Mike Perry will face off against Daniel Rodriguez on April 10 and Kevin Holland vs. Derek Brunson is made official and more — Fightful has all the latest MMA fight announcements in one article for you.
Mike Perry vs. Daniel Rodriguez
Mike Perry and Daniel Rodriguez have been added to the UFC event on April 10 according to a report from fighter path. This places them on the same card reportedly set to be headlined by Darren Till and Marvin Vettori, pairing Till and Perry together on the same card. Perry hasn't fought since November when he lost to veteran Tim Means, while Rodriguez lost to Nicolas Dalby.
Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland made official
Derek Brunson (no.7) and Kevin Holland (no.10) have been confirmed as the headliner for the March 20 event. Reports in December said the promotion was planning on this and they have made the official announcement for this middleweight clash.
Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera
Pedro Munhoz and Jimmie Rivera have been rebooked for their rematch. The fight was originally scheduled for January 30, then it was moved to UFC 258 on February 13. After COVID-19 struck one of the fighters, they have now been rebooked for UFC Vegas 20.
Marcin Tybura vs. Blagoy Ivanov
Marcin Tybura (no.15) will face off against Blagoy Ivanov (no.13) in the heavyweight division, according to a report from WP SportoweFakty. Tybura is on a four-fight win streak and recently TKO'd Greg Hardy in his last outing. Ivanov is looking to get back in the win column, having lost split decisions against both Derrick Lewis and Augusto Sakai in his last two fights.
Sam Hughes vs. Loma Lookboonmee
Sam Hughes has a new opponent in Loma Lookboonmee on May 1, according to a report from MMA Fighting which was later confirmed by MMA Junkie. Hughes was scheduled to fight on February 27 against Emily Whitmire, but Whitmire was forced to withdraw from the fight. Lookboonmee will be looking to build on her win over Jinh Yu Frey in October.
Sam Hughes will not be competing on the Feb. 27 card, I’m told. The UFC is now targeting a matchup between Hughes and Loma Lookboonmee on the May 1 fight card, per multiple sources. https://t.co/V9sVAIgRZn— Mike Heck (@MikeHeck_JR) February 17, 2021
Ion Cutelaba vs. Devin Clark
MMA DNA reports that Ion Cutelaba will take on Devin Clark at a UFC event on May 1. The card is yet to be officially announced but is rumored to be headlined by a light-heavyweight clash between Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka. Cutelaba lost his last fight via KO against Magomed Ankalaev while Clark lost to Anthony Smith in November.
BKFC announce next fight card
Leonard Garcia will meet Joe Elmore at the next BKFC event on March 19. Garcia is a former UFC and WEC featherweight title challenger and is known for his epic fight with Chan Sung Jung at WEC 48. The co-feature bout for the event is a bantamweight matchup between 46-year-old former WBO junior welterweight champion DeMarcus Corley and BKFC regular Reggie Barnett Jr.
Serigne Ousmane vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski
Sergine Ousman, more commonly known as "Bombardier" will take on Mariusz Pudzianowski at KSW 59 the promotion has confirmed. Pudzianowski is a five-time strongest man in the world and transitioned into a mixed martial artist in 2009, after he won his fifth World’s Strongest Man title. He has only fought in KSW and quickly became one of the promotion's biggest draws. Ousmane meanwhile has only competed twice in MMA, spending a total of 2 minutes and 11 seconds in the cage and earning two knockout wins. "Bombardier" has been the King of Arenas twice since, from December 2002 to March 2004, and from June 2014 to July 2018.
Devin Haney vs. Jorge Linares
According to The Athletic's Mike Coppinger, rising boxing star Devin Haney is in talks to face Jorge Linares on April 17. Haney is 24-0 as a professional while Linares has won 47 of his 52 fights, winning 29 by ko and losing 5.
Sources: Devin Haney and Jorge Linares are in talks for a potential lightweight fight on April 17 on DAZN. Would be a tremendous fight in the ring and a big step up for one of the sport’s rising stars— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) February 16, 2021
BRAVE CF set to hold 4 events over 21 days
BRAVE CF has announced it will host four consecutive shows starting March 11 and ending April 1. All four shows will be held inside the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the company is labeling it as “21 days of MMA mayhem”. The first event will be BRAVE CF 47: Asian Domination on March 11 with Abdisalam Kubanychbek and Philippines’ Rolando Dy serving as the main event, followed by BRAVE CF 48: Arabian Nights on March 18, and BRAVE CF 49: Super Fights on March 25. The last show will be BRAVE CF 50 on April 1.
Here is a quick rundown of the recent MMA fights:
Mike Perry (14-7) vs. Daniel Rodriguez (13-2) - UFC Event on April 10
Pedro Munhoz (18-5) vs. Jimmie Rivera (23-4) - UFC Vegas 20 on February 27
Marcin Tybura (21-6) vs. Blagoy Ivanov (18-4-1 NC) - UFC 260 on March 27
Sam Hughes (5-2) vs. Loma Lookboonmee (5-2) - UFC Event on May 1
Ion Cutelaba (15-6, 1NC) vs. Devin Clark (12-5) - UFC Event on May 1
Leonard Garcia vs. Joe Elmore - BKFC PPV on March 19
DeMarcus Corley vs. Reggie Barnett Jr - BKFC PPV on March 19
Serigne Ousmane (2-0) vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski (13-7) - KSW 59 on March 20
Abdisalam Kubanychbek (17-3) vs. Rolando Dy (9-7-1) - BRAVE CF 47: Asian Domination on March 11
Ryan Benoit (10-7) vs. Zarrukh Adashev (3-3) - UFC Event on May 8
Raulian Paiva (20-3) vs. David Dvorak (19-3) - UFC Event on May 22
Jack Shore (13-0) vs. Hunter Azure (9-1) - UFC Event on April 10
JP Buys (9-2) vs. Bruno Silva (10-5-2, 1NC) - UFC Vegas 22 on March 20
For a full breakdown of the latest fight, please check out our events section!