Eryk Anders and Darren Stewart run back a firefight that ended via disqualification, Bellator books an interim heavyweight title fight, and more — this is your fight announcement roundup.
Eryk Anders and Darren Stewart run it back
Anders and Stewart will run it back. The two engaged in a one-round firefight at UFC Vegas 21 that had everyone glued to their screen. Anders looked moments away from finishing Stewart, however, he threw an illegal knee strike that forced no-contest.
The two men will have a chance to find a decisive winner when they meet at UFC 263 on June 12, per Cageside Press.
Tim Johnson vs. Valentin Moldavsky for interim Bellator heavyweight crown
Bellator will crown its first interim heavyweight champion when Tim Johnson and Valentin Moldavsky meet at Bellator 261. The fight was announced by the promotion during the broadcast for Bellator 258 on Friday.
Top contenders Johnson and Moldavsky will fight at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on June 25 as divisional champion Ryan Bader moves on in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix.
Ian Heinisch vs. Nassourdine Imavov targeted for July 24 UFC event
Ian Heinisch and Nassourdine Imavov hope to get back to their winning ways at a UFC Fight Night on July 24.
Heinisch (14-4) and Imamov (9-3) are coming off losses to Kelvin Gastelum and Phil Hawes, respectively. The fight was first reported by MMA Fighting.
Sara McMann vs. Ketlen Vieira 2 on August 28
Sara McMann seeks revenge against Ketlen Vieira at a UFC Fight Night card on August 28.
McMann (12-6) vs. Vieira (11-2) is a rematch from their first encounter at UFC 215 back in September 2017. Vieira won that fight via arm-triangle choke late into the second round. The new fight announcement was reported by MMA Fighting.
Makhmud Muradov vs. Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Fight Night
Another fight in the works for the August 28 Fight Night card is Makhmud Muradov vs. Gerald Meerschaert.
Muradov announced the middleweight match-up vs. Meerschaert via his Instagram account on Saturday. MMA Junkie subsequently confirmed the booking.
UFC 265 welcomes Vince Morales vs. Drako Rodriguez
Bantamweights Vince Morales and Drako Rodriguez will wage war at UFC 265.
Morales (9-5) vs Rodriguez (7-2) takes place on August 7 on the pay-per-view card. Both men are coming off losses. MMA Junkie reported the match-up, which will take place on the same card as Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena for the UFC women's bantamweight title.
Fabio Cherant vs. William Knight added to UFC Fight Night card
It's about to pop off when New England natives Fabio Cherant and Wiliam Knight ride into battle.
Cherant (7-2) is in search of his first UFC win after losing to Alonzo Menifield in a short-notice debut. Knight, (9-2) has split UFC performances, beating Aleksa Camur before losing to Da Un Jung. The fight takes place at UFC's Fight Night card on August 21, according to MMA Junkie.