Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Andrade are set to meet inside the Octagon.
Days after calling each other out on social media, the Brazilian strawweights have signed contracts to fight at the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Saitama, Japan, on Sept. 22. Combate first reported the match-up.
Gadelha (15-2) enters the bout coming off back-to-back wins over Cortney Casey and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. “Claudinha" only lost twice in MMA, a pair of decisions against 115-pound queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Andrade (16-6) holds a 3-1 record as a strawweight in the UFC, and returns to action four months after losing a one-sided decision against Jedrzejczyk at UFC 211. Prior to the defeat, “Bate Estaca” beat Jessica Penne, Joanna Calderwood and Angela Hill.
Headlined by a rematch between Ovince Saint Preux and Mauricio Rua, UFC Fight Night 117 currently includes Gokhan Saki vs. Henrique da Silva, Jussier Formiga vs. Ulka Sasaki, Syuri Kondo vs. Chan Mi Jeon and Daichi Abe vs. Hyun Gyu Lim.