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:
MAIN CARD (PPV)
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
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX)
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