One of the most well-known names in the UFC's 185-pound division will look to get his career back on track against one of the division's hottest prospects.
Jacare Souza vs. Andre Muniz Set For UFC 262
Former UFC top middleweight contender Jacare Souza looks to keep his UFC career afloat when he takes on rising contender Andre Muniz.
The middleweight bout set for UFC 262 will see Souza look to snap a three-fight skid against Andre Muniz, who's looking for the biggest win of his burgeoning career and move to 3-0 inside of the UFC octagon.
Combate was first to report the pairing.
Dusko Todorovic vs. Maki Pitolo Scheduled For June 5
A pair of UFC middleweights will throw-down at the promotion's unnamed June 5 event.
Dana White Contender's Series veteran's will clash when Dusko Todorovic stands across the octagon from Maki Pitolo according to MMA Fighting.
Todorovic (10-1) suffered his first career defeat when he was knocked-out by Punahele Soriano at UFC Fight Island 7.
Pitolo (13-8) is a veteran's veteran, fighting in Bellator and Cage Fury before joining the UFC in 2019, but has struggled as of late, dropping his last three consecutive bouts.
Tim Elliott vs. Su Mudaerji Targeted For June 26
UFC flyweight veteran Tim Elliott will look to extend his winning streak when he faces surging contender Su Mudaerji.
The classic matchup of veteran against rising contender will take place at the UFC's unnamed June 26 event, according to MMA Junkie.
Elliott (17-11-1) has put together back-to-back wins for the first time since 2016. He took a pair of unanimous decision against Ryan Benoit at UFC Fight Island 1 and another over Jordan Espinosa at UFC 259.
Mudaerji (14-4) is looking to extend a winning streak of his own, holding three consecutive wins over Andre Soukhamthath, Malcolm Gordon and most recently, Zarrukh Adashe.
Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Tyson Nam Set For June 19
A pair of flyweight contending hopefuls are set to square off during an unnamed UFC event on June 19.
Tagir Ulanbekov (12-1) will look to piggy-back off a successful UFC debut over Bruno Silva when he takes on the hard-hitting Tyson Nam (20-12-1) who's looking to bounce back after dropping a split-decision to Matt Schnell, earlier this year.
The pairing was first reported by MMA Junkie.
Jessica Eye vs. Jennifer Maia Slated For July 10
A pair of former UFC women's flyweight title challengers will look to get back in the title picture, this summer.
Jessica Eye (15-9) will look to climb the ladder back to champion Valentina Shevchenko when she meets Jennifer Maia (18-7-1) who's also come up short against the dominant champion.
The summer pairing was first reported by MMA Fighting.
KB Bhullar vs. Andreas Michailidis Targeted For May 1
A pair of UFC middleweights will look to get their hand raised for the first time inside of the UFC octagon when they square off on May 1.
KB Bhullar (8-1) suffered the first defeat of his career this past October when he got finished in under two-minutes by UFC veteran Tom Breese.
Andres Machailidis (12-4) saw a three-fight winning streak get snapped at the hands of Modestas Bukauskas in the form of a first-round knockout, this past July.
BJPenn.com was first to report the bout.
Several Updates To UFC 260
The UFC released a statement announcing the following updates to UFC 260 and future cards.
• Due to a positive COVID-19 test, the featherweight title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega will be postponed to a later date.
• The women’s strawweight bout between Hannah Goldy and Jessica Penne has been moved to UFC FIGHT NIGHT: WHITTAKER vs GASTELUM on April 17.
• The women’s strawweight bout between Luana Pinheiro and Randa Markos has been moved to UFC FIGHT NIGHT: REYES vs PROCHAZKA on May 1.
• William Knight has been removed from his light heavyweight bout with Alonzo Menifield and rescheduled to face Da-un Jung at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: TILL vs VETTORI on April 10 (Knight will be replacing Shamil Gamzatov, who is unable to compete due to visa issues). Menifield’s new opponent for Saturday will be Dana White’s Contender Series veteran Fabio Cherant, who makes his UFC debut riding a three-fight win streak, including his most recent victory where he captured the LFA light heavyweight championship last month.