Amanda Nunes has punched out her first two UFC opponents. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
A women’s bantamweight confrontation between Amanda Nunes and Octagon newcomer Alexis Dufresne has been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s upcoming debut in Orlando, Fla.
Promotion officials announced the UFC on Fox 11 pairing on Wednesday. The 13-fight card takes place April 19 at the Amway Center and is headlined by a heavyweight title eliminator pitting Travis Browne against Fabricio Werdum.
The Fox Network-broadcast main card will additionally feature a pair of pivotal lightweight showdowns, as Donald Cerrone meets Edson Barboza and Rafael dos Anjos collides with Khabib Nurmagomedov. The undercard airs live on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass, the latter of which will feature the Nunes-Dufresne matchup.
Nunes, 25, has posted back-to-back victories since joining the UFC last summer, first pounding out German talent Sheila Gaff before doing the same to muay Thai expert Germaine de Randamie this past November at UFC Fight Night 31. “Lioness” has earned all nine of victories inside the distance, scoring eight of those wins by form of knockout.
Dufresne is unbeaten in five pro appearances over 18 months of competition. Like Nunes, the Team Quest rep has also collected all but one of her victories inside of two minutes, earning three knockouts and two submissions. Dufresne most recently fought on Feb. 28, when she scored a 45-second stoppage of Kim Couture in Mexico.