MMA fans are happy to announce a thrilling flyweight bout at the UFC 293 event in Australia on September 9, 2023. The event will take place in Sydney, with the official venue to be determined at a later date.
Vivian Araujo, who has an 11-5 professional record and a 5-4 UFC record, is determined to recover from two unanimous decision losses in a row. Her most recent losses were at the hands of reigning UFC flyweight champion Alexa Grasso and the formidable Amanda Rivas. Notably, Araujo faced Grasso before winning the title from the overwhelming powerhouse of Valentina Shevchenko. Despite these setbacks, Araujo remains an accomplished competitor and she currently ranks No. 10 on the UFC Official Flyweight Rankings. Sighted on her comeback, Araujo is eager to prove her own resilience and climb her departmental ladder again.
On the other side of the cage, Casey O’Neill has an impressive 9-1 professional record, including a 4-1 UFC record. O’Neal suffered his first loss as a professional mixed martial arts fighter at UFC 286 in London in March when he lost to Jennifer Maia via unanimous decision. Prior to this setback, O’Neal was undefeated and looked like a big prospect in the division. O’Neill, who is ranked 12th on the UFC’s official flyweight rankings, is looking to bounce back from his recent loss and prove he’s still a formidable force in the flyweight division.
A showdown between Araujo and O’Neil promises to be an enthralling matchup as both fighters assert themselves and are eager to regain momentum in the division. Fans can expect a fast-paced, technical battle as flyweights vie for victory and seek to cement their place in the rankings.