UFC 213 is expected to feature at least two championship fights.
Amanda Nunes is set to defend her UFC women’s bantamweight title against Valentina Shevchenko on July 8 in Las Vegas. The UFC has not yet officially announced the fight.
“Talk MMA” first reported the news on Twitter.
Nunes (14-4) is looking to make her second successful defense of her championship. Nunes finished Miesha Tate in the first round at UFC 200 to claim the title, then destroyed former champ Ronda Rousey in a mere 48 seconds at UFC 207. She’s won five straight fights, four via finish. The American Top Team fighter from Brazil is also on a run of seven wins in eight fights that includes a victory over current UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie.
Shevchenko (14-2), meanwhile, has won two straight and seven out of eight. The kickboxer from Peru submitted Julianna Pena in the main event of the Jan. 28 UFC on FOX card. That followed a dominant decision win over former bantamweight champ Holly Holm last summer.
UFC 213 will take place at T-Mobile Arena and also features a men’s bantamweight title fight.
Undefeated Cody Garbrandt will be defending his belt against former champ T.J. Dillashaw.