With Kay Hansen out due to undisclosed reasons, Montserrat Ruiz and Cheyanne Buys will be looking to put on a show in their UFC debuts at UFC Vegas 22. Milenio was the first to report the scheduled bout between the two strawweights. Ruiz and Buys have been confirmed for the main card. At UFC Vegas 22, Derek Brunson faces Kevin Holland in the main event, whilst Gregor Gillespie vs Brad Riddell is the co-main.
UFC Debuts for Montserrat Ruiz and Cheyanne Buys
Montserrat “Conejo Mad” Ruiz (9-1, 0-0 UFC) steps in to face Buys on just eight days’ notice to compete in her first bout in the promotion.
The Mexican held an unbeaten record in her first eight fights, fighting through a mixture of promotions. Her first loss didn’t come until her first fight in Invicta, when she was defeated via a unanimous decision to Danielle Taylor in December 2018.
The 28-year-old’s next fight didn’t come until July 2020. Her second bout for the promotion was against Janaisa Morandin in the main event at Invicta 41. A glorious submission in the first round clearly interested UFC president Dana White in getting Ruiz signed up.
The 24-year-old started her MMA professional career in 2018 fighting for LFA. The American knocked out Karla Hernandez in the third round, and since this fight, every bout she has won has been by way of a decision.
Buys was noticed on Dana White’s Contender Series back in August 2020 after she was awarded a unanimous decision victory against Hilarie Rose.
With Montserrat Ruiz and Cheyanne Buys being scheduled on the main card, here are the rest of the scheduled fights so far:
- Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs Kevin Holland
- Lightweight: Gregor Gillespie vs Brad Riddell
- Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa vs Don’Tale Mayes
- Welterweight: Song Kenan vs Max Griffin
- Women’s Strawweight: Cheyanne Buys vs Montserrat Ruiz
- Woman’s Bantamweight: Marion Reneau vs Macy Chiasson
- Lightweight: Leonardo Santos vs Grant Dawson
- Middleweight: Trevin Giles vs Roman Dolidze
- Bantamweight: Montel Jackson vs Jesse Strader
- Bantamweight: Johnny Eduardo vs Anthony Birchak
- Bantamweight: Adrian Yanez vs Gustavo Lopez
- Women’s Bantamweight: Julia Avila vs Julija Stoliarenko
- Flyweight: JP Buys vs Bruno Gustavo da Silva
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