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Felicia Spencer vs Danyelle Wolf Agreed for May 22

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A featherweight scrap between Felicia Spencer and Danyelle Wolf makes an early addition to the UFC’s May 22 card, according to reports from The card is currently in its infancy, with just three fights booked thus far.

Danyelle Wolf’s promotional debut comes against featherweight contender Felicia Spencer

American Danyelle Wolf, 37, holds a distinguished career in amateur boxing and fought her way into the UFC via a decision victory on the Dana White Contender Series, which was also her professional debut in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.

She has a tough task on her UFC debut against the veteran from Canada, Felicia Spencer, however, who is 8-2 in her professional career. A perennial UFC contender, Spencer has lost only to the highest caliber of competition in Women’s MMA, Amanda Nunes, and Cris Cyborg, both current champions in the UFC and Bellator, respectively. The former Invicta FC champion also has a notable submission victory over title challenger Megan Anderson.

Still, several months away, the May card remains in the nascent stages. Other fights booked include a pivotal strawweight clash between Carla Esparza and Yan Xiaonan and Czech Republic’s David Dvořák looks to extend his 15-fight professional winning steak when he takes on Brazil’s Raulian Paiva in the bantamweight division.

Will UFC newcomer Wolf translate her boxing experience into the octagon? Or can Women’s MMA stalwart Spencer prove that she’s still amongst the elite?

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Dan is a regular contributor to OverTimeHeroics and writes about all things MMA, with a particular focus on the UFC. He is deeply passionate about combat sports and follows developments in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) diligently.

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