LFA champ Lupita Godinez signs with UFC, meets Jessica Penne on April 17

Freshly signed UFC fighter Lupita Godinez will get a previous title opposition in her octagon launching.

Godinez (5-0 Mixed Martial Arts, 0-0 UFC) satisfies Jessica Penne (12-5 Mixed Martial Arts, 1-3 UFC) at UFC on ESPN 22, which happens April 17 at the UFC Pinnacle in Las Vegas.

2 individuals with understanding of the match notified Mixed Martial Arts Addict of the reserving Thursday, however asked to stay confidential because the promo has yet to make a main statement.

Godinez, a 27-year-old Mexican fighter, is unbeaten in her professional Mixed Martial Arts profession. She won the strawweight title in her latest trip when she beat Vanessa Demopoulos by bulk choice at LFA 94.

Penne, who initially was slated to deal with Hannah Goldy this previous Saturday at UFC 260, will make her long-waited for go back to the octagon. Her bout with Goldy was rebooked for April 17, however Goldy was required to withdraw due to unidentified factors. Penne is coming off an almost four-year layoff due to several injuries and a prolonged fight with the U.S. Anti-Doping Firm.

With the modification, the present UFC on ESPN 22 lineup consists of:

  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Robert Whittaker

  • Bartosz Fabinski vs. Gerald Meerschaert

  • Juan Espino vs. Alexander Romanov

  • Drakkar Klose vs. Jeremy Stephens

  • Parker Porter vs. Chase Sherman

  • Tracy Cortez vs. Justine Kish

  • Austin Hubbard vs. Natan Levy

  • Alex Munoz vs. Luis Pena

  • Costs Algeo vs. Ricardo Ramos

  • Lupita Godinez vs. Jessica Penne

  • Anthony Birchak vs. Tony Seriously

  • Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Jacob Malkoun

  • Zarah Fairn vs. Josiane Nunes

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.