Ultimate Fighter 18 alum Jessamyn Duke will return to the Octagon as she takes on Brazilian bantamweight Bethe Correia at UFC 172 card in Baltimore, Md. on April 26. Sources close to the situation confirmed the match-up to MMAFighting.com, following a report from Combate.
Duke (3-0, 1 no-contest) became a member of Ronda Rousey’s team at TUF 18 after submitting Laura Howarth. In her second bout at the reality show, "The Gun" suffered a unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington. Duke made her UFC debut in November, defeating Peggy Morgan via decision.
Correia entered the Octagon for the first time in December, defeating long-time MMA veteran Julie Kedzie in a hard-fought battle, winning via split decision in Brisbane, Australia. Before signing with the UFC, "Pitbull" racked up a perfect 6-0 record in Brazil.
UFC 172 takes place at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Md., and is headlined by a light-heavyweight championship contest between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira. Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine, Yancy Medeiros vs. Joe Ellenberger and Max Holloway vs. Andre Fili were recently added to the fight card.