Brooklyn’s UFC 223 has a new women’s flyweight bout.
Evans-Smith, 30, is looking to shake off a two-fight losing skid, including a submission loss to Sarah Moras in her last bout at UFC 215 in September 2017.
Rawlings, 28, lost a back-and-forth affair to fellow Aussie Jessica Rose-Clark at UFC Fight Night 121 in November 2017. “Rowdy” needs a win badly, as a loss to Evans-Smith would mark four consecutive losses and surely put her on the bubble.
UFC 223 is scheduled for April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Current bouts include:
Tony Ferguson (23-3-0) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0-0)
Al Iaquinta (13-3-1) vs. Paul Felder (15-3-0)
Ray Borg (11-3-0) vs. Brandon Moreno (14-4-0)
Mairbek Taisumov (26-5-0) vs. Evan Dunham (18-6-1)
Ashlee Evans-Smith (5-3-0) vs. Bec Rawlings (7-7-0)
Joe Lauzon (27-14-0) vs. Chris Gruetzemacher (13-3-0)
Rose Namjunas (7-3-0) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-1-0)
Felice Herrig (14-6-0) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2-0)
More bouts are expected to be announced.