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Molly McCann to Revitalize Career in Strawweight Rematch Against Diana Belbita at UFC Fight Night

In a bid for rejuvenation, Molly McCann is set to rewrite history as she ventures into the strawweight division to face Diana Belbita once more in a highly-anticipated rematch.

McCann, with a professional record of 13 wins and 6 losses, is making a pivotal move down to 115 pounds for her clash against Belbita (15-8) on February 3rd. The location for the event hasn't yet been disclosed, as confirmed by promotion officials in a Wednesday morning announcement.

The two fighters previously collided in an intense flyweight encounter back in October 2019, where McCann emerged victorious via unanimous decision. Despite a point deduction against Belbita for cage grabbing in Round 2, McCann's dominance remained undeterred, sealing her win convincingly.

Following an impressive three-fight winning streak highlighted by two consecutive Performance of the Night knockouts, McCann encountered setbacks, facing submission defeats in her last two bouts. Her decision to move to the strawweight division signifies a strategic shift to revive her career and seek success in new horizons.

On the other side of the octagon, Belbita, since she transitioned to strawweight, has showcased a mixed run of results in her last four fights. Notably, she secured a unanimous decision victory against Maria Oliveira at UFC 289 but suffered a setback in a decision loss to Karolina Kowalkiewicz in October.

The impending rematch between McCann and Belbita promises to reignite sparks in their rivalry, now unfolding in a different weight class. McCann’s pursuit of redemption and Belbita’s quest for retribution could potentially shape a new narrative in their ongoing saga.

With McCann's strategic move to the strawweight division and Belbita's determination to rebound from recent setbacks, UFC Fight Night on February 3rd is poised to showcase a gripping clash of resilience and determination between two tenacious fighters aiming to make a defining statement in their respective careers.


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