UFC 283 Jessica Andrade and Lauren Murphy live on TV


Jessica Andrade, Lauren Murphy will be facing off at UFC 283 in Andrade’s hometown.

Multiple sources confirmed that Andrade will be fighting Murphy at the Jan. 21 pay per-view event. The bout will be contested at 125 pounds.

UFC 283 is expected to take place at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro and air on ESPN+ pay-per-view.

After a brief stint as a strawweight champion, Andrade (from Umuarama in Parana) returns to flyweight. UFC Vegas 52, featured a headliner that saw Andrade pull off an arm-triangle choke. It’s sure to be on the best-of-year list. After losing to Valentina Shevchenko, Andrade won her second consecutive win.

Murphy is Andrade’s encounter with a fighter that saved her title chances in her latest performance. Murphy is still in contention for the title at 125 pounds after her dominant win over Miesha Tate, ex-bantam champion. She sought redemption after a disastrous outing against Shevchenko in her previous performance she said was hobbled by a bout with C-diff in training camp.

UFC 283 is expected to feature a fourth bout between flyweight champ Deiveson Figueiredo and ex-champ Brandon Moreno, who are 1-1-1 in a trio of bouts.