UFC strawweight contenders Angela Hill, Luana Pinheiro collide in May

UFC strawweight contenders Angela Hill and Luana Pinheiro will face off May 18.

The card will be a UFC Fight Night event that does not currently have a known location or venue.

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.

Hill (16-13 MMA, 11-13 UFC) has won three of her most recent four outings. After back-to-back wins over Loopy Godinez and Emily Ducote, Hill lost a unanimous decision to Mackenzie Dern in May. However, Hill came back strong with a victory over Denise Gomes in November.

Pinheiro (11-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) aims to bounce back from her first promotional defeat, which came against Amanda Ribas by TKO in November. Prior to that, Pinheiro won consecutive fights against Randa Markos, Sam Hughes, and Michelle Waterson-Gomez to kick off her UFC tenure.

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