Esparza has not fought in over a year since losing the belt to current champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 185.
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Meanwhile, Lima has a two-fight win streak, with wins over Ericka Almedia and Nina Ansaroff.
— Carla Esparza (@CarlaEsparza1) March 29, 2016
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UFC 197 takes place April 23rd with Daniel Cormier defending his UFC light-heavyweight belt against former champ Jon Jones in the main event.