01 Jan Erin Blanchfield rebooks octagon debut vs. Sarah Alpar at UFC 266
Highly touted prospect Erin Blanchfield has a new date for her octagon debut.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Blanchfield will face Sarah Alpar at UFC 266 in a flyweight matchup. The event takes place Sept. 4 at a location and venue yet to be announced. MMA Junkie was first to report the booking.
Blanchfield makes her first UFC walk on a three-fight winning streak. “Cole Blooded” is 6-1 as a pro with her lone loss coming via split decision to Tracy Cortez at Invicta FC 34 in February 2019. The 22-year-old was set to make her promotional debut at April’s UFC Vegas 23 event before her bout was scratched by the Nevada Athletic Commission after opponent Norma Dumont missed weight by 3.5 pounds.
Alpar, a Dana White’s Contender Series contract winner, will look to pick up her first UFC victory as she returns to the flyweight division for the first time since 2015. “Too Sweet” will look to bounce back from her octagon debut TKO loss to Jessica-Rose Clark at UFC Vegas 11 in September.
UFC 266 will be headlined by a light heavyweight championship matchup between Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira.