JOANNE Calderwood will return to action in her native Scotland when Cage Warriors hits the Kelvin Hall on Saturday, April 13.

The 26-year-old will face American veteran Sally Krumdiack in a strawweight bout at Cage Warriors 53, as the promotion stages its second show in Glasgow following the enormous success of December’s Cage Warriors 50 at the same venue.

The event will be co-headlined by a CWFC featherweight title bout, in which Jim Alers and Joni Salovaara will clash for the 145lbs strap.

Two further bouts have also been added to the card: Jason Ball will return to Cage Warriors action for a lightweight clash with Jason Cooledge, while Paul Marin and Neil Seery will meet in a flyweight contest.

Calderwood (5-0), an experienced muay Thai practitioner, became one of the most talked-about female fighters in the world in 2012.

A member of the Dinky Ninja Fight Team, she made her professional MMA debut just over a year ago but has remained unbeaten in her five fights thus far, with her two most recent wins coming under the Invicta FC banner.

Krumdiack (9-6), who also fought for Invicta in 2012, will be returning to CWFC action for the first time since her defeat to Rosi Sexton at Cage Warriors 39 in November 2010.

The 30-year-old Washington native holds notable victories over Sarah Maloy and Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc, both of whom picked up Invicta wins last year.

Following his impressive win over Aaron Wilkinson on his CWFC debut in December, Alan Johnston had been due to compete on the Cage Warriors 53 card but the Scottish welterweight has now been sidelined due to injury.

More fights are still to be announced for Cage Warriors 53. Keep track of us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Cage Warriors 53 tickets, priced at just £30, are available HERE.

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