UFC books Hailey Cowan vs. Tamires Vidal for May event

Hailey Cowan vs. Tamires Vidal is back on the books.

Originally scheduled to fight in March 2023, Cowan (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Vidal (7-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will now fight May 18 at a UFC Fight Night event that does not yet have a known location. The initial meeting was canceled due to medical issues with Vidal.

Two people with knowledge of the matchup recently informed MMA Junkie of the booking but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

Cowan, 32, made her long-awaited UFC debut in April after she earned a contract on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2022. A unanimous decision loss to Jamey-Lyn Horth snapped a two-fight winning streak.

Vidal, 25, also looks to bounce back from her first UFC loss. After an emphatic flying knee TKO over Ramona Pascual, Vidal lost a split decision to Montserrat Rendon in September.

With the addition, the UFC Fight Night lineup for May 18 includes:

  • Angela Hill vs. Luana Pinheiro

  • Hailey Cowan vs. Tamires Vidal

  • Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Emily Ducote

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie