Ariane Lipski vs. Karine Silva Set For UFC April Event

Ariane Liski, UFC 296
Ariane Lipski, UFC 296 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Two ranked women’s flyweights will do battle in Las Vegas on April 27 as #11 Ariane Lipski takes on #12 Karine Silva at the UFC APEX.

News of the booking was first reported by MMA Hoje on X (the social media site formerly known as Twitter).

Lipski (17-8) comes into this one on a three fight win streak with victories over JJ Aldrich, Melissa Gatto, and Casey O’Neill. A win over another ranked fighter would go a long way to getting her closer to a top five fight.

A former KSW women’s flyweight champ, Ariane Lipski bears the moniker “The Queen of Violence,” and following a rocky start to her UFC run has started to live up to that name.

Karine Silva (17-4) is ranked #12 in the women’s flyweight division with just four fights in the UFC. Silva won a fight at Dana White’s Contender Series getting her a contract with the promotion. Since then she’s gone 3-0 with finishes of Ketlen Souza, Maryna Moroz and Poliana Botelho.

With the women’s flyweight title having just been retained by champion Alexa Grasso the rest of the division is shuffling for a shot at her title.

No other bouts have been announced for the card as of this post.