Kowalkiewicz Eyes Championship/Motherhood
Walking into the UFC’s return to Philadelphia on Saturday night, Karolina Kowalkiewicz has made it clear that her career is on borrowed time.
The UFC strawweight contender faces Michelle Waterson at UFC on ESPN 2, but sees another challenge awaiting her…motherhood
Kowalkiewicz’ partner has pushed for her to start a family, but the former title challenger has made a “compromise” to ensure she can fight for a few more years.
“I want to have children,” Kowalkiewicz told MMA Junkie at UFC on ESPN 2 open workouts. “For sure I want to fight three years, but we’ll see. Maybe it will be three or four years.”
Kowalkiewicz looks to get back into the title picture after Jessica Andrade dropped the Polish fighter with a one-punch knockout at UFC 228.
“I know I have to win a few fights to get a title shot,” Kowalkiewicz said of her path ahead. “But if I won with Michelle, I would be one step closer.”
Look Below For The Full UFC On ESPN 2 Card.
UFC on ESPN 2 Main Card on ESPN (7 p.m. ET)
155 lbs.: Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje
185 lbs.: David Branch vs. Jack Hermansson
145 lbs.: Josh Emmett vs. Michael Johnson
115 lbs.: Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Michelle Waterson
205 lbs.: Paul Craig vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
145 lbs.: Sheymon Moraes vs. Sodiq Yusuff
UFC on ESPN 2 Prelims on ESPN (5 p.m. ET):
115 lbs.: Jessica Aguilar vs. Marina Rodriguez
155 lbs.: Desmond Green vs. Ross Pearson
145 lbs.: Kevin Aguilar vs. Enrique Barzola
185 lbs.: Kevin Holland vs. Gerald Meerschaert
UFC on ESPN 2 Prelims on ESPN+ (3:30 p.m. ET):
Watch ‘Barboza Vs. Gaethje’ On ESPN+ Here!
135 lbs.: Ray Borg vs. Casey Kenney
125 lbs.: Maryna Moroz vs. Sabina Mazo
135 lbs.: Mark De La Rosa vs. Alex Perez
Initial Report: MMAJunkie