Ketlen Vieira will fight Yana Kunitskaya in a bantamweight match at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Aug. 1 event.
MMAjunkie.com was the first to report the booking. The card is headlined by a bantamweight bout Holly Holm against Irene Aldana and also includes a middleweight clash between Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan. A location for the event has not been announced.
Vieira began her UFC career with four consecutive wins before suffering a first-round knockout loss to Aldana in her most recent appearance at UFC 245. The 28-year-old Brazilian’s resume includes wins over former title challengers Cat Zingano and Sara McMann.
A former Invicta FC titlist, Kunitskaya is 2-2 in UFC. After being stopped by Cristiane Justino in a featherweight championship bout in her Octagon debut, the 30-year-old Russian has won two of three fights at 135 pounds, posting wins over Lina Lansberg and Marion Reneau.
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