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Andrea “KGB” Lee to fight at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi

Same fight card as Nurmagomedov v Dustin Poirier

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  • Joel Rodgers

The UFC has not officially announced the contest, but both fighters have agreed, and it’s happening.

Andrea “KGB” Lee and Joanne Calderwood are meeting up at UFC 242, which takes place Sept. 7 at The Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The same card as Nurmagomedov v Dustin Poirier

Andrea Lee (11-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) was in action in June, scoring a decision win over Montana De La Rosa. “KGB” is undefeated in the UFC, also owning victories over Ashlee Evans-Smith and Veronica Macedo.

Calderwood (13-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) returns to action following a disappointing decision loss to Katlyn Chookagian at June’s UFC 238 event. Prior to the setback, the Scottish striker had put together back-to-back wins over Ariane Lipski and Kalindra Faria.

Official UFC rankings have Calderwood at #5 and Lee at #7, although a win for Lee would really boost her hopes significantly of getting the next crack at the belt, which Valentina Shevchenko is expected to defend against Liz Carmouche next month in Uruguay.

With the addition to the card, UFC 242 now includes:

  • Champ Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Interim champ Dustin Poirier
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Curtis Blaydes
  • Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
  • Diego Ferreira vs. Mairbek Taisumov
  • Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
  • Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalen
  • Bruno Silva vs. Khalid Taha
  • Muslim Salikhov vs. Nordine Taleb
  • Omari Akhmedov vs. Zak Cummings
  • Don Madge vs. Magomed Mustafaev
  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee

For more on UFC 242, check out the MMA Schedule.

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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