Jessica Andrade will take part in the second-ever UFC female fight in Brazil in September.

UFC announced Monday that Andrade is set to battle Valerie Letourneau at the Fight Night 51 card at the Nilson Nelson gymnasium in Brasilia on Sept. 13. This is the first UFC female match-up in Brazil since UFC 163’s Amanda Nunes vs. Sheila Gaff in 2013.

Andrade (11-3) looked impressive in her past couple appearances inside the Octagon, scoring decision victories over Rosi Sexton and Raquel Pennington. The Brazilian hasn’t lost since her UFC debut against Liz Carmouche.

Letourneau (6-3), who moved up from flyweight to bantamweight for a chance in the UFC, recently defeated Elizabeth Phillips in her Octagon debut at UFC 174. The Canadian’s only loss over the past six bouts came in a split decision against fellow UFC fighter Claudia Gadelha in 2012.

UFC Fight Night 51 is headlined by the rematch between Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva and Andrei Arlovski.

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