Poliana Botelho (pictured) will return to the UFC for her first fight since losing to Gillian Robertson. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Flyweights Poliana Botelho and Ji Yeon Kim will collide inside the octagon in the first day of May, multiple people with knowledge of the booking told MMA Fighting. Combate first reported the matchup.
Botelho and Kim are looking to get back on track in the UFC following recent defeats in the octagon in 2020.
Brazil native Botelho, a member of Rio de Janeiro’s Nova Uniao team, returned from an 18-month layoff to lose a decision to Gillian Robertson in October 2020. Her UFC record is 3-2, bringing her overall MMA record to 8-3.
South Korea’s Kim (9-3-2) has won three of six octagon appearances since 2017, defeating Justine Kish, Melinda Fabian and Nadia Kassem. “Fire Fist” dropped a decision to Alexa Grasso in her most recent fight in August 2020.
The UFC has yet to announce a headlining attraction for the Fight Night event on May 1.