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UFC Confirms Sara McMann-Sheila Gaff For UFC 159

UFC officials confirmed the third female fight in company history on Monday, making Sara McMann vs. Sheila Gaff official for UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen.

The event takes place April 27 from the Prudential Center in New Jersey. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defends his title against Chael Sonnen in the main event.

McMann and Gaff will compete at bantamweight. McMann is an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling.

Also, Ovince St. Preux vs. Gian Villante at light heavyweight and featherweights Jimy Hettes vs. Steven Siler were made official for the night.

Below is the current fight card:


UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones (c) vs. Chael Sonnen

Middleweight: Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher

Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Vinny Magalhaes

Heavyweight: Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo

Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Pat Healy


Lightweight: Joe Proctor vs. Al Iaquinta

Women’s Bantamweight: Sara McMann vs. Sheila Gaff

Welterweight: Nick Catone vs. James Head

Featherweight: Steven Siler vs. Jimy Hettes

Light Heavyweight: Ovince St. Preux vs. Gian Villante

Lightweight: Rustam Khabilov vs. Yancy Medeiros