Casey O’Neill will attempt to continue her climb in the flyweight division when she faces Jennifer Maia at UFC 286 in London on March 18, multiple people with knowledge of the booking told MMA Fighting. Dama De Ferro MMA . first reported the fight.
Sources say that O’Neill and Maia have both agreed to fight, but the contracts have yet to be signed. UFC 286 will take place at the O2 Arena.
O’Neill (9-0) is unbeaten as a professional MMA fighter, a run that includes four octagon wins over the likes of Roxanne Modafferi and Antonina Shevchenko. The 25-year-old scored stoppages in her first three UFC victories.
Maia (20-9-1) won two of four since challenging Valentina Shevchenko for the UFC flyweight title. The Chute Boxe fighter defeated Maryna Moroz via decision to rebound from decision setbacks to Katlyn Chookagian and Manon Fiorot.
Mike Heck contributed to this report.