June 22nd, 2024

Canadian flyweight Jasmine Jasudavicius to face Brazil’s Araujo on July UFC card

By The Canadian Press on May 23, 2024.

Jasmine Jasudavicius reacts after defeating Priscila Cachoeira during UFC 297 in Toronto on Saturday, January 20, 2024. Canadian flyweight Jasudavicius will take on Brazil's Viviane Araujo on a July 13 UFC Fight Night card. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

TORONTO – Canadian flyweight Jasmine Jasudavicius will take on Brazol’s Viviane (Vivi) Araujo on a July 13 UFC Fight Night card.

Canadian welterweight (Proper) Mike Malott is also on the July card, whose location or main event the UFC has yet to announce. Malott (10-2-1) is fighting American Gilbert Urbina (7-3-0).

Jasudavicius (10-3-0) is ranked 15th among 125-pound contenders compared to No. 10 for Araujo.

The 34-year-old from St. Catharines, Ont., is coming off a dominant submission win over Brazil’s Priscila (Zombie Girl) Cachoeira at UFC 297 in January in Toronto. Jasudavicius is 4-2-0 in the UFC since earning a contract with a win on “Dana White’s Contender Series” in September 2021.

Araujo (12-6-0) is coming off a decision loss to Brazil’s Natalia Silva at UFC Fight Night 235 in February. The 37-year-old Araujo has lost three of her last four, dropping her UFC record to 6-5-0.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 23 2024

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