Amanda Ribas will go up a weight class later this year to face former title challenger Katlyn Chookagian at UFC’s May 14th event. News of the matchup was first reported by Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie earlier this week.
The bout is scheduled to join a UFC card that doesn’t have a confirmed location at the moment.
Ribas has appeared at flyweight before, although most of her UFC run has focused on competing at strawweight. She bounced back from her sole promotional loss in her last appearance, going three rounds against Virna Jandiroba for a unanimous decision victory last year.
Chookagian is entering the booking on a strong three-fight winning streak. Her last win in the division came just earlier this year, defeating Jennifer Maia on scorecards.
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz is set to headline UFC’s May 14th card against Aleksandar Rakic. Here’s how the show looks at the moment:
Bout 9: Jan Blachowicz (28-9) vs. Aleksandar Rakic (14-2) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 8: Viviane Araujo (10-3) vs. Andrea Lee (13-5) (Flyweight)
Bout 7: Jamall Emmers (18-6) vs. Daniel Pineda (27-14) (Featherweight)
Bout 6: Frank Camacho (22-9) vs. Manuel Torres (12-2) (Lightweight)
Bout 5: Virna Jandiroba (17-3) vs. Angela Hill (13-11) (Strawweight)
Bout 4: Nick Maximov (8-0) vs. Andre Petroski (7-1) (Middleweight)
Bout 3: Jake Hadley (8-0) vs. Allan Nascimento (18-6) (Flyweight)
Bout 2: Louis Smolka (17-8) vs. Davey Grant (11-8) (Bantamweight)