UFC books Alexa Grasso vs. Viviane Araujo for Aug. 13 event

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A matchup between rising flyweight contenders will take place in August.

Viviane Araujo(11-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) faces Alexa Grasso (14-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) on Aug. 13 at a UFC Fight Night event that does not yet have a confirmed location or venue.

Two people with knowledge of the matchup recently informed MMA Junkie of the booking but asked to remain anonymous since the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. MMA Fight Universe was first to report the booking.

Winner of three of her past four, Araujo is coming off a unanimous decision win over Andrea Lee at UFC on ESPN 36 in May. Prior to that, the Brazilian dropped a decision to former title challenger Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 262.

Mexico’s Grasso is currently enjoying her best octagon run. The 28-year-old has won three straight, most recently scoring her first-career submission over Joanne Wood at UFC on ESPN 33.

With the addition, the Aug. 13 lineup includes:

  • Bruno Silva vs. Gerald Meerschaert

  • Devin Clark vs. Azamat Murzakanov

  • Aspen Ladd vs. Sara McMann

  • Lukasz Brzeski vs. Martin Buday

  • Viviane Araujo vs. Alexa Grasso