June’s UFC 289 Pay-Per-View does not have a location officially announced, but it does have its first fight.
Multiple sources have confirmed to Cageside Press that Miranda Maverick (11-4) will face Jasmine Jasudavicius (8-2) in a women’s flyweight match-up at the event on June 10, 2023.
Maverick herself broke news of the fight on social media.
Jasudavicius is 2-1 inside the octagon to date, and picked up a big win over Gabriella Fernandes at UFC Vegas 70 last month. The Canadian, fighting out of St. Catharines, Ontario, won her way into the promotion on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2021.
Following her most recent win, Jasudavicius led the charge, alongside teammate Mike Malott, to bring the UFC back to Canada, where it has not visited since a 2019 Fight Night event in Vancouver.
Jasmine Jasudavicius and Maverick actually agreed to a potential bout on social media following the Fernandes fight, making the matchmaker’s job an easy one in this case.
Miranda Maverick was victorious in both of her fights in 2022, most recently earning a decision win over Shanna Young in November. It was the pair’s second meeting; Maverick submitted Young as part of Invicta FC’s Phoenix Series 2 tournament in 2019.
No other fights have been reported for UFC 289 on June 10, 2023, and no location or venue has been announced — though rumors are swirling that the date could involve a return to Canada.