It seems that a female flyweight bout between Viviane Araujo and Jennifer Maia is back on the table after their original match fell through due to the coronavirus pandemic. Per MMA Fighting’s report, the date of the fight will remain the same, on June 27, but its location is still unclear so far.
The pair was originally scheduled to square off at UFC on ESPN 11, a card expected to be held in Austin, Texas. However, the event ended up being one of the many UFC cards that ended up postponed because of the global crisis.
In her last outing, Jennifer Maia (17-6) dropped a unanimous decision in a title eliminator bout against Katlyn Chookagian, back in November 2019. The loss snapped a two-fight winning streak for the 31-year-old, with unanimous decision wins over Alexis Davis and Roxanne Modafferi.
Viviane Araujo (8-2) will also look to rebound from a loss, after dropping a unanimous decision to Jessica Eye, back in December 2019. Before that, the 33-year-old was also on a two-fight winning streak, with victories over Talita Bernardo and Alexis Davis.