August 20 will probably be a giant night time within the ladies’s super-lightweight division as Kali Reis and Mary McGee make their returns to the ring in respective bouts. On the road are three of the 4 main belts within the division, doubtlessly making this card the start of a mini-tournament for super-lightweight supremacy. Chantelle Cameron (14-0, 8 KO) is the proprietor of the final remaining puzzle piece, the WBC belt.
The principle occasion sees Australian Diana Prazak (14-3, 9 KO) taking up WBA champion Kali Reis (17-7-1, 5 KO). If Prazak’s identify rings a bell, it’s doubtless from her devastating knockout of Swedish famous person Frida Wallberg in 2013. Sadly, Prazak has been inactive for almost seven years since a stoppage loss to Delfine Persoon in 2014, returning in March of this 12 months for a tune-up in opposition to a 1-11 fighter in Tijuana. Her solely different two losses got here in her skilled debut and in opposition to Holly Holm in 2012. The lengthy interval of inactivity is a little bit of a trigger for concern although, particularly in opposition to somebody like Reis whose fingers are a lot heavier than her knockout ratio would possibly recommend.
Reis, fresh off her acclaimed film debut, is making her first defence of the WBA belt she gained in a vacant title struggle in opposition to Kandi Wyatt in November of final 12 months. Her most noteworthy struggle thus far got here in a loss in opposition to former undisputed champion Cecilia Braekhus. Regardless of being on the unsuitable finish of a choice, Reis gave an awesome account of herself, dropping and hurting the champion in spherical 7 of what was a aggressive and actually pleasant struggle to look at.
Within the co-headliner, IBF champion Mary McGee (27-3, 15 KO) seeks so as to add the vacant WBO belt to her assortment as she takes on the well-seasoned and two-time IBF light-weight champion Victoria Noelia Bustos (21-6). Every of the Argentinian’s 27 skilled bouts have gone the space, so search for her to attempt to outpoint McGee as she tries to change into a world champion for the third time. Each fighters share losses in opposition to Erica Farias, for no matter that’s price.
McGee is on a seven-fight win streak since back-to-back losses in opposition to Holly Holm and Erica Farias in 2013. 4 of these victories got here by knockout, and it might be fairly spectacular if she might construct on that with a stoppage of Bustos, though that appears fairly unlikely given the veteran’s sturdiness.
If McGee and Reis come by way of these exams victorious, which they need to, a unification between the 2 could be an awesome reward for the followers and a showcase that each boxers deserve at this level of their careers. An eventual undisputed showdown with Chantelle Cameron is a extremely attractive matchup as effectively.
The third struggle is a welterweight contest between Alma Ibarra (8-1, 4 KO) and the aforementioned Kandi Wyatt (10-2, 3 KO). Ibarra is coming off a decisive UD victory over Maricela Cornejo on the undercard of Ring Metropolis USA’s March 18 occasion that includes Machado vs Fierro in Puerto Rico.
Undefeated Raquel Miller (10-0, 4 KO), who beat Ibarra in her most up-to-date struggle, is about to make her return on the undercard in opposition to an opponent but to be named. This card will probably be accessible on UFC Struggle Go.