UFC Tampa: Preview, pro picks, and interviews
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UFC Fight Night 161 takes place Saturday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, as former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk battles Michelle Waterson in the main event.

Jedrzejczyk (15-3) returns to the strawweight division for the first time since July 2018. She's lost three of her last four fights, with the most recent defeat coming via unanimous decision against Valentina Shevchenko for the vacant flyweight title at UFC 231 in December.

Waterson (17-6) heads into the matchup on a three-fight win streak, including a unanimous-decision victory over former title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC Philadelphia. "The Karate Hottie" has gone the distance in her last four bouts.

The co-main event pits featherweight Cub Swanson against Kron Gracie.

Swanson (25-11) has lost four straight fights and will be looking for his first victory since April 2017. The 35-year-old last competed in May when he suffered a split-decision loss to Shane Burgos at UFC Ottawa.

Gracie (5-0) is coming off an impressive promotional debut in Feburary, during which he submitted Alex Cacares in the first round at UFC Phoenix. The 31-year-old has submitted all five of his opponents.

Here's an updated look at the event:

Main card

  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson
  • Cub Swanson vs. Kron Gracie
  • Mike Davis vs. Thomas Gifford
  • Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Ribas
  • Luis Pena vs. Matt Frevola
  • Eryk Anders vs. Gerald Meerschaert

Prelims

  • James Vick vs. Niko Price
  • Ryan Spann vs. Devin Clark
  • Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Tim Elliott
  • Max Griffin vs. Alex Morono
  • Miguel Baeza vs. Hector Aldana
  • Marvin Vettori vs. Andrew Sanchez
  • JJ Aldrich vs. Lauren Mueller
  • Marlon Vera vs. Andre Ewell

Check out theScore's coverage of UFC Tampa below:

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Anders held WWE's Dolph Ziggler back from fighting Goldberg

Vick trained a month in Thailand ahead of 170-pound fight

Griffin credits military swim training for optimal camp

UFC Tampa preview with Drake Riggs (The Body Lock)

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