Strawweight Bout Between Randa Markos, Juliana Lima in the Works for UFC on FOX 27
— Farah Hannoun (@Farah_Hannoun) November 9, 2017
Both fighters are coming off of losses in their most recent UFC outings. For the Canadian Markos, it was a close and somewhat controversial split decision to Alexa Grasso at UFC: Mexico City last August. It was a fight that Markos felt she deserved to win so she will be looking to make a statement against Lima.
Unable to get a win streak going during her UFC thus far (excluding her time on The Ultimate Fighter 20), Markos (7-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) and has been a staple in the UFC Strawweight rankings since their birth. “Quiet Storm” has the most fights in the division (7).
Some little fun facts about this matchup: Lima has never fought a Canadian and Markos has never fought a Brazilian. Markos has defeated Esparza and Torres (although it was an exhibition) who both defeated Lima. Neither fighter has won via finish in the UFC (excluding TUF).
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