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Donald Cerrone vs Diego Sanchez
Legendary scrappers Donald Cerrone and Diego Sanchez are set to square off at a UFC event on May 8, according to MMA Fighting's Damon Martin. Cerrone (36-15) is coming off a majority draw vs. Niko Price in September. It was a small change of fortunes for a fighter who has gone 0-4 in his last quartet of fights. Sanchez (30-13) is 1-3 in his last four with that lone victory coming by way of disqualification vs. Michel Pereira.
Antonio Carlos Jr. signs with PFL, squares off vs. Tom Lawlor
Antonio Carlos Jr. will make his first PFL appearance against a fellow UFC veteran. "Shoeface" will meet MMA fighter/pro-wrestling Tom Lawlor at PFL 2021, Week 2 on April 29, per MMA Junkie.
Ovince Saint Preux pairs up with Maxim Grishin
Ovinice Saint Preux and Maxim Grishin will try to get back to their winning ways at a UFC event on June 26, per MMA Junkie. Saint Preux (25-10) will try and bounce back from a loss against Jamhal Hill. Grishin (31-9-2) is reeling from a competitive loss to Dustin Jacoby.
Heavyweights Marcin Tybura and Walt Harris go to war
Big boys Marcin Tybura and Walt Harris are booked to fight at UFC 260 on March 27, according to MMA Junkie. Harris will serve as a short-notice replacement for Blagoy Ivanov who was forced to withdraw due to injury. Tybura (21-6) is on a four-fight winning streak. Harris (13-9) hopes to bounce back after consecutive losses to Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov.
Ariane Carnelossi vs. Na Liang at UFC 261
Ariane Carnelossi (12-2) looks to recover from his first professional loss in five years, to Angela Hill, against Chinese newcomer Na Liang (15-4) at UFC 261 on April 24. The fstrawweight match-up was first reported by MMA DNA.
Wellington Turman vs. Bruno Silva
Bruno Silva will make his UFC debut against Wellington Turman at a June 19 UFC event, according to MMA Fighting. Silva (19-6) is a former M-1 middleweight champion. Turman (16-4) looks to richocet from a first-round knockout loss to Andrew Sanchez in August.
Don Madge delayed vs. Nasrat Haqparast
Don Madge will no longer fight Nasrat Haqparast at UFC Vegas 21 on Saturday, March 13. Madge was forced to withdraw from the fight due to a visa issue, according to MMA Junkie. Haqparast is rumored to remain on the card.