The UFC women’s bantamweight meeting between Ketlen Vieiera and Yana Kunitskaya, originally planned for August 1, has been pushed back a week.
MyMMANews was first to report that the fight had been moved from its initial date to August 8. The places the pairing on the Fight Night card headlined by heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Olienik.
Kunitskaya (12-5, 1NC) will be looking to bounce back from a TKO loss suffered at the hands of Aspen Ladd back in December. That defeat snapped a two-fight win streak for “Foxy.”
Vieira (10-1) will be looking to get back in the win column as well. She suffered the first loss of her career last time out, against Irene Aldana.
No official event name or numbering has been announced for the promotion’s August 8 card. However, following four shows in July on “Fight Island” (Yas Island, Abu Dhabi), it is anticipated that the UFC will return home to Las Vegas, NV — meaning the event is most likely to be held at their own Vegas-based facility, the UFC Apex.
The August 8 card boasts the following in terms of fights:
Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Omari Akhmedov vs. Chris Weidman
Ciryl Gane vs. Sergey Pavlovich
Andrew Sanchez vs. Wellington Turman
Miranda Granger vs. Nadia Kassem
Peter Barrett vs. Steve Garcia
Tim Means vs. Laureano Staropoli
Nasrat Haqparast vs. Alex Munoz
Yana Kunitskaya vs. Ketlen Vieira