Highly publicized prospect Erin Blanchfield has set a new date for her Octagon debut.
Several people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that Blanchfield will face Sarah Alpar at UFC 266 Flyweight. The event will take place on September 4th, with a venue and venue yet to be announced. MMA Junkie was the first to announce the booking.
Blanchfield makes his first outing in the UFC in a three-win streak. Cole Bloaded 6-1 as a pro, her only loss was a split decision to Tracy Cortez at Invicta FC 34 in February 2019. The 22-year-old was scheduled to make her promotion debut at UFC Vegas 23 in April. The Nevada Athletic Commission scratched her fight after rival Norma Dumont lost 3.5 pounds.
Alpar, a Dana White’s Contender Series winner, will aim for her first UFC win when she returns to flyweight for the first time since 2015. “Too Sweet” will be looking to bounce back from their debut TKO defeat to Jessica in the Octagon. -Rose Clark at UFC Vegas 11 in September.
UFC 266 will lead the light heavyweight title match between Jan Blachovic and Glover Teixeira.