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Casey O'Neill will look to continue her rise in the flyweight division when she takes on a seasoned striker.
O’Neill (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) meets Antonina Shevchenko (9-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 192, which takes place Oct. 2 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card streams live on ESPN+.
A person with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie but asked to remain anonymous because the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. MMA DNA was first to report the news.
Unbeaten in her pro MMA career, 23-year-old O’Neill has kicked off her UFC tenure with a bang, picking up two straight finishes over Shana Dobson, and most recently a third-round submission of Lara Procopio at UFC on ESPN 25 in June.
Since punching her ticket to the UFC through Dana White’s Contender Series in 2018, Shevchenko has alternated wins and losses. After picking up a second-round TKO of Ariane Lipski at UFC 255, Shevchenko was submitted by Andrea Lee in her past outing at UFC 262 in May.
With the addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 192 includes:
Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker
Bethe Correia vs. Karol Rosa
Jared Gordon vs. Joe Solecki
Grant Dawson vs. Diego Ferreira
Fernando Padilla vs. Sean Soriano
Gaetano Pirrello vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
Kyle Daukaus vs. Kevin Holland
Jimmy Crute vs. Jamahal Hill
Jamie Mullarkey vs. Devonte Smith
Macy Chiasson vs. Aspen Ladd
Johnny Eduardo vs. Alejandro Perez
Alexander Hernandez vs. Leonardo Santos
Misha Cirkunov vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Alex Oliveira vs. Niko Price
Casey O’Neill vs. Antonina Shevchenko