The UFC has added a third women’s flyweight bout to Houston’s UFC 262.
Viviane Araujo (10-2-0), 34, will attempt to leapfrog into the upper echelon of the division with a big win. “Vivi, ” ranked No. 7, is coming off a decision victory over Roxanne Modafferi, her second straight, at UFC on ESPN 20 in January.
Meanwhile, Chookagian (15-4-0), 32, will try to defend her current No. 2 ranking. She outstruck and showed good takedown defence against Cynthia Calvillo in her last bout at UFC 255 last November and will likely aim to do the same against Araujo.
UFC 262 is scheduled for May 15 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Scheduled bouts include:
CHARLES OLIVEIRA (30-8-0, 1NC) VS. MICHAEL CHANDLER (22-5-0)
LEON EDWARDS (18-3-0) VS. NATE DIAZ (20-12-0)
PRISCILLA CACHOEIRA (9-3-0) VS. GINA MAZANY (7-4-0)
KATLYN CHOOKAGIAN (15-4-0) VS. VIVIANE ARAUJO (10-2-0)
ALEX PEREZ (24-6-0) VS. MATT SCHNELL (15-5-0)
ANDREA LEE (11-5-0) VS. ANTONINA SHEVCHENKO (9-2-0)
EDSON BARBOZA (21-9-0) VS. SHANE BURGOS (13-2-0)
JORDAN WRIGHT (11-1-0, 1NC) VS. JAMIE PICKETT (11-5-0)
JACK HERMANSSON (21-6-0) VS. EDMEN SHAHBAZYAN (11-1-0)
CHRISTOS GIAGOS (18-8-0) VS. JOEL ALVAREZ (18-2-0)
RONALDO SOUZA (26-9-0) VS. ANDRE MUNIZ (20-4-0)
DAMIR ISMAGULOV (19-1-0) VS. RAFAEL ALVES (19-9-0)
TONY FERGUSON (25-5-0) VS. BENEIL DARIUSH (20-4-1)