Cat Zingano was a top contender for a while, but has been sidelined seemingly forever with injuries. But now she’s back! And she’s facing TUF winner Julianna Pena at UFC 200 (yes, the UFC fighter arrested for kicking some dudes in the nuts in a bar a month or two ago).
Here’s ESPN with the scoop:
Cat Zingano will face Julianna Pena in a three-round bout at UFC 200 on Saturday, July 9, in Las Vegas. UFC officials confirmed that a win will put either fighter in the running for a bantamweight title shot.
The bout will be Zingano’s first since her Feb. 28, 2015, title fight loss to Ronda Rousey at UFC 184.
Pena has won all three of her UFC bouts, with her most recent win coming Oct. 3, 2015, against Jessica Eye at UFC 192.