For her next fight, Molly McCann will cross the new step and enter The Big Apple.

McCann has been booked against Erin Blanchfield, a rising prospect in the women’s match for UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden in New York on November 12. Proudly, Blanchfield announced the booking on her Instagram account on Thursday. The UFC hasn’t made any formal announcements of the matchup yet, but the MMA junkie confirmed it with an additional person who wished to remain ignorant.

McCann (13-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC), 32, is on a hot composure of three consecutive victories, including back-to-back spinning elbow finishes of Luana Carolina and most recently Hannah Goldie at UFC Fight Night 208 last month. have been involved. The British fighter’s popularity soared in 2022, with both his knockouts in front of a fierce crowd at The O2 in London. The trip to New York will mark her fifth appearance in the US where she leads 3-1, her lone defeat in what could be a unanimous decision for Lara Procopio at UFC Fight Night 184 in Las Vegas.

McCann expressed a desire to fight Antonina Shevchenko after UFC London, but would instead fight Blanchefield (9–1 MMA, 3–0 UFC), who lost Tracy Cortez’s split-decision loss to Invicta FC in February 2019 Haven’t tasted defeat since. Since then, Blanchfield, 23, has won six consecutive fights, including her first three UFC appearances. He most recently hit JJ Aldrich with a guillotine choke at UFC Fight Night 207 in June.

Additionally, the updated UFC 281 lineup includes:

Champion Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira – Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann for the middleweight title
For more information on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s Event Hub for UFC 281.

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