Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua has been "agreed to" according to legendary promoter Bob Arum, Jim Miller has a new opponent in April, and much more — Fightful has all the latest fight announcements in one article for you.
Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have flirted with the promise of a fight and it looks as if we may be getting closer to an official announcement on their huge fight. According to promoter Bob Arum, all of the details have been "agreed" between both sides. The location is currently unknown and the date hasn't been concrete but there have been reports of the fight happening in the Middle East.
"As far as I'm concerned, I've been working on it and all of the points have been agreed to," Arum said to IFL TV when asked if there were any updates on the potential bout.
My interview with Bob Arum— Umar (@Umar_iFL) March 3, 2021
'ALL IS AGREED FOR FURY v JOSHUA' - BOB ARUM / TALKS CANELO v SAUNDERS, RAMIREZ v TAYLOR & WANTS TO MAKE HANEY v LOMA
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Jim Miller vs. Joe Solecki
MMA Junkie has reported that Jim Miller will take on Joe Solecki at a UFC event on April 10. Miller (32-15) is a veteran of the sport and was due to compete at the recent UFC 258 event but had his fight pulled after Bobby Green collapsed after the weigh-ins. Solecki (10-2) has gone 2-0 in the UFC since his appearance on Dana White's Contender Series and has wins over Matt Wiman and Austin Hubbard under his belt.
Francisco Figueiredo vs. Jimmy Flick
Francisco Figueiredo (12-3-1), who is the brother of UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo, will face Jimmy Flick (16-5) at a UFC event on May 8. MMA Junkie has reported the news after Flick announced the news on The Corner & The Casual Podcast. Flick had a sensational debut on December 19 by submitting Cody Durden with a flying triangle. Figueiredo defeated former Dana White’s Contender Series competitor Jerome Rivera with a unanimous decision.
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Taila Santos
Combate report that Roxanne Modafferi (25-18), 4- is set to take on Taila Santos (17-1) on May 8. Modafferi is a women's MMA pioneer but has had an up and down run in the UFC. She has beaten Andrea Lee this past September but followed that up with a loss via decision to Viviane Araujo in January. Santos meanwhile is on a two-fight win streak after wins over Molly McCann in July and subsequently defeated Gillian Robertson this past December.
Paul Daley vs. Sabah Homasi
Bellator 257 has added another fight to its card with Paul Daley facing Sabah Homasi on April 16. Daley (42-17-2) and Homasi (15-8) were originally booked for Bellator 232 in October 2019, but Homasi suffered an injury and the fight was scrapped. Things got heated between Daley and Homasi at the weigh-ins for their first rebooking at Bellator 241 in March 2020, but the event was cancelled less than 24 hours before when COVID-19 caused the world to go into lockdown and sports were cancelled. Both Daley and Homasi are coming off consecutive victories. Daley has won back-to-back fights against Erick Silva and Saad Awad. Homasi is riding a four-fight winning streak into the grudge match.
Darko Stosic vs. Michal Wlodarek at KSW 59
Former UFC fighter Darko Stosic will make his KSW debut against Michal Wlodarek at KSW 59 on March 20. Stosic (13-4) won his UFC debut with a first-round stoppage of Jeremy Kimball but then proceeded to lose his next three UFC appearances before being released. Wlodarek (8-2) ended a two-fight losing streak with a 34-second knockout of Srdjan Marovic in his most recent appearance at KSW 52.
Here is a quick breakdown of some other fights that were announced recently:
Jarrah Al-Silawi (15-3) vs. Ismail Naurdiev (20-4) - BRAVE CF 50 - April 1
Johnny Munoz (10-1) vs. Mark Striegl (18-3, 1NC) - UFC 261 - April 24
Damian Janikowski (5-3) vs. Jason Radcliffe (16-7) - KSW 59 - March 20
Lukasz Rajewski (10-6) vs. Mateusz Legierski (7-0) - KSW 59 - March 20
Sebastian Rajewski (9-6) vs. Savo Lazic (10-5) - KSW 59 - March 20
Krystian Kaszubowski (9-1) vs. Michal Pietrzak (9-4) - KSW 59 - March 20
For a full breakdown of all upcoming cards, please check out our events section!