Flyweights Mariya Agapova and Melissa Gatto are focused to make their octagon debuts on the UFC occasion scheduled for June 13, a number of sources advised MMA Combating following a report from Combate.
The June 13 present was initially scheduled to happen in Kazakhstan, however the UFC was pressured to alter plans as a result of coronavirus pandemic. It’s nonetheless unclear how Gatto will safe her work visa to enter america with consulates closed in Brazil.
Born in Kazakhstan, Agapova (8-1) scored back-to-back first-round stoppages over Alexa Conners and Marilia Santos in lower than a month within the Invicta FC cage final yr, bouncing again from her first profession loss at Dana White’s Contender Sequence, a choice defeat to future UFC prospect Tracy Cortez.
Agapova, 23, was anticipated to compete final time in February, however was faraway from a battle with Daiana Torquato as a consequence of an auto-pedestrian accident in South Florida.
Gatto (6-0-2) signed with the UFC on a month’s discover to face Talita Bernardo in a bantamweight bout in Might 2019, however withdrew with an harm. Gatto was then pulled from a battle with Julia Avila two months later after testing optimistic for furosemide in an out-of-competition take a look at. Her one-year suspension ends June 5.