Irina Alekseeva and Melissa Dixon are set to face off in an anticipated bout scheduled for an upcoming UFC event on October 14. Reliable sources have confirmed this exciting matchup, although the exact location and venue are yet to be determined.
Irina Alekseeva, also known as “Russian Ronda,” will be making her second appearance in the octagon. Her debut in UFC Vegas 72 showcased her skills as she swiftly defeated Stephanie Egger with a kneebar in a little over two minutes. Prior to joining the UFC, the 33-year-old fighter secured a unanimous decision victory over Stephanie Page at Bellator 269 in October 2021.
On the other hand, Melissa Dixon, a 31-year-old rising star, will make her UFC debut after being signed directly by the promotion in June. Dixon boasts an impressive undefeated record of 5-0, having competed for Golden Ticket Promotions where she achieved a 3-0 record. She then moved on to Ares FC, where she emerged victorious in both of her appearances. In her most recent fight at Ares FC 9 last November, Dixon displayed her skills by securing a first-round TKO against Darya Zheleznyakova. Currently, she sits just outside the top-15 of the MMA Hook Global Rankings.
Damon Martin contributed to the information in this report.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC women’s bantamweight matchup
When is the UFC event featuring Irina Alekseeva vs. Melissa Dixon scheduled?
The UFC event featuring the matchup between Irina Alekseeva and Melissa Dixon is scheduled for October 14.
Has Irina Alekseeva fought in the UFC before?
Yes, Irina Alekseeva has previously fought in the UFC. Her impressive debut took place at UFC Vegas 72, where she finished Stephanie Egger with a kneebar in just over two minutes.
What is Melissa Dixon’s fighting record?
Melissa Dixon currently holds an undefeated record of 5-0. She has competed in promotions such as Golden Ticket Promotions and Ares FC, where she achieved notable victories.
Is this Melissa Dixon’s UFC debut?
Yes, the matchup against Irina Alekseeva will mark Melissa Dixon’s UFC debut. She was signed directly by the promotion in June and will now make her first appearance in the UFC octagon.
Where will the UFC event take place?
The specific location and venue for the UFC event on October 14, featuring Irina Alekseeva vs. Melissa Dixon, are yet to be determined.