A women’s bantamweight match has been added to the UFC 159 fight card in New Jersey. Sheila Gaff will be stepping in to the octagon to face off against undefeated Olympian Sara McMann. The 32-year-old McMann captured an Olympic silver medal at the 2004 summer games. Gaff will bring a three-fight winning streak into the bout. The news was first reported by groundandpound.de.
It is unclear whether or not McMann vs. Gaff will be part of the main card or a preliminary bout.
UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The night’s fight card is headlined by a light-heavyweight championship bout between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen.
Here is the current UFC 159 fight card:
- Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen – for light-heavyweight title
- Alan Belcher vs. Michael Bisping
- Phil Davis vs. Vinny Magalhaes
- Pat Healy vs. Jim Miller
- Cheick Kongo vs. Roy Nelson
- Sheila Gaff vs. Sara McMann
- Nick Catone vs. James Head
- Jimy Hettes vs. Steven Siler
- Al Iaquinta vs. Joe Proctor
- Ovince St. Preux vs. Gian Villante
- Rustam Khabilov vs. Yancy Medeiros