Former challengers to Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s straw-weight title Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz will square off at UFC 212.
The UFC announced the bout on Monday.
UFC 212 will be held on June 3 in Gadelha’s home country of Brazil. The card will be headlined by a featherweight title fight between current champion Jose Aldo and interim champion Max Holloway.
Gadelha (14-2) first faced Jedrzejczyk in December 2014 where she lost the bout by a close split-decision. After beating Jessica Aguilar several months later, she faced Jedrzejczyk for the second time and lost a unanimous decision. Most recently, she won a decision over Courtney Casey at UFC Fight Night 100.
Kowalkiewicz (10-1) is coming off of a decision loss to Jedrzejczyk at UFC 205 last November. The loss was the first of her 11-fight professional MMA career. Prior to that, she had gone 3-0 in the UFC with decision wins over Rose Namajunas, Heather Jo Clark, and Randa Markos.