UFC middleweight contenders Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland are being targeted for a matchup at UFC 265 in August and much, much more — Fightful has all the latest fight announcements in one article.
Uriah Hall takes on Sean Strickland at UFC 265 in August
Middleweight contenders Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland are being targeted for a matchup at a yet-to-be-announced UFC 265 event on August 7, first reported by ESPN's Brett Okamoto. Hall is 5-1 in his last six fights and is coming off a first-round TKO victory over former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 261 due to an injury after Weidman broke his leg just 17 seconds into the matchup. Strickland is 3-0 since making his return to 185 pounds and is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Vegas 25.
Jeremy Stephens vs. Mateusz Gamrot targeted for UFC event in July
UFC veteran Jeremy Stephens will make his return to the lightweight division and compete at 155 pounds for the first time since December 2012 when he faces Mateusz Gamrot at a yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night event on July 17, first reported by MMAJunkie's Farah Hannoun and Nolan King. Stephens is 0-4-1 in his last five Octagon appearances and is coming off of a brutal second-round knockout loss to Calvin Kattar back at UFC 249. Gamrot on the other hand is coming off his first victory inside of the promotion after knocking out Scott Holtzman in the second round at UFC Vegas 23.
Philipe Lins Out, Chris Barnett In against Ben Rothwell at UFC Vegas 27
Heavyweight Philipe Lins is out of his scheduled bout with Ben Rothwell at UFC Vegas 27 on May 22 and will be replaced by Chris Barnett, first reported by Fight Bananas David Van Auken. Rothwell is 2-4 in his last six fights and will try to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Island 5. Barnett will make his Octagon debut and is 21-6 overall as a professional fighter, he's currently on a six-fight winning streak and last defeated Ahmed Tijani Shehu via a first-round TKO at ADW - UAE Warriors 13 in September 2020.
Andre Ewell meets Julio Arce at UFC event in July
Featherweights Andre Ewell and Julio Arce will collide at a yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night event on July 24, first reported by MMAFighting's Damon Martin and Mike Heck. Ewell will try to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Chris Gutierrez at UFC 258 that snapped his two-fight winning streak, whereas Arce is 2-2 in his last four Octagon appearances and most recently dropped a split-decision defeat to Hakeem Dawodu at UFC 244.
Pat Sabatini vs. Jamall Emmers booked for UFC event in August
After a successful UFC debut former CFFC featherweight champion Pat Sabatini will next face Jamall Emmers at a yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night event on August 28, first reported by MMAJunkie's Farah Hannoun and John Morgan. Sabatini will try to build off of his first victory inside of the Octagon where he won a unanimous decision over Tristan Connelly at UFC 261, Emmers is also coming off his first UFC win at UFC Vegas 5 after he took a unanimous decision victory over Vince Cachero.
Alexey Oleynik takes on Sergey Spivak at UFC event in June
Heavyweights Alexey Oleynik and Sergey Spivak are being targeted for a matchup at a yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night event on June 19, first reported by Vestnik MMA. Oleynik will try to avoid a three-fight skid against Spivak after losing his latest Octagon outing to Chris Daukaus at UFC Vegas 19 where he was finished via a first-round TKO. Spivak is on the opposite end of the spectrum and will be seeking his third consecutive victory inside of the promotion, he TKO'd Jared Vanderaa in the second round also back at UFC Vegas 19.
Uros Medic vs. Jalin Turner targeted for UFC event in September
A fantastic lightweight scrap between rising prospects Uros Medic and Jalin Turner is being targeted for a yet-to-be-announced UFC event in September, first reported by BJPenn.com's Alfredo Zullino. Medic is an undefeated Serbian contender who currently sits at 7-0 as a professional and is coming off of a first-round knockout win over Aalon Cruz at UFC 259. Turner will try to extend his current winning streak to three against Medic, he last defeated Brok Weaver via a first-round submission due to a rear-naked choke at UFC Vegas 10.
Prospects Collin Anglin and Melsik Baghdasaryan meet at UFC event in July
Featherweight prospects Collin Anglin and Melsik Baghdasaryan will lock horns at a yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night event on July 31, first reported by MMAJunkie's Nolan King. Anglin is 8-1 as a professional and is coming off of a unanimous decision victory over Muhammadjon Naimov at Dana White's Contender Series 33, where Baghdasaryan is 5-1 in his pro career so far and is also coming off a unanimous decision win over Dennis Buzukja at Dana White's Contender Series 31.
Manon Fiorot vs. Maryna Moroz set for UFC event in June
French women's flyweight Manon Fiorot will take on Ukraine's Maryna Moroz at a yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night event on June 5, first reported by French news outlet La Sueur and was later confirmed by the promotion via a tweet. Fiorot will try to build some momentum off her second-round TKO win over Victoria Leonardo at UFC Fight Island 8 which was her Octagon debut as well. Moroz is 2-0 since returning to 125 pounds and is coming off of a unanimous decision victory over Mayra Bueno Silva at UFC Fight Night 170.