Andrea Lee thinks she has a good chance to put herself at the top of list as a contender to challenge UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko with a win at UFC 242.
With her even stepping in the Octagon, she is already set to make history as one of the first women to feature on a UFC card in Abu Dhabi.
Lee, who has a record of 11-2 in professional MMA, rides a seven-fight winning streak into her matchup with Joanne Calderwood.
“For sure, we’re making history and I’m honored I was one of the females that was chosen to come out here to make history and fight here in Abu Dhabi,” Lee told MMA Fighting at the recent media day.
“It is definitely groundbreaking. It just shows that women’s MMA is exploding and we’re finally getting the respect we deserve and I’m happy to be a part of it…Being able to fight on a Khabib and Dustin Poirier card its unbelievable you know. I’m very excited about that alone.”
UFC 242 takes place at The Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.