Tracy Cortez set to return against Melissa Gatto

Tracy Cortez set to return against Melissa Gatto

Come May 7th, Tracy Cortez will return to the UFC octagon after a year-long layoff.

Cortez announced the fight last week via Twitter:

We have not seen the women’s flyweight prospect since April of last year when she defeated Justine Kish via split decision. 

Cortez signed with the UFC following her 2019 Dana White’s Contender Series win over Mariya Agapova. Since then, she has gone undefeated in the UFC and holds a 9-1-0 record as a professional. 

The 28-year-old will take on undefeated 26-year-old Melissa Gatto at UFC 274 on May 7th in Pheonix, Arizona. 

Gatto is 8-0-2 as a professional and is riding a five-fight win streak. In her last outing, she defeated Sijara Eubanks by way of a vicious body kick.

 

The two young prospects will face off on a stacked night of fights. As of now, the card is as follows:

Lightweight Title Main Event: Justin Gaethje vs. Charles Oliveira  

Lightweight Co-Main Event: Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson

Heavyweight: Blagoy Ivanov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima 

Lightweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon

Light Heavyweight: Ovince St. Preux vs. Mauricio Rua

Welterweight: Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams

Women’s Featherweight: Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont 

Women’s Strawweight: Lupita Godinez vs. Ariane Carnelossi 

Women’s Flyweight: Tracy Cortez vs. Melissa Gatto

Flyweight: C.J. Vergara vs. Kleydson Rodrigues

Bantamweight: Journey Newson vs. Fernie Garcia

Flyweight: Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell

Lightweight: Michael Johnson vs. Alan Patrick

Welterweight: Danny Roberts vs. Francisco Trinaldo

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