A women’s bantamweight fight between former title contender Cat Zingano and Julianna Peña is being targeted for UFC 200 in July.

Dave Meltzer of MMAFighting and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter announced the matchup on the Observer Radio

Zingano (9-1) has not been seen inside the Octagon since her 14-second submission loss to former champ Ronda Rousey at UFC 184 last March. Prior to this win, fans saw “Alpha” walk away violent come from behind TKO victory over Amanda Nunes at UFC 178.

Her win over Nunes marked her second straight third-round stoppage victory, with her previous coming against current champion Miesha Tate in their number one contenders bout at the TUF 17 Finale in April 2013. The woman known as ‘Alpha’ will enter this bout with eight career stoppage victories, with five ending by way of knockout.

Peña (7-2), winner of the TUF 18 women’s bantamweight tournament, is coming off a unanimous decisoin over Jessica Eye at UFC 192 in October. Prior to this win, the “Venezuelan Vixen” walked away with a first round TKO over Milana Dudieva last April. This marked her first appearance inside the Octagon suffering a gruesome injury in training camp, which resulted in her tearing ACL, MCL, LCL and meniscus.

Also added to the card is a lightweight bout between Sage Northcutt and Enrique Marin. UFC officials announced the fight on Tuesday morning.

Northcutt (7-1), everyone’s favorite spikey-haired 19-year-old, will be looking to rebound from his second round submission loss to Bryan Barberena at UFC on FOX 18 in January. Prior to this win, “Super” walked away with his own second round stoppage win over Cody Pfister at UFC Fight Night 80 in December.

Currently enrolled at Texas A&M, Northcutt first rose to prominence following his appearance on UFC President’s Dana White’s Looking for a Fight web series where fans witness him score an impressive second round submission over Gage Duhon under the Legacy FC banner. To date, all seven of his career wins have been finishes, with only reaching past the first round.

Marin (8-3) will also be looking to get back into the win column after dropping a split decision to Erick Montano in November. This setback snapped “Wasabi’s” six fight win streak. He will enter this bout with five career submission wins.

UFC 200 will take place at Las Vegas’s new T-Mobile Arena on July 11. The event will be the culmination of the UFC’s 2016 International Fight Week. A non-title welterweight fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz will serve as the main event.

Here is how the rest of the card is shaping up:

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  • Yes Indeed

    Nice tune up fight for Cat.

  • mike ripple

    Not official yet…and Pena is screaming for a title shot. Jessica Eye almost finished her with an arm triangle choke and she wants Tate???
    She would not stand a chance against “the big three”…RR, Tate, HH.
    Hell…she only has three fights and one hardly counts because it was against a 40 year old washed up boxer who walks at 125. WTF?
    Please come back down to earth, Julianna, and stop pulling a Chris Weidman…telling everyone you have only been 20% healthy during your previous fights.

    • Yes Indeed

      seriously. Pena is someone who is ranked higher than her actual skill and record should put her, simply because everyone was busy losing to Honda. Pena wouldn’t make it out of the first round with Cat IMO.

      • shinbudo

        This will end the same way the nunes fight did

    • shinbudo

      Imo cat would beat HH takedowns and ground game look to be heavier than tate and has a vicious gnp HH would have been finished in 2nd rnd of the tate fight

  • mike ripple

    If you get lucky and take out Zingano, which I highly doubt, then you can talk…but until then, you sound delusional as always

    • The_NudeDude

      I think Cat will finish her. I predict a very tough first round, and then Cat finishes her in either the second or third round.

  • barre

    CatZingano is gonna beat her down. Maybe even beat some sense into her