Fresh off her TUF 18 title win, Julianna Pena has been booked against Brazilian prospect Jessica Andrade for UFC 171 on March 15. The Dallas card is headlined by a fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler fighting one another for the vacant UFC welterweight championship.
The 22 year-old Andrade is coming off a brutal win over Rosi Sexton in October and won three out of her four 2013 fights. She is 10-3 overall.
Pena last fought and won in November at the TUF 18 finale with a TKO over Jessica Rakoczy. Pena steamrolled through her season of TUF after losing two fights in a row.
The two female bantamweights both fight with aggressive, in-your-face styles. Their March match up will likely allow one woman to push forward in the division and establish herself in the UFC.