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Report: Ketlen Vieira vs. Tonya Evinger targeted for UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo

Ketlen Vieira will make her first UFC appearance in her home country of Brazil, as she’s slated to face Tonya Evinger at UFC Sao Paulo.

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A pair of top women’s bantamweights will make an appearance at UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo, as the undefeated Ketlen Vieira is slated to take on former Invicta FC champion Tonya Evinger.

According to a report by Nolan King of MMA Today, a fight between Vieira and Evinger is being targeted for the event that takes place on September 22nd, though an official announcement has not yet been made by the UFC.

Vieira (10-0) has found herself ranked at the number two slot at 135-pounds after just four fights in the UFC. “Fenomeno” most recently picked up a split decision win against former title challenger Cat Zingano, before that she defeated Sara McMann by second round submission.

Evinger (19-6, 1NC) has only fought once in the UFC, losing to Cris Cyborg by third round stoppage back at UFC 214 in July 2017. Before her loss to Cyborg, Evinger hadn’t lost a fight in six years. The 37-year-old was supposed to fight Marion Reneau at UFC Austin in February, but an injury forced her out the fight.

UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo takes place at the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 22nd. No main event has yet been announced for the card, but recently a middleweight bout between Antonio Carlos Junior and Elias Theodorou was made official for the event.

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