UFC 281 adds Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez to lineup

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A strawweight matchup is the latest addition to UFC 281.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz(13-7 MMA, 6-7 UFC) faces Silvana Gomez Juarez (11-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) on Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Both fighters confirmed the matchup on social media after an initial report by ESPN Deportes.

Kowalkiewicz snapped a five-fight losing skid when she choked out Felice Herrig at UFC Fight Night 207 in June. The submission marked the former title challenger’s first octagon finish.

After dropping her first two octagon bouts to Lupita Godinez and Vanessa Demopoulos, Argentina’s Juarez rebounded with a knockout win over Na Liang at UFC 275 in June.

With the addition, the UFC 281 lineup includes:

  • Champion Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira – for middleweight title

  • Champion Carla Esparza vs. Zhang Weili – for women’s strawweight title

  • Erin Blanchfield vs. Molly McCann

  • Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann

  • Seungwoo Choi vs. Mike Trizano

  • Renato Moicano vs. Brad Riddell

  • Silvana Gomez Juarez vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie