FIRST THREE FIGHTS ANNOUNCED FOR UFC AT CENTURYLINK ARENA
Boise, ID (4/20/18)— The UFC has announced the first three fights for UFC Fight Night in Boise, set to be held at CenturyLink Arena on July 14th.
Cat “Alpha” Zingano (9-3-0) looks to snap out of a three-fight skid after winning the first nine fights of her pro career when she faces Marion “The Bruiser” Reneau ( 9-3-1) in a women’s bantamweight bout. Zingano, a 35 year-old fighter out of Broomfield, Colorado and the sixth-ranked female bantamweight, returns to the Octagon for her sixth fight with UFC after losing a split decision to Ketlen Vieira at UFC 222.
Reneau, a 40 year-old fighter out of Visalia, California and the seventh-ranked bantamweight, is coming off back-to-back victories with wins in three of her last four outings, in addition to a draw at UFC Fight Night 106. Reneau is coming off a second-round submission victory over Sara McMann at UFC on Fox 28, and she prepares for her ninth UFC bout.
Both fighters carry impressive resumes, with Zingano facing Ronda Rousey in a defeat during the main event of UFC 184 but defeating Amanda Nunes at UFC 178 and taking down Miesha Tate during the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 17, both wins by TKO. Reneau fell to Holly Holmes at UFC Fight Night 71.
Liz “Girl-rilla” Carmouche (11-6-0) will square off against Jennifer Maia (15-4-1) in a women’s flyweight bout. The 34 year-old Carmouche, fighting out of San Diego, California, is the seventh-ranked female flyweight fighter and will be making her eighth appearance at UFC, looking to bounce back from a defeat in her last outing to Alexis Davis via split decision at UFC 123. Carmouche’s last five fights for UFC have all gone to the scorecard.
Maia, a 29 year-old fighter from Brazil, will make her UFC debut after signing with the promotion in February. She enters with a six-fight winning streak, her last three fights coming at Invicta FC where she was the Flyweight Champion. Her fight in Boise will be her first since a unanimous decision victory in December over Aga Niedzwiedz at Invicta FC 26.
The first fight announced for the men is a flyweight bout, as Justin “Tank” Scoggins (11-4-0) takes on Said Nurmagomedov (11-1-0), with Nurmagomedov ready to make his UFC debut. Scoggins, a 25 year-old out of Spartanburg, South Carolina, will make his ninth appearance for UFC, where he has gone 4-4-0. He seeks to snap a two-fight skid following a second-round submission defeat to Yuta Sasaki at UFC Fight Night 111 in June. Scoggins won the first nine fights of his career after turning pro in February 2012.
Nurmagomedov is the cousin of UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, and the 26 year-old Russian fighter is ready to leave his own mark. He has won five straight fights, all with World Fighting Championship Akhmat. Nurmagomedov has won six career fights via unanimous decision, including his most recent victory at WFCA 42 against Luis Alberto Nogueira in September.
Additions to the fight card for UFC at CenturyLink Arena will be announced in the near future. Tickets will go on sale at the CenturyLink Arena Box Office on May 18th.
For more information in the coming weeks, contact the CenturyLink Arena Box Office at 331-TIXS or visit centurylinkarenaboise.com.
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