Rising Bellator featherweight contenders Aaron Pico and Aiden Lee will finally meet at Bellator 260 on June 11 and much, much more — Fightful has all the latest fight announcements in one article.
Aaron Pico vs. Aiden Lee rebooked for Bellator 260 in June
One of the brightest young stars in MMA featherweight Aaron Pico will make his return to action when he faces Aiden Lee at Bellator 260 on June 11, first reported by ESPN's Marc Raimondi. Pico has won his three fights inside of the promotion, last knocking out John de Jesus in the second round at Bellator 252. Lee on the other hand is an English prospect who has won his last two fights and defeated Jeremy Petley via a third-round knockout at Bellator Euro Series 8 in his last appearance.
Niko Price vs. Michel Pereira slated for UFC 264 in July
Entertaining welterweight strikers Niko Price and Michel Price are set to clash at UFC 264 on July 10, first reported by AgFight's Diego Ribas. Price is 1-1-1 in his last three Octagon appearances and went to a majority draw, which was later turned into a no contest, against Donald Cerrone at UFC Vegas 11 in his most recent outing. Pereira will look to build some momentum off of his last two victories inside of the promotion, last defeating Khaos Williams via a unanimous decision at UFC Vegas 17.
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Anthony Hernandez out, Punahele Soriano in against Brendan Allen at UFC event in July
Anthony Hernandez has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled matchup with Brendan Allen at a yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night event on July 24 due to a hand injury, Hernandez's removal was first reported by MMA reporter James Lynch. It looks like Punahele Soriano will step in to face Allen now, Soriano filling in for Hernandez was first reported by MMAFighting's Mike Heck. Allen is 5-1 in his current run inside of the Octagon and is coming off of a first-round submission victory due to an ankle lock at UFC 261 over Karl Roberson. Soriano is 8-0 overall as a professional and 3-0 in his three UFC appearances, last beating Dusko Todorovic via a first-round TKO at UFC Fight Island 7.
Karol Rosa out, Priscila Cachoeira in against Sijara Eubanks at UFC event in July
Women's bantamweight prospect Karol Rosa has announced she's been forced to withdraw from her scheduled bout against Sijara Eubanks at UFC 263 on June 12 due to a knee injury, which has led to Eubanks now being booked to face Priscila Cachoeira at a yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night event on July 24 first reported by Combate. Eubanks will try to avoid a three-fight skid against Cachoeira and was defeated via a unanimous decision by Pannie Kianzad at UFC Vegas 17 in her last outing, while Cachoeira will try to make it three wins in a row after beating Gina Mazany via a second-round TKO at UFC 262.
Nicolas Dalby vs. Sergey Khandozhko set for UFC event in June
Welterweights Nicolas Dalby and Sergey Khandozhko will meet at a yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night event on June 26, first reported by the UFC's European affiliate. Dalby is 5-0-2 in his last seven fights and last defeated Daniel Rodriguez via a unanimous decision at UFC 255. Khandozhko is 1-1 in his two Octagon appearances and dropped a unanimous decision to Rustam Khabilov at UFC Fight Night 163 in November 2019.
Nate Landwehr out, Kamuela Kirk in against Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Vegas 28
With featherweight, Nate Landwehr being forced to withdraw from his matchup with Makwan Amirkhani at UFC Vegas 28 on June 5 due to undisclosed injury, Kamuela Kirk will not step in to face Amirkhani first reported by MMAJunkie's Nolan King. Amirkhani is 3-2 in his last five fights inside of the Octagon and will try to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Edon Barboza at UFC Fight Island 5. Kirk is 11-4 overall as a pro and lost his lone UFC appearance back at Dana White's Contender Series 21 in July 2019, being defeated via a third-round knockout by Billy Quarantillo.