UFC are looking to book a fight between Tracy Cortez and Justine Kish for their April 17th “Fight Night” card. The potential matchup was first reported by Nolan King and John Morgan of MMA Junkie.
Should the fight be booked, it will join a card that does not have a confirmed venue at the moment.
Cortez will look to continue the momentum she has had for most of her pro career. After losing her first fight as a pro, Cortez put together five wins on the regional scene before being scouted on TV show “Dana White’s Contender Series.”
Cortez won her UFC debut in 2019, defeating Vanessa Melo via decision. She recently picked up her second win as a pro, winning against Stephanie Egger on scorecards in October.
The fight between Kish and Cortez is reportedly expected to be at flyweight, making it the first fight at the weight class for Cortez since her “Contender Series” fight.
Kish will aim to return to the win column in April. Her last fight was a loss, as Sabina Mazo caught her in the third round of action with a rear naked choke. Her UFC record is currently even with three wins and three losses.
If the fight will be finalized, it will join a “Fight Night” event that currently has a middleweight main event between Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa planned. Here is the lineup for that show.
Bout 4: Robert Whittaker (22-5) vs. Paulo Costa (13-1) (Middleweight)
Bout 3: Gerald Meerschaert (31-14) vs. Bartosz Fabinski (15-4) (Middleweight)
Bout 2: Chase Sherman (15-6) vs. Parker Porter (11-6) (Heavyweight)
Bout 1: Tracy Cortez (8-1) vs. Justine Kish (7-3) (Flyweight)