Undefeated flyweight Casey O’Neill will get a big step-up in competition next year, facing veteran Roxanne Modafferi at UFC’s February 12th pay-per-view event. The fight was first reported by mma.ideas on Tuesday.
The fight is set to join UFC 271, which doesn’t have a confirmed location at the moment.
O’Neill has been successful since joining the UFC roster earlier this year. She has scored three wins since February, with all of the victories coming via stoppage.
Her last appearance saw her finish Antonina Shevchenko in the second round with strikes.
A win at UFC 271 would be O’Neill’s fourth and final victory as a rookie in the UFC, as the booking is just two weeks before her one-year anniversary with the promotion.
Modafferi has fought as a pro since 2003. She joined the UFC roster in 2017 and has picked up four wins and six losses in that time. She fought to a unanimous decision loss in September when facing Taila Santos at UFC 266.
The main event for UFC 271 is not known at the moment. While UFC President Dana White has mentioned his intentions to book a rematch between UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker, that fight has yet to be confirmed.
Here are the bouts that have been reported already:
Bout 4: Douglas Silva de Andrade (27-4) vs. Sergey Morozov (17-4) (Bantamweight)
Bout 3: Kyler Phillips (9-2) vs. Marcelo Rojo (16-7) (Bantamweight)
Bout 2: Alexander Hernandez (13-4) vs. Renato Moicano (15-4-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Roxanne Modafferi (25-19) vs. Casey O’Neill (8-0) (Flyweight)