Two top strawweight contenders will meet at UFC 238 with a possible title shot on the line.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Tatiana Suarez (7-0) and Nina Ansaroff (10-5) will fight at the upcoming pay-per-view event on June 8. A flyweight bout between Katlyn Chookagian (11-2) and Joanne Calderwood (13-3) is also expected to take place on that card.
Suarez, a standout freestyle wrestler, has been touted as a future title contender since winning The Ultimate Fighter 23 back in July 2016. She won her next three fights in one-sided fashion, defeating former strawweight champin Carla Esparza via third-round TKO in her most recent outing last September to improve to 4-0 inside the Octagon.
Ansaroff has also won four straight after going 0-2 to start her UFC career. The American Top Team product pulled off a major upset at UFC 231 in December, defeating Claudia Gadelha by unanimous decision.
Coming off of a split-decision loss to Jessica Eye at UFC 231 that snapped a three-fight win streak, Chookagian will be looking to steal Calderwood’s momentum. “JoJo” is 2-0 since moving back up to 125 pounds, recording back-to-back wins against former KSW flyweight champion Ariane Lipski and Kalindra Faria.
UFC 238 takes place on June 8 at United Center in Chicago.