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UFC Brasilia schedule change; Kim Ji-Yeon vs Alexa Grasso set for June 27

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Due to the ongoing fight against the corona virus, on site modifications for UFC Fight Night: Lee vs Oliveira in Brasilia, Brazil have taken place. The new start time for the preliminary card will be this Saturday, March 14 at 3pmEDT (Sunday, March 15 at 3am Shanghai) and the main card will air at 6pmEDT (6am Shanghai).

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Kim Ji-Yeon vs Alexa Grasso
Korean standout #13 ranked women’s flyweight Kim Ji-Yeon (9-2-2, South Korea) will face #14 ranked Alexa Grasso (11-4, Mexico) in a flyweight bout at UFC Austin on June 27. After a victory over Nadia Kassem in October of 2019, Kim called out Grasso, and now she gets her wish against a fellow ranker. Grasso is coming off a narrow majority decision loss as the co-main event against Carla Esparza in a thrilling bout that earned Fight of the Night.
Please see the attached image for Kim vs Grasso. The main event for UFC Austin will be announced at a later date.
UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs Weidman
UFC returns to Oklahoma City for the third time on Saturday, May 2 with a thrilling middleweight bout between No. 6 ranked contender Jack Hermansson and former middleweight champion Chris Weidman. In a pivotal strawweight bout, No. 6 ranked contender Claudia Gadelha squares off with undefeated No. 9 Marina Rodriguez in the co-main event.
Also on the now-full card, No. 13 ranked featherweight contender Ryan Hall (8-1, USA) goes for another show-stealing finish when he meets former title challenger Ricardo Lamas (19-8, USA), and The Ultimate Fighter season three veteran Ed Herman (26-14-1 NC, USA) squares off with surging Da-un Jung (13-2, South Korea).
Please see the attached press release for the full card and all relevant details.
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This weekend, UFC Fight Night: Lee vs Oliveira will be headlined by a lightweight contenders’ bout featuring Kevin Lee and Charles Oliveira. The co-main event will see a clash of Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts, as Demian Maia takes on Gilbert Burns.
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UFC Fight Night: Lee vs Oliveira
March 15 (Asia time)
Brasilia, Brazil
LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDERS: NO. 8 RANKED CONTENDER KEVIN LEE TAKES ON NO. 13 CHARLES OLIVIERA IN A THRILLING LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT
• Kevin Lee (18-5, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada) looks to continue the momentum from his Performance of the Night KO win in November
  ◦ No. 8 ranked UFC lightweight contender
     ▪ Fought for interim lightweight championship in 2017
  ◦ Three wins via knockout, eight by submission
  ◦ Six first-round finishes
  ◦ Holds wins over Gregor Gillespie, Edson Barboza and Michael Chiesa
• Charles Oliveira (28-8 1NC, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) hopes to earn the biggest win of his career and secure another spectacular submission win
  ◦ No. 13 ranked UFC lightweight contender
  ◦ 18 wins via submission, eight by knockout
     ▪ Holds UFC record for most submissions at 13
     ▪ 13 of last 16 wins by submission
  ◦ Holds wins over Jim Miller, Clay Guida and Nik Lentz (twice)
SUBMISSION ACES: DEMIAN MAIA SQUARES OFF WITH FELLOW BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU BLACK BELT GILBERT BURNS
• Demian Maia (28-9, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) looks to steal the show as he goes for his fourth consecutive win
  ◦ No. 5 ranked welterweight contender
     ▪ Former welterweight and middleweight title challenger
  ◦ 14 wins by submission, three by KO
  ◦ Holds wins over Ben Askren, Jorge Masvidal and Carlos Condit
• Gilbert Burns (17-3, fighting out of Boca Raton, Florida, USA by way of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) aims to pick up the biggest win of his career
  ◦ No. 12 ranked welterweight contender
  ◦ Eight wins by submission, five via KO
  ◦ 2-0 since returning to welterweight
  ◦ Holds wins over Gunnar Nelson, Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Alex Oliveira

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