Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will put her 115-pound title on the line against division top contender Jessica Andrade at the UFC 211 pay-per-view (PPV) event, set for May 13, 2017 inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
UFC made the bout official on Thursday.
Jedrzejczyk (13-0) defended her strap in a five-round war against Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 205 last November. It was her seventh straight win under the UFC banner and her fourth consecutive title defense.
At 29, the champ is currently in her prime.
The younger, shorter Andrade (16-5) dropped down from the bantamweight division to ply her trade at strawweight, which proved to be the right decision after racking up three straight wins with two violent finishes.
“Bate Estaca” has 12 finishes in 16 wins.
UFC 211 will be headlined by the heavyweight showdown pitting current champion Stipe Miocic against former 265-pound kingpin Junior dos Santos. Elsewhere on the card, Ben Rothwell and Fabricio Werdum collide for a spot in the division title chase.
Expect more UFC 211 fight announcements in the coming weeks, if not days.