Miranda Granger breathes during a recovery period of one of her training exercises at Charlie’s Combat Club on July 26, 2019, in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Miranda Granger breathes during a recovery period of one of her training exercises at Charlie’s Combat Club on July 26, 2019, in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Next UFC fight scheduled for local MMA star Granger

The Glacier Peak graduate will face Ashley Yoder in a strawweight bout on Nov. 14.

Miranda Granger’s next attempt to bounce back from her first professional mixed martial arts defeat has been set for Nov. 14.

The Glacier Peak High School graduate will face UFC veteran Ashley Yoder on Nov. 14 as part of UFC Fight Night. The fight is a strawweight (115 pounds) bout scheduled for three five-minute rounds. The headliner and location of the event are yet to be determined.

Granger (7-1), who suffered her first loss last December in a bout against Amanda Lemos, was hoping to rebound — both from the loss and from blood clots in her lungs that threatened her career — when she was scheduled to face Nadia Kassem on Aug. 8 as part of UFC Fight Night 174. However, that fight was canceled when Kassem suffered an injury during training.

Granger, a 28-year-old who fights out of Charlie’s Combat Club in Everett, is ranked by Tapology.com as the 30th best female strawweight in the world. This will be her third fight in UFC, which is the world’s leading mixed martial arts promotion.

Yoder, 32, has been a part of UFC since 2016. She has a 7-6 record, and like Granger is looking to bounce back, as she lost her previous two fights. Tapology.com ranks Yoder as the 22nd-best female strawweight in the world.

“This fight is much better,” Granger said via text, finding the bright spot in having her previous fight canceled. “It’s a more skilled opponent and it’s overall better for moving forward in the division.”

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