Tonya Evinger faces Marion Reneau at return to bantamweight

Tonya Evinger faces Marion Reneau at return to bantamweight

Former UFC featherweight title contender and Invicta Fighting Championship’s bantamweight title holder, Tonya Evinger, will return back to the 135-pound division when she competes in her second fight in the UFC.

Evinger, a native of Texas, will compete in her home state when she meets Marion Reneau at Frank Erwin Center in Austin on Feb. 18, 2018.

“Triple Threat” Evinger (19-6) is coming off a July 2017, third round TKO loss to Cris Cyborg at UFC 214. The loss came in a fight for the then vacant UFC women’s featherweight title and it was Evinger’s first loss since July 2011.

Reneau (8-3-1) recorded a third round TKO win over Talita Bernardo at UFC Fight Night 115 in September. Her last loss was to Ashlee Evans-Smith in February 2016.

Tickets for the card go on sale on Jan. 5. FS1 will televise the fight card that is headlined by a welterweight bout between Yancy Medeiros and Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone.