Strawweight champ Estrada set for Aug. 6 return


After months out of the ring waiting for a fight, WBA strawweight champion Seniesa Estrada told ESPN on Tuesday she is returning to the ring on Aug. 6 against Anabel Ortiz.

She also announced her return on Twitter on Tuesday and will be on the undercard of the Vergil Ortiz Jr.-Michael McKinson fight in Texas.

The fight against Ortiz will be a rematch of her fight on March 20, 2021 when she won the strawweight title in a unanimous decision win over Ortiz where she knocked the former champion down in the first round and dominated the fight.

The 29-year-old Estrada (22-0, 9 KO), who is ESPN’s No. 6 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, last fought in December, when she knocked out Maria Micheo Santizo in the fourth round. This will be the second defense of Estrada’s title.

Ortiz (31-5, 4 KO) has lost her last two fights — by unanimous decision to Estrada where she lost her title and then last December to Marlen Esparza in a fight for the WBC flyweight title. Prior to her loss to Estrada, Ortiz had a 21-fight win streak dating back to 2012, when she was defeated by Yesica Yolanda Bopp. Four of Ortiz’s five career losses came in world title fights.

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