Women’s bantamweight action is set for the UFC’s May 13, 2023 event.
Jessica-Rose Clark (11-8, 1NC) will welcome Tainara Lisboa (5-2) to the octagon at the card, which does not yet have a location or venue officially announced.
Iridium Sports Agency, who represent Clark, announced the news on Wednesday. Clark also confirmed the booking.
Australia’s Clark will be competing for the first time since a July 2022 submission loss to Julija Stoliarenko. “Miss Jessy Jess” has lost her last two fights by submission, in both cases tapping to an arm-bar. Prior to those setbacks, Clark had picked up back-to-back wins over Sarah Alpar and Joselyn Edwards.
Tainara Lisboa has won three straight fights, and has competed for the likes of Shooto Brasil and Thunder Fight in her native Brazil. The 31-year old first tested the waters in MMA in 2016, losing a bout against current UFC women’s featherweight Norma Dumont. She returned to the cage in 2019, taking up the sport full time and posting a 5-1 record since.
Lisboa previously competed in Muay Thai, facing current UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko in 2010. The Muay Thai champion signed with the UFC last year.
No other fights besides Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Tainara Lisboa have been announced or reported for the UFC’s upcoming May 13 event.