JJ Aldrich vs Veronica Hardy among fights confirmed for UFC St. Louis in May

JJ Aldrich faces Veronica Hardy at UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Nascimento in St. Louis, MO

The flyweight bout between JJ Aldrich and Veronica Hardy has been made official today, along other matchups, for UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Nascimento in St. Louis, MO. The MMA event airs live on Saturday, May 11.

JJ Aldrich (13-6) is riding a two-fight winning streak. In her previous outing last October, the Denver, Colorado native scored a unanimous decision against Montana De La Rosa. Last August, the 31-year-old stopped Liang Na in the second round.

Nottingham, England-based Veronica Hardy (8-4-1) is coming off the win by unanimous decision against Jamey-Lyn Horth last December. Last March, the 28-year-old native of Caracas, Venezuela similarly defeated Juliana Miller.

The promotion also confirmed (via press release) the main event bout, pitting former heavyweight title challenger and no. 12-ranked contender Derrick Lewis (27-12, 1 NC) of New Orleans, Louisiana against No. 15 Rodrigo Nascimento (11-1, 1 NC) of Brazil. The co-main event features No. 12-ranked light heavyweight contender Alonzo Menifield (15-3-1) of Los Angeles up against Carlos Ulberg (9-1) of New Zealand.

The previously reported flyweight bout between Michael Johnson and Matt Frevola is no longer featured on the card. The current lineup looks as the following:

  • Derrick Lewis vs. Rodrigo Nascimento, heavyweight
  • Alonzo Menifield vs. Carlos Ulberg, light heavyweight
  • Terrance McKinney vs. Esteban Ribovics, lightweight
  • Tecia Torres vs. Tabatha Ricci, women’s strawweight
  • Alex Caceres vs. Sean Woodson, featherweight
  • Chase Hooper vs. Viacheslav Borshchev, lightweight
  • Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs. Robelis Despaigne, heavyweight
  • Trey Waters vs. Billy Goff, welterweight
  • Charles Johnson vs. Jake Hadley, flyweight
  • Jared Gooden vs. Kevin Jousset, welterweight
  • JJ Aldrich vs. Veronica Hardy, flyweight
Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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