Buys (6-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Lookboonmee (6-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) have agreed to meet at UFC Fight Night on Nov. 20, in an event that is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
MMA Junkie verified the booking with a person with knowledge of the agreement following an initial report from MMA reporter John Hyon Ko. The person requested anonymity because the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
On the heels of a one-minute “Performance of the Night” knockout of Gloria de Paula at UFC on ESPN 28 in July, Dana White’s Contender Series graduate Buys will look to carry that momentum when she takes on muay Thai champion Lookboonmee.
Winner of four of her past five, Lookboonmee is coming off back-to-back unanimous decision wins over Jinh Yu Frey and, most recently, Sam Hughes at UFC on ESPN 23 in May.
The latest UFC Fight Night on Nov. 20 lineup now includes:
Joanne Calderwood vs. Alexa Grasso
Aori Qileng vs. Cody Durden
Cheyanne Buys vs. Loma Lookboonmee
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