen Lane vs. Jhonata Diniz
  • Welterweight bout: Tim Means vs. Uros Medic

Preliminary card

  • Bantamweight bout: Rani Yahya vs. Victor Henry
  • Lightweight bout: Austin Hubbard vs. Michal Figlak
  • Heavyweight bout: Don’Tale Mayes vs. Caio Machado
  • Women’s Strawweight bout: Marnic Mann vs. Ketlen Souza
  • Lightweight bout: Gabriel Green vs. James Llontop
  • Women’s Flyweight bout: Ivana Petrovic vs. Liang Na
  • Lightweight bout: Gabriel Benítez vs. Maheshate Hayisaer

* Fight card is a subject of change

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