Mackenzie Dern and Angela Hill will now headline UFC Vegas 73 on May 20 in a five-round strawweight contest, multiple people with knowledge of the change told MMA Fighting on Monday.
Dern vs. Hill was originally scheduled for three rounds at Saturday’s UFC on ABC 4 in Charlotte, N.C., but the company needed a new main event attraction for the May 20 card after Irene Aldana was pulled from a clash with Raquel Pennington to replace Julianna Peña at UFC 289. Aldana now faces two-division champion Amanda Nunes for the UFC bantamweight belt on June 10 in Vancouver, Canada.
Dern (12-3), victorious in seven of 10 octagon appearances, looks to rebound from a majority decision loss to Yan Xiaonan this past October.
Hill (15-12), a former Invicta FC champion, attempts to tie her longest UFC winning streak at the UFC APEX following decision victories over Lupita Godinez and Emily Ducote in 2022.
Check the updated UFC Vegas 73 lineup below.
Mackenzie Dern vs. Angela Hill
Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Anthony Hernandez
Andre Fialho vs. Joaquin Buckley
Maheshate vs. Viacheslav Borshchev
Diego Ferreira vs. Michael Johnson
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Vanessa Demopoulos
Orion Cosce vs. Gilbert Urbina
Ilir Latifi vs. Rodrigo Nascimento
Chase Hooper vs. Nick Fiore
Natalia Silva vs. Victoria Leonardo
Clayton Carpenter vs. Stephen Erceg
Damon Martin contributed to this report.