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Felice Herrig to return after lengthy layoff, meets Karolina Kowalkiewicz in rematch

Felice Herrig (14-9) will return to the UFC octagon for the first since August 2020 when she meets former UFC strawweight title contender Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-7) in a rematch at UFC Vegas 56 on June 4.

The two women met for the first time in April 2018 with Kowalkiewicz taking the nod by way of split decision. The loss was the first of three straight for Herrig who has not had her hand raised since December 2017 when she defeated Cortney Casey.

Herrig, who has been battling knee injuries which required surgery, first arrived in the UFC on the set of the Ultimate Fighter season 20 in 2014.

Kowalkiewicz is also in desperate need of a win, having dropped five consecutive bouts.  The last win that the Polish fighter record was the split decision victory over Herrig four years ago.

UFC Vegas 56 fight card:

Alexander Volkov vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Dan Ige vs. Movsar Evloev

Erin Blanchfield vs. JJ Aldrich

Rinat Fakhretdinov vs. Andreas Michailidis

Jeff Molina vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov

Johnny Munoz vs. Tony Gravely

Niklas Stolze vs. Benoit Saint Denis

Ode Osbourne vs. Zarrukh Adashev

Joe Solecki vs. Alex da Silva

Felice Herrig vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Alonzo Menifield vs. Askar Mozharov

Karine Silva vs. Poliana Botelho

Michael Trizano vs. Lucas Almeida

Damon Jackson vs. Daniel Argueta

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