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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