Ketlen Vieira to Face Yana Kunitskaya at UFC Event on Aug. 1

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jun 16, 2020

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Ketlen Vieira will meet Yana Kunitskaya in a bantamweight tilt at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Aug. 1 event. was first to report the booking. The card is headlined by a bantamweight bout pitting Holly Holm against Irene Aldana and also includes a middleweight clash between Derek Brunson and Edmen Shahbazyan. A location for the event has not been announced.

Vieira began her promotional tenure with four consecutive triumphs before suffering a first-round knockout loss to Aldana in her most recent appearance at UFC 245. The 28-year-old Brazilian’s resume includes wins over former title challengers Cat Zingano and Sara McMann.

A former Invicta FC titlist, Kunitskaya is 2-2 in the Las Vegas-based organization. After being stopped by Cristiane Justino in a featherweight championship bout in her Octagon debut, the 30-year-old Russian has won two of three fights at 135 pounds, posting wins over Lina Lansberg and Marion Reneau.

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