Report: UFC strawweights Vanessa “Lil Monster” Demopoulos and Maria “Spider Girl” Oliveira have been scheduled for a fight on November 19.
The UFC’s viral sensation is back for another appearance as strawweights Vanessa Demopoulos and Maria Oliveira are scheduled for a fight on November 19. MMAJunkie was first to report the news.
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Demopoulos (8-4) has quickly become one of the UFC’s breakout prospects due to her viral celebrations of leaping into the arms of both Joe Rogan and Michael Bisping following back-to-back victories in 2022. A former LFA strawweight champion, “Lil Monster” made her debut at flyweight against JJ Aldrich in 2021 before moving back down to her natural weight class this year and defeating Silvana Gomez Juarez and former Invicta atomweight champion Jinh Yu Frey.
Oliveira (13-5) kicked off her career in her native Brazil and posted a 9-2 record before getting the call for back-to-back appearances in RIZIN. In 2018, she had a breakout opportunity to appear on Dana White’s Contender Series but came up short against current strawweight title hopeful Marina Rodriguez. After bouncing back with two victories outside of the UFC, she got the call to compete in the Octagon and has since gone 1-1 in the promotion. Her most recent bout was against Gloria de Paula in June.
Currently, no location, venue, or headliner has been announced for the event.