Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Heather Clark set for UFC Fight Night: Rotterdam

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has made an intriguing strawweight booking for an upcoming show at Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands on May 8. According to reports, Karolina Kowalkiewicz is set to face off against TUF 20 veteran Heather Clark.

The UFC announced the matchup for UFC Fight Night 87 on Monday morning.

Kowalkiewicz (8-0) made her UFC debut in December of last year. In that bout, the Polish prospect scored a unanimous decision victory over Randa Markos. Clark (7-4) will be stepping into the cage for the first time since defeating Bec Rawlings at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale in December of 2014.

It will be interesting to see how the veteran returns from her lengthy layoff to take on Karolina Kowalkiewicz, one of the top prospects in the division.

UFC Fight Night 87: Rotterdam is headlined by a heavyweight clash between Andrei Arlovski and Alistair Overeem.

The current fight card for the event can be seen below:

  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Alistair Overeem
  • Antonio Silva vs. Stefan Struve
  • Rashid Magomedov vs. Chris Wade
  • Yan Cabral vs. Reza Madadi
  • Magnus Cedenblad vs. Garreth McLellan
  • Peter Sobotta vs. Dominic Waters
  • Gunnar Nelson vs. Albert Tumenov
  • Nick Hein vs. Jon Tuck
  • Francimar Barroso vs. Nikita Krylov
  • Heather Jo Clark vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

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