It looks like Sara McMann got her wish.

After months of waiting for around for an opponent to emerge, UFC officials announced McMann will be square off against fellow UFC women’s bantamweight Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night 74 in August.

McMann (8-2), an Olympic Silver medalist in freestyle wrestling and former UFC title contender, was last seen dropping am majority decision to former title contender Miesha Tate at UFC 182 in January. Prior to this win, McMann earned a split decision victory over former Invicta FC champion Lauren Murphy at UFC Fight Night 47.

Andrade (12-4) will also be looking to get back into the win column after she was forced to submit to Marion Reneau just two minutes into their matchup in February. This setback not only snapped her three fight streak but also marked the second time she has been finished inside the Octagon.

UFC Fight Night 74 is set to takes place August 8 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. A light heavyweight bout between former University of Tennessee football player Ovince Saint Preux and former title contender Glover Teixeira will serve as the main event.

About The Author

News Manager

José began his career as a mixed martial arts journalist while still enrolled at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. Since graduating in May 2013, he has attended dozens of high profile UFC fight cards as a credentialed member of the media, providing live cage side coverage through his articles and videos. His work has appeared on UFC.com, ArizonaSports.com and AZCentral. He is also currently one of the main contributors on Power MMA Show at Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, one of the first all MMA radio shows on a major radio station.