A battle of top 15 ranked women’s bantamweight fighters has been added to UFC 214 as #6 Sara McMann is going to be in action against #13 Ketlen Vieira.
McMann (11-3-0) is going to enter the fight riding a three fight winning streak, defeating the trio of Gina Mazany, Alexis Davis and Jessica Eye. McMann has previously challenged for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title, losing to then champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 170. McMann has only suffered three defeats in her professional MMA career, with all those defeats coming to either the current or former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champions.
Vieira (8-0-0) has already competed twice under the UFC banner, having defeated Kelly Faszholz and Ashlee Evans-Smith. Vieira has also seen her last three fights go the distance and it has been almost two years since the last time she got a finish. Vieira is also a veteran of the Mr. Cage MMA promotion, where she earned three of her eight professional MMA wins at.
UFC 214 takes place on Saturday, July 29 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California with Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.