Ariane Lipski vs. Joanne Calderwood Moved from UFC 233 to UFC Fight Night Brooklyn

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 5, 2018


A UFC women’s flyweight bout between Ariane Lipski and Joanne Calderwood is changing locations.

The Las Vegas-based promotion announced Wednesday that Lipski vs. Calderwood will now take place at UFC Fight Night 143 in Brooklyn on Jan. 19 after originally being scheduled for UFC 233 in Anaheim, Calif. on Jan. 26. No reason was given for the change.

Lipski, the former KSW champion known as “The Violence Queen,” will enter her promotional debut on a nine-bout winning streak. Most recently, she took a five-round verdict over Silvana Gomez Juarez at KSW 42 on March 3. Prior to that, the 24-year-old Curitiba native had finished six opponents in a row by way of knockout, technical knockout or submission.

Calderwood, meanwhile, snapped a two-bout skid in her most recent outing, as she submitted Kalindra Faria in the opening stanza at UFC Fight Night 135 on Aug. 25. “JoJo” is 4-3 in the Octagon and 12-3 as a professional overall.

UFC Fight Night Brooklyn will be the promotion’s first event to stream on ESPN+. The card does not yet have a headliner but is expected to include Rachael Ostovich vs. Paige VanZant, Glover Teixeira vs. Ion Cutelaba and Greg Hardy vs. Allen Crowder.

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