Promotion officials recently confirmed the pairing. UFC 216 takes
place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Oct. 7 and is topped by an
interim lightweight championship tilt between Tony
Ferguson and Kevin Lee.
Gonzalez debuted in the Octagon at UFC 210, where she was submitted
in the third round by Cynthia
Calvillo. The bout drew added attention because the New York
State Athletic Commission initially declared that Gonzalez wouldn’t
be able to fight because of her breast implants before reversing
course and allowing the fight to proceed as planned. Gonzalez is
6-2 as a professional overall, with five victories coming inside
Botelho enters her first promotional foray with a 5-1 career mark.
The 28-year-old Rio de Janeiro native has finished all of her
triumphs by knockout or technical knockout.