A pair of UFC women’s flyweight prospects will fight in June.
MMA Fighting was first to report that fresh off both of their wins, “King” Casey O’Neill and Lara Procópio will fight at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event on June 19. Both fighters would later confirm the bout via social media.
O’Neill (6-0) had a very impressive showing in her UFC debut. In February, at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis, she would defeat Shana Dobson via TKO, which in turn ended Dobson’s tenure in the promotion. O’Neill is undefeated and is currently on a two-fight finish streak.
Procópio (7-1) picked up her first UFC win in February as well. Procópio would drop down from bantamweight to flyweight and absolutely dominate Molly McCann and win a unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov. Before her most recent win, the Brazilian would lose her UFC debut against Karol Rosa back in 2019.
A win for either fighter will have them a fight away from a top 15 ranking.
The UFC’s June 19 event does not have an official location, venue, or broadcast plans announced.
The only other fights reported so far for the UFC’s June 19 card are the following:
- Virna Jandiroba vs. Kanako Murata
- Matt Brown vs. Dhiego Lima
- Josh Parisian vs. Roque Martinez