UFC women's bantamweights Yana Kunitskaya and Irene Aldana will face off at UFC 264 in July, and much, much more — Fightful has all the latest fight announcements in one article.
Yana Kunitskaya vs. Irene Aldana booked for UFC 264 in July
Women's bantamweight contenders Irene Aldana and Yana Kunitskaya are set to meet at UFC 264 on July 10, first reported by ESPN Deportes' Carlos Contreras Legaspi. Kunitskaya is 4-1 in her last five fight and is coming off of a unanimous decision victory over Ketlen Vieira at UFC Vegas 19, whereas Aldana will try to bounce back from a unanimous decision defeat to Holly Holm back in the main event of UFC Fight Island 4.
Danyelle Wolf out, Norma Dumont in against Felicia Spencer at UFC Vegas 27
Danyelle Wolf has been forced out of her upcoming bout with Felicia Spencer at UFC Vegas 27 on May 22 due to an undisclosed injury and now Norma Dumont will take her place, first reported by Spencer herself on The Dave Van Auken Show with FightBananas Dave Van Auken. Spencer will try to avoid back-to-back losses again Dumon after she dropped a unanimous decision to UFC women's featherweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 250 in her last fight. Dumont is 1-1 in her two Octagon appearances and is coming off of a unanimous decision victory over Ashlee Evans-Smith at UFC Vegas 15.
Marcin Prachnio vs. Ike Villanueva in the works for UFC event in June
Polish UFC light heavyweight Marcin Prachnio will take on Ike Villanueva at a yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night event on June 26, first reported by Cageside Press' Alex Behunin. Prachnio is 1-3 with the promotion so far but is coming off of his first Octagon victory at UFC 257 where he won a unanimous decision over Khalil Rountree Jr. Villanueva on the other hand is also coming off of his first UFC win after knocking out Vinicius Moreira in the second round at UFC Fight Island 8.
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Sean Soriano makes UFC return against Christos Giagos at UFC 262
MMA veteran Sean Soriano will make his return to the Octagon after a six-year absence when he meets Christo Giagos at next weekend's UFC 262 event on May 15. Joel Alvarez who was Giagos' original opponent has been forced to withdraw from the matchup due to Visa issues, first reported by MMAJunkie's John Morgan and Nolan King. Soriano is currently riding a three-fight winning streak and last defeated fellow UFC veteran Noad Lahat via a first-round TKO at UAE Warriors 18. Giagos is 3-2 in his current stint with the promotion and is coming off of a unanimous decision victory over Carlton Minus at UFC Vegas 17.
Montserrat Ruiz takes on Amanda Lemos at UFC event in July
Rising women's strawweight contenders Montserrat Ruiz and Amanda Lemos are being targeted for a matchup at a yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night event on July 17, first reported by ESPN Deportes' Carlos Contreras Legaspi. Ruiz will look to build on her Octagon debut victory where she won a unanimous decision over Cheyanne Buys at UFC Vegas 22, whereas Lemos has won three in a row and is coming off of a first-round TKO victory over former Invicta FC strawweight champion Livia Renata Souza at UFC 259.