Juliana Lima and Nina Ansaroff will meet in a female strawweight bout at UFC Fight Night 56 later this year. That fight, along with two more, were recently announced.
Set for November 8 from the Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Brazil, the event features a headline fight between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Jimi Manuwa.
Lima (6-2) dropped her Octagon debut to Joanna Jedrzejczyk via decision, while Ansaroff (6-3) is on a five-fight win streak that includes a victory inside the Invicta FC cage last year.
Also tabbed for the card will be a welterweight contest between Warlley Alves and Alan Jouban, along with middleweights Caio Magalhaes and Trevor Smith.
Alves (7-0) won the title of Ultimate Fighter: Brazil recently, while Jouban (10-2) picked up a victory in his Octagon debut over Seth Baczynski. Magalhaes (8-1) is on a three-fight win streak and Smith (12-5) has split his four UFC fights evenly.
Below is the current lineup for the night:
Light Heavyweight: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Jimi Manuwa
Light Heavyweight: Ovince St. Preux vs. Rafael Cavalcante
Flyweight: John Lineker vs. Ian McCall
Bantamweight: Thomas Almeida vs. Tim Gorman
Welterweight: Dhiego Lima vs. Pawel Pawlak
Welterweight: Colby Covington vs. Wagner Silva
Welterweight: Warlley Alves vs. Alan Jouban
Middleweight: Caio Magalhaes vs. Trevor Smith
Female Strawweight: Juliana Lima vs. Nina Ansaroff