Andrea Lee will make history on Saturday as one of the first women to feature on a UFC card in Abu Dhabi.

Flyweight Lee, who has a record of 11-2 in professional MMA, rides a seven-fight winning streak into her matchup with rough tough Scottish opponent Joanne Calderwood at UFC 242 on the preliminary card of unbeaten lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s title defence against Dustin Poirier at YAS Arena. 

“For sure, we’re making history and I’m honored I was one of the females that was chosen to come out here to make history and fight here in Abu Dhabi,” Lee told MMA Fighting at the recent media day

“It is definitely groundbreaking. It just shows that women’s MMA is exploding and we’re finally getting the respect we deserve and I’m happy to be a part of it…Being able to fight on a Khabib and Dustin Poirier card its unbelievable you know. I’m very excited about that alone.”

The honor of being the first female martial artists to fight in Abu Dhabi under the UFC will officially go to Georgian ‘She Wolf’ Liana Jojua and Sarah Moras, who also feature in the preliminary bouts.

Should be a good card. 

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