Ericka Almeida is the latest addition to the UFC strawweight division.
The undefeated Brazilian will fill in for Jessica Penne versus Juliana Lima at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 67 card in Goiania, Brazil, on May 30, with Penne moved to a championship clash with Joanna Jedrzejczyk in Berlin.
Sources confirmed the news to MMAFighting.com following a report by Combate.
Almeida makes her UFC debut after racking up a perfect 7-0 record in four years as a professional MMA fighter. Fighting out of Sao Paulo, Almeida won and defended the Jungle Fight 115-pound championship with submissions over Maiara Alves and Jennifer Gonzalez.
A former Invicta FC fighter, Lima (7-2) scored her first UFC win with a decision over Nina Ansaroff in November. In her first UFC bout, "Ju Thai" lost to now champion Jedrzejczyk via decision.
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