A bout between women strawweight contenders has been added to the UFC 197: Cormier vs. Jones 2 fight card.
Number 13-ranked Jessica Agular (19-5) faces number 14-ranked Juliana Lima (8-2) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 23. UFC officials announced the matchup on Tuesday.
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Aguilar, a former World Series of Fighting champion, made her promotional debut at UFC 190 in August against Claudia Gadelha in a title eliminator bout. Gadelha won by unanimous decision, ending Aguilar’s 10-fight winning streak. “JAG” hopes to capture her first UFC win when she faces Lima.
Lima made her Octagon debut in July 2014 in a losing effort against current champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk. Since the loss, Lima has put together back-to-back wins and plans to extend her winning streak when she meets Aguilar.
A featherweight clash between Yair Rodriguez (6-1) and Andre Fili (15-3) was also added to the April 23 event.
Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier takes on former titleholder Jon Jones in a rematch in the fight card’s main event.
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