A women’s bantamweight bout featuring Jessamyn Duke (3-2 MMA) taking on Elizabeth Phillips (4-3 MMA) is the latest addition to July’s UFC on FOX 16 event in Chicago.
UFC officials announced the news on Thursday night.
Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke was most recently seen in action at last year’s UFC Fight Night 45 event, where she suffered a first-round TKO loss to Leslie Smith. Prior to that, “The Gun” dropped a unanimous decision to the divisions current number one contender Bethe Correia at UFC 172.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Phillips will also be looking to rebound when she takes on Duke this summer in Chi-town. The 28-year-old has suffered back-to-back losses, dropping split-decisions to Valerie Letourneau and Milana Dudieva in her most recent efforts. Prior to the setbacks, Phillips had won four straight fights, which included three stoppage victories.
UFC on FOX 16 takes place July 25 live from the United Center in Chicago. The event is headlined by a bantamweight title fight rematch featuring current champion T.J. Dillashaw taking on former title holder Renan Barao.
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