Bantamweight veterans Pannie Kianzad and Alexis Davis have their next booking.
Officials announced Tuesday that Kianzad and Davis are set to fight at UFC 263 on June 12 in Glendale, Ariz.
Coming for her 2nd straight W!!— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) May 11, 2021
@AlexisDavisMMA steps in to face @PannieKianzad at #UFC263! pic.twitter.com/bJuTIfK0Ph
Kianzad (14-5), a runner-up in The Ultimate Fighter 28 featherweight tournament back in 2018, looks to capitalize on a successful 2020 campaign that saw her score unanimous nods over Sijara Eubanks and Bethe Correia. The Swedish-Iranian standout is currently on a three-fight win streak.
Canada’s Davis (20-10) defeated Sabina Mazo by unanimous decision this past February to earn her first victory since December 2017. That win snapped a three-fight skid for the one-time bantamweight title challenger. Davis holds notable victories over Liz Carmouche, Sarah Kaufman, and Jessica Eye in the UFC, plus she defeated current two-division champion Amanda Nunes by second-round TKO at a Strikeforce event in 2011.
UFC 263 will be headlined by a pair of championship rematches as Israel Adesanya defends the middleweight title against Marvin Vettori, and flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo again fights Brandon Moreno following their majority draw at UFC 256.