The promotion confirmed the pairing to
Newsday. UFC 223 takes place at the Barclays Center in
Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 7 and is headlined by a lightweight
championship showdown between interim titlist Tony
Ferguson and Khabib
Rawlings will attempt to halt a three-fight skid when she faces
Evans-Smith. Most recently, the Australian fighter dropped a split
decision to Jessica-Rose
Clark at UFC Fight Night 121 on Nov. 18. Rawlings is 2-4 during
her promotional tenure overall.
Evans-Smith, meanwhile, went 0-2 in 2017, falling to Ketlen
Vieira via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 24 before tapping
to a Sarah Moras
armbar in the opening round at UFC 215. “Rebel Girl” is 2-3 in the
Octagon and 5-3 as a professional overall.