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Shooto Brazil champ-champ Lara Procopio signs with the UFC, meets Karol Rosa in China

Lara Procopio is an undefeated prospect who won multiple belts in Brazil.
Leo Farias, Shooto Brazil

Brazilian bantamweight newcomers Lara Procopio and Karol Rosa will meet in the Octagon at UFC’s upcoming event in Shenzhen, China, on Aug. 31, sources told MMA Fighting following a report by Combate.

Procopio, a former Shooto Brazil bantamweight and flyweight champion, joins the promotion after racking up a 6-0 record with three finishes. The Nova Uniao talent captured the 135-pound belt in March 2018 before going down to 125 pounds to win her second gold five months later.

Rosa last fought in April, defeating Gisele Moreira via TKO in the third round to improve to 11-3 as a professional mixed martial arts fighter. A teammate of UFC Shenzhen headliner Jessica Andrade at PRVT, Rosa has stopped her opponents in six of 11 victories.

The UFC Fight Night card will take place at the Universiade Sports Centre and feature Andrade’s first defense of her strawweight title, taking on China’s Weili Zhang.