Jessica-Rose Clark to rematch Pannie Kianzad at UFC Moscow

Jessica-Rose Clark will return to the bantamweight division when she rematches Pannie Kianzad in November.

UFC officials announced the match-up for the UFC Moscow card, scheduled for November 10 (AEST).

Clark and Kianzad first met back in 2015, under the Invicta FC banner where Swedish Kianzad walked away with the unanimous decision victory.

Thirty-one-year-old Clark sports the better UFC record, winning two of her three bouts. The wins came via split decision against fellow Australian Bec Rawlings as well as a unanimous decision against Paige VanZant. The perfect start to her UFC career came to an end in June 2018, with Jessica Eye taking home a unanimous decision. Struggles to make the flyweight mark forced Clark’s bout against Andrea Lee to be scrapped while an injury in May further delayed Clark’s return to the Octagon.

 

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After winning both bouts in Season 28 of The Ultimate Fighter, Kianzad lost to Macy Chiasson in the finale. She bounced back with a win on the regional scene before returning to the UFC back in July, losing to Julia Avila via decision. Kianzad sports a 11-5 pro record.

The card will be headlined by the former heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos taking on Alexander Volkov.

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