A strawweight clash pitting Paige VanZant against Michelle Waterson will headline UFC on Fox 22 on Dec. 17.
UFC President Dana White announced the matchup during UFC Tonight on Wednesday. UFC on Fox 22 takes place at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., and will also see Mickey Gall face Sage Northcutt in a welterweight encounter. The evening’s main card airs on the Fox Network.
VanZant has won four of her five Octagon appearances, with her only defeat coming against Rose Namajunas this past December. Most recently, the Team Alpha Male representative scored a head-kick knockout of Bec Rawlings at UFC on Fox 21.
Waterson, meanwhile, has been sidelined by various injuries since submitting Angela Magana in her promotional debut at “The Ultimate Fighter 21” finale in July 2015. The former Invicta Fighting Championships 105-pound titlist has won seven of her last eight bouts.