Up next for the UFC the #4 and #7 ranked featherweights square off as Josh Emmett faces Jeremy Stephens. UFC on Fox 28 takes place February 24th at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL with four fights webcast at UFC Fight Pass, four prelims and the four-fight main card broadcast on Fox.
13-1 Josh Emmett has quickly risen to the #4 ranking with an Octagon record of 4-1. After losing to former TFC champion and Bellator vet Desmond Green by split decision last April Emmett bounced back with a unanimous decision over unranked Felipe Arantes and a KO of #6 ranked Ricardo Lamas in October and December respectively. #7 ranked Jeremy Stephens has the experience edge at 27-14 overall, a whopping 14-13 in the UFC. Stephens lost to former champion Frankie Edgar and unranked Renato Moicano then came back with a unanimous decision over former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez and #13 ranked Doo Ho Choi, both of which won “Fight of the Night”.
The co-main event takes place in the women’s strawweight division with #2 ranked Jessica Andrade vs. #5 Tecia Torres. 17-6 Andrade holds an Octagon record of 8-4 bonus-winning victories over Joanne Calderwood and Angela Hill leading to a failed title shot against Joanna Jedrejczyk and a unanimous decision over #3 ranked Claudia Gadelha. Torres earned the #5 ranking with a record of 10-1. After a loss to Rose Namajunas in April 2016 Torres rattled off wins over Bec Rawlings, Juliana Lima, and #7 ranked Michelle Waterson.
Prelims at UFC Fight Pass
- BW: Albert Morales vs. Manny Bermudez
- Flyweight: Eric Shelton vs. Alex Perez
- BW: Rani Yahya vs. Russell Doane
- LHW: Sam Alvey vs. Marcin Prachnio
Prelims on Fox
- WW: Ben Saunders vs. Alan Jouban
- W Strawweight: Angela Hill vs. Maryna Moroz
- WBW: Sara McMann vs. Marion Reneau
- BW: Renan Barao vs. Brian Kelleher
- WW: Mike Perry vs. Max Griffin
- LHW: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ilir Latifi
- W Strawweight: Jessica Andrade vs. Tecia Torres
- FW: Josh Emmett vs. Jeremy Stephens