Former straight champion is set to headline a card opposite Michelle Waterson on Oct. 12 in Tampa, Fla. officials announced the bout on Friday.

Jedrzejczyk lost the straight title to Rose Namajunas in late 2017. She failed to regain it in an immediate rematch, but then rebounded with a victory over Tecia Torres.

Namajunas still held the belt at the time, so another shot wasn’t yet warranted, so Jedrzejczyk moved up to flyweight where she fought for the vacant 125-pound belt. Shevchenko won that bout in December of 2018.

Ready to get back in the cage, Jedrzejczyk returns to the 115-pound division she once ruled over to face Waterson in a five-round non-championship main event.

A victory over Waterson would put her on the fast track back into title contention, especially since she holds a victory over current champion Jessica Andrade.

Waterson will be eyeing the same championship aspirations should she defeat Jedrzejczyk. Waterson has won her last three bouts. Adding a victory over Jedrzejczyk to her resume would put her in a strong position to challenge for the belt in her next fight.

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officials also confirmed that Mackenzie Dern would return to the Octagon at in Tampa after giving birth to a daughter in June. She will square off with Amanda Ribas in another straight bout.

Also confirmed for in Tampa is a flyweight fight between Deiveson Figueiredo and Timothy Elliott.

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