Jessamyn Duke, Leslie Smith will face off at Atlantic City UFC Fight Night card

Esther Lin

After Leslie "The Peacemaker" Smith stepped in on less than two weeks' notice and met former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman in April, most observers agreed Smith deserved a second chance in the UFC after putting in a game performance in defeat.

Next month, she'll get that chance.

Smith (6-5-1) will meet Jessamyn Duke in a bantamweight fight at the July 16 UFC Fight Night card in Atlantic City, N.J. The Glendale News-Press initially reported the fight on Tuesday.

Duke (3-1-1), of "Four Horsewomen" fame along with champion Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler, and Marina Shafir, will look to shake off her first career loss, a unanimous decision at the hands of Bethe Correira at UFC 172.

Smith, a Cesar Gracie fighter from Northern California, has dropped three of her past four fights, but they've all been against quality foes: A pair of losses to Kaufman and a decision against Barb Honchak in an Invicta flyweight title fight last year.

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