The last Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event in London, England, went so well that the promotion immediately began making plans to return to the United Kingdom as soon as possible. That means an extra event in July, already a stacked month with two pay-per-view (PPV) events. Sandwiched between will be the next UFC “London” show on July 23, 2022, inside O2 Arena.
And “Meatball” Molly McCann will be there.
As officially announced by UFC Europe, McCann will face Hannah Goldy in a women’s Flyweight bout.
McCann is currently on a two-fight win streak, with her last win over Luana Carolina at UFC London in March being an early “Knockout of the Year” contender. Overall, “Meatball” is 5-3 UFC, 12-4 MMA. Goldy, meanwhile, will fight for the first time since an armbar win over Emily Whitmire in Sept. 2021. Prior to that, she suffered losses to Diana Belbita and Miranda Granger in her other UFC fights. She carries a 1-2 UFC, 6-2 MMA record.
The upcoming UFC London will be headlined by a Heavyweight match up between Curtis Blaydes and Tom Aspinall. Also confirmed for the card: a Middleweight tilt between Jack Hermansson and Darren Till, as well as a Light Heavyweight bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Nikita Krylov. Surging prospect Muhammad Mokaev also fights Charles Johnson at Flyweight.
As of this writing, there’s no confirmation on whether “Meatball’s” partner in crime, Paddy Pimblett, will fight on the card. In a recent interview over UFC 274 weekend, Pimblett expressed interest in fighting on the card, but implied there were still issues surrounding pay to sort out first.