A bantamweight matchup between Aspen Ladd and Sara McMann is being finalized for a UFC occasion on June 27.

The UFC supposed to move to Austin, Texas, on that date earlier than the coronavirus pandemic put all occasion places in limbo. The promotion hopes to find out a brand new location quickly, with Las Vegas the frontrunner pending the Nevada Athletic Fee’s resumption of fight sports activities.

MMA Junkie confirmed Monday that Ladd (9-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and McMann (12-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC) have agreed to battle on the cardboard, in line with a number of folks with data of the scenario. The folks requested anonymity as a result of the UFC has but to make an official announcement.

Ladd had been ready on a battle towards Julianna Pena after the pair had been initially booked on a postponed March 28 card, however Pena apparently is just not able to battle after struggling an damage. The 25-year-old Ladd, who’s No. three within the newest USA TODAY Sports activities/MMA Junkie MMA ladies’s bantamweight rankings, is coming off a win over Yana Kunitskaya at UFC on ESPN 7 in December.

No. 14-ranked McMann, in the meantime, will look to proceed her success after returning to the octagon from an almost two-year hiatus. The Olympic wrestling silver medalist and former UFC title challenger gave start to her second youngster throughout her time away from the game, however returning in January to choose up a win over Lina Lansberg at UFC on ESPN+ 24, snapping a two-fight skid.

The newest lineup for the UFC’s June 27 card embody:

  • Viviane Araujo vs. Jennifer Maia
  • Alexa Grasso vs. Ji Yeon Kim
  • Aspen Ladd vs. Sara McMann