UFC featherweight contender Gavin Tucker will fill in for Ryan Hall to take on Dan Ige at UFC Vegas 21 on March 13 and more news — Fightful has all the latest fight announcements in one article.
Gavin Tucker steps in for Ryan Hall, faces Dan Ige at UFC Vegas 21
UFC featherweight contender Gavin Tucker will step in for Ryan Hall against Dan Ige at UFC Vegas 21, first reported by ESPN's Brett Okamoto. Hall had to withdraw from the bout due to a torn hip flexor he suffered in training and Tucker now takes his place. The Canadian will try to make it four in a row against Ige, defeating Billy Quarantillo in his last Octagon appearance via a unanimous decision at UFC 256. Ige who is 6-1 in his last seven fights, will look to get a bounce-back victory after losing a tough decision to Calvin Kattar at UFC Fight Island 1.
Randy Brown Out of UFC Vegas 20 bout with Alex Oliveira
This weekend's UFC Vegas 20 card has taken a hit, losing one of its better fights in a welterweight bout between Randy Brown and Alex Oliveira. MMAJunkie's John Morgan reported that Brown had to withdraw from the matchup for undisclosed reasons, although the promotion is yet to confirm anything. The UFC is trying to find Oliveira a short-notice replacement opponent, the Brazilian Octagon veteran is looking to bounce back from a first-round submission loss to Shavkat Rakhmonov at UFC 254.
Angela Hill vs. Ashley Yoder set for UFC Vegas 20
An exciting women's strawweight matchup has been added to the UFC Vegas 20 card, the promotion announced during the broadcast of UFC Vegas 19 that Angela Hill and Ashley Yoder are set for a rematch from their 2017 fight at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale. Hill would look to avoid a three-fight losing streak, after dropping closely contest split-decisions in her last two fights to perennial contenders Claudia Gadelha and Michelle Waterson. Yoder on the other hand is 3-2 in her last five fights and will try to build some momentum off of her unanimous decision win over Miranda Granger at UFC Vegas 14.
"My goal is to just overkill it." - Angela Hill, who'll be the first Black woman to headline a UFC event tonight. pic.twitter.com/nKlOMRZXOQ— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) September 12, 2020
Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell targeted for UFC 262
Flyweights Alex Perez and Matt Schnell are set to meet at UFC 262 according to a report from MMA DNA. The event is scheduled to take place on May 15, but the promotion hasn't officially announced anything regarding the card or matchup. Perez last lost in his bid to become a UFC champion, getting submitted by Deiveson Figueiredo in just under two minutes with a guillotine choke at UFC 255. Schnell will try to take a step towards title contention with a win over Perez, going 5-1 over his last six fights and last defeating Tyson Nam via a split-decision at UFC Fight Island 8.
"15 focused minutes from me and I can beat any man on two legs."— UFC News (@UFCNews) January 20, 2021
-Matt Schnell (@Danger_Caged) was feeling confident all week and gets the job done at #UFCFightIsland8--#InAbuDhabi @VisitAbuDhabi
All #UFCFightIsland8 results: https://t.co/Sa9aWDGPQt pic.twitter.com/cnMLSfB9o2
Herbert Burns vs. Alexander Munoz added to UFC Fight Night event in May
UFC lightweights Herbert Burns and Alexander Munoz will face off at a yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night event on May 1. AgFight's Carlos Antunes was the first to report the matchup, Burns the younger brother of former UFC welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns is 3-1 inside the Octagon after losing his most recent outing against Daniel Pineda at UFC 252. Munoz will try to bounce back from the first defeat of his professional career, a unanimous decision loss to Nasrat Haqparast at UFC Vegas 6.
Positive COVID-19 Test forces Raoni Barcelos out of fight with Marcelo Rojo at UFC Vegas 20
Bantamweight contender Raoni Barcelos has been forced to withdraw from his fight at this Saturday's UFC Vegas 20 card against Marcelo Rojo, due to a positive COVID test the fighter announced via his Twitter. The news came only hours after Barcelos' original opponent Raphael Assuncao had to withdraw from the fight himself and Rojo was named as a replacement opponent. No word yet on if Rojo will get a short notice replacement opponent now or if either fight for Barcelos will be rescheduled.
Infelizmente testei positivo para o COVID 19 e estarei fora desse card do próximo dia 27 de fevereiro,em breve estarei em ação novamente!!#deussabedetodasascoisas @ufc @ufc_brasil pic.twitter.com/UVLw8cpwN6— Raoni Barcelos (@BarcelosRaoni) February 22, 2021
Shane Young returns against Omar Morales at UFC 260
New Zealand featherweight Shane Young is set to make his Octagon return against Omar Morales at UFC 260 on March 27, first reported by The NZ Herald's Christopher Reive, although the promotion has yet to officially announce the matchup. Young who is 2-2 in his last four fights, will look to bounce back from a nasty knockout loss at UFC 253 to Ludovit Klein. Morales will try to rebound himself from a loss, being defeated by Giga Chikadze via a unanimous decision back at UFC Fight Island 5.