(You’re hired. / Photo via MixedMartialArts.com)
Bantamweight babe Alexandra Albu just picked up her first assignment in the UFC. The Russian striker — who holds a completely unverifiable record of “5-0″ — will make her Octagon debut against WMMA journeywoman Julie Kedzie (16-12 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 33: Hunt vs. Bigfoot, December 6th in Brisbane, Australia. UFC officials announced the bout yesterday.
Normally, this would be the part where I’d lament the fact that the UFC is throwing a total rookie (and such a pretty girl!) up against a veteran with 28 professional fights, but you know what, I’m not going to do that this time. Kedzie has spent her career tangling with elite fighters like Tara LaRosa, Gina Carano, Shayna Baszler, and Miesha Tate…and she’s been beaten by all of them. The crazy cat lady is currently on a three-fight losing skid, and hasn’t won a fight in over two years. Maybe her “experience edge” just means she knows how to lose. I don’t know. I’m not going to count Alexandra out yet. There’s just something about this woman.
The current UFC Fight Night 33 lineup is after the jump…
Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. James Te Huna
Ryan Bader vs. Anthony Perosh
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Nam Phan
Pat Barry vs. Soa Palelei
Dylan Andrews vs. Clint Hester
Caio Magalhaes vs. Nick Ring
Brian Melancon vs. Robert Whittaker
Krzysztof Jotko vs. Bruno Santos
Alex Garcia vs. Andreas Stahl
Aleksandra Albu vs. Julie Kedzie