Ailin Perez, Dariya Zheleznyakova to Meet at UFC Paris on Sept. 28

July 10, 2024
Ailin Perez will lock horns with Dariya Zheleznyakova in a women’s bantamweight clash when the Ultimate Fighting Championship heads to Paris on Sept. 28.

Both fighters confirmed the pairing on social media following an initial report from MMA Latinoamerica. The UFC Fight night will take place at the Accor Arena and features a five-round lightweight showdown pitting Benoit St. Denis against Renato Carneiro.

After losing her Octagon debut to Stephanie Egger, Perez has rebounded to win three consecutive outings within the Las Vegas-based promotion. Most recently, the Argentinian took a three-round verdict against Joselyne Edwards at UFC 302 on June 1. Her current winning streak also includes decision triumphs over Lucie Pudilova and Ashlee Evans-Smith.

Zheleznyakova, meanwhile, has been victorious in nine of her first 10 professional outings. The 28-year-old Russian enjoyed a successful promotional debut, as she outpointed Montserrat Rendon at UFC on ESPN 53 on March 23.


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