According to the latest reports, Jessica Penne is all set to collide against Tabatha Ricci in a women’s strawweight bout on March 4 next year.
MMA Junkie confirmed the news after several people with the knowledge reported the matchup. It is expected that the event on March 4 will be UFC 285 PPV event, but it is yet to be announced by the promotion.
Jessica Penne is a former title challenger and is 2-1 in her last three matches. She is coming off a loss against Emily Ducote earlier this year. Before that, she had defeated Karolina Kowalkeiwicz via first-round submission. This bout also earned her a Performance of the Night award.
On the other hand, Tabatha Ricci is on a two-fight winning streak. She is coming off a win against Polyana Viana earlier this year in May. Before her, she managed to beat Maria Oliveira via unanimous decision. Ricci suffered her last loss against Manon Fiorot last year in June. It was also her UFC debut bout.
UFC will likely announce this bout in the future as well as the UC 285 PPV event along with its venue and location.