Strawweight veterans Mackenzie Dern and Angela Hill will face off at a UFC event scheduled for May 13.
The event will be held in a city or venue that has not been confirmed, but the UFC APEX is Las Vegas hosts Fight Nights. MMA Junkie first reported the matchup, which was confirmed to MMA Fighting by a person close to negotiations. The official bout order has not been released.
Dern gets back to work after a majority decision loss in her previous outing, a UFC Vegas 61 fight with Yan Xiaonan, which left her at 1-2 in her past three bouts. The jiujitsu star stormed to contention in the first four fights.
Hill comes to the matchup on the opposite side of the resume, with a recent decision over Emily Ducote marking her second straight win. Prior to that, the 38-year-old strawweight vet lost three straight, all by decision. She is considered one of the UFC’s most skilled fighters, with 22 fights in her resume.
The May 13 UFC event is headlined by a light heavyweight matchup between one-time title challenger Anthony Smith and Johnny Walker.