It appears that Bec Rawlings has a new opponent for the UFC Fight Night 121 co-main event.
Rawlings announced via Twitter on Wednesday that original foe Joanne Calderwood is injured and that she will now be facing Jessica-Rose Clark on Nov. 18. The UFC has not yet confirmed the change.
UFC Fight Night 121 takes place at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia and is headlined by a heavyweight clash between Fabricio Werdum and Marcin Tybura. The card airs on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Rawlings will look to halt a two-fight skid after falling to Paige VanZant and Tecia Torres in her most recent Octagon appearances. The 31-year-old Brisbane, Australia, native is 2-3 during her promotional tenure and 7-6 as a professional overall.
Also a native of Australia, the 29-year-old Clark last competed on Aug. 18, when she captured a split decision triumph against Carina Damm at Titan FC 45. The Australian Top Team representative had been booked to face Vanessa Porto at Invicta FC 26 on Dec. 8, but it is unlikely if she will be able to remain on that card.
Yeah sooo the bad news is Joanne Calderwood is injured & out of the fight buuuut I’m still fighting & against another tough Aussie Jessica Rose Clarke Co-main event vs #ufc #ufcsydney #rowdybec #flyweight pic.twitter.com/5gluI6MItE— Bec Rawlings (@RowdyBec) November 8, 2017