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UFC Fight Night: Emmett vs Stephens

February 24

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) returns to the Sunshine State with a thrilling fight card, featuring the battle of top-10 featherweights Jeremy Stephens (No. 8) and Josh Emmett (No. 4). UFC FIGHT NIGHT® takes place at Orlando’s Amway Center on Saturday, February 24. Tickets are on sale now!

Stephens, an Iowa native who now fights out of San Diego, is a 10-year UFC veteran with prior victories over former champions Rafael dos Anjos and Renan Barao. He has won his last two fights, including Sunday’s highlight-reel TKO of Choi, and has a 14-13 record in UFC. The 31-year-old is the No. 8 contender in the featherweight division.

Emmett, 32, has a 13-1 career record, including 4-1 in UFC. The Sacramento native is also facing a relatively quick turnaround between fights — he defeated Ricardo Lamas on Dec. 16. The upset win, which Emmett took on short notice, moved him up to No. 4 among the organization’s featherweight contenders

Also at UFC FIGHT NIGHT®, top strawweight contenders collide when number two-ranked Jessica Andrade faces number five-ranked Tecia Torres.

A former strawweight title challenger, Andrade (17-6, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) put on the most dominant performance of her career last September when she won a spectacular decision against Claudia Gadelha. During her stint in the UFC’s 115-pound weight class, she has also netted impressive victories over Angela Hill, Joanne Calderwood and Jessica Penne. Andrade hopes an emphatic win will propel her into another title shot.

Torres (10-1, fighting out of Colorado Springs, CO) is gunning for a rubber match with newly- minted strawweight champion, Rose Namajunas. The two originally met under the Invicta FC banner in 2013, with Torres winning a unanimous decision. Namajunas returned the favor in April 2016. Since then, Torres has gone on a three-fight winning streak, picking up victories against Bec Rawlings, Juliana Lima and Michelle Waterson.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • Welterweight: Ben Saunders vs. Alan Jouban
  • Middleweight: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ilir Latifi
  • Lightweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
  • Welterweight: Mike Perry vs. Alex Griffin
  • Bantamweight: Renan Barao vs. Brian Kelleher
  • Bantamweight: Rani Yahya vs. Russell Doane
  • Light heavyweight: Marcin Prachnio vs. Sam Alvey
  • Women’s bantamweight: Sara McMann vs. Marion Reneau
  • Light heavyweight: Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Aleksandar Rakic

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

Details

Date:
February 24
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Website:
http://www.ufc.com/event/ufc-fight-night-orlando-february-24-2018

Venue

Amway Center
400 W Church St #200
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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