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A trio of bouts have been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s upcoming June 13 card.
Ariane Lipski will square off with Luana Carolina at flyweight, while Melissa Gatto will meet Mariya Agapova at bantamweight. Meanwhile, Andre Fili will face Charles Jourdain at featherweight.
Combate was first to report the female bouts, and Lipski, Gatto and Agapova subsequently confirmed the bookings on social media. Fili and Jourdain confirmed their bout on social media following an initial report from Le Journal de Montreal.
The event, which could be named UFC Fight Night 172, doesn’t currently have a location but is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas once combat sports are cleared to resume in Nevada. The card will be headlined by a flyweight clash pitting Jessica Eye against Cynthia Calvillo.
A former KSW champion, Lipski came up short in her first two Octagon appearances before earning a unanimous decision over Isabela de Padua at UFC Fight Night 164 on Nov. 16. Carolina emerged from the Brazilian edition of Dana White’s Contender Series and outpointed Priscila Cachoeira in her promotional debut at UFC 237.
The 24-year-old Gatto is unbeaten in eight professional appearances on the Brazilian regional circuit – including a pair of draws – and is coming off a first-round submission of UFC competitor Karol Rosa in September 2018. Kazakhstan’s Agapova earned back-to-back finishes under the Invicta FC banner after falling to Tracy Cortez via unanimous decision on Season 3 of the Contender Series.
Fili had a two-fight winning streak snapped at UFC 246, where he dropped a three-round verdict to Sodiq Yusuff on Jan. 18. Canada’s Jourdain rebounded from a decision loss against Desmond Green in his Octagon debut to score a second-round TKO of Doo Ho Choi at UFC Fight Night 165.
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