UFC Updates: Greg Hardy Debut Set, TJ Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo Moved

With fight announcements breaking each and every day, it’s hard to keep track of all the hustle and bustle in the world of mixed martial arts. 

Luckily, here at FloCombat, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of all of the UFC fight announcements that were put out by notable outlets across the world in the past 10 days. 

Bouts are not confirmed by the UFC unless noted otherwise (*). Below, check out the matchup announcements as well as a bonus list of fighter signings and releases. 

Dec. 15 | UFC on FOX 31: Milwaukee

Welterweight Bout*: With Erik Koch out, Zak Ottow (16-5, 3-2 UFC) steps in to face Dwight Grant (8-1, 0-0 UFC) - per FloCombat

Dec. 29 | UFC 232: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson II

Bantamweight Bout*: With Tom Duquesnoy out, Andre Ewell (14-4, 1-0 UFC) steps in to face Nathaniel Wood (14-3, 1-0 UFC)

Jan. 19 | UFC Fight Night 143: Brooklyn

Women’s Flyweight Bout: Joanne Calderwood (12-3, 4-3 UFC) vs. Ariane Lipski (11-3, 0-0 UFC) moved from UFC 233 - per BJPenn.com

Heavyweight Bout: Allen Crowder (9-3 1NC, 0-1 UFC) vs. Greg Hardy (3-0, 0-0 UFC) - per ESPN

Flyweight Bout*: Henry Cejudo (13-2, 7-2 UFC) vs. TJ Dillashaw (16-3, 12-3 UFC) moved from UFC 233 in Anaheim - per ESPN

Bantamweight Bout: Thomas Almeida (21-3, 5-3 UFC) vs. Cory Sandhagen (9-1, 2-0 UFC) - per Farah Hannoun

Lightweight Bout: Donald Cerrone (34-11 1NC, 21-8 UFC) vs. Alexander Hernandez (10-1, 2-0 UFC) - per MMA Junkie

Jan. 26 | UFC 233: TBA vs. TBA

Women’s Strawweight Bout*: Alexandra Albu (3-0, 2-0 UFC) vs. Emily Ducote (3-2, 1-1 UFC)

Women’s Strawweight Bout*: Cortney Casey (8-6, 4-5 UFC) vs. Cynthia Calvillo (7-1, 4-1 UFC) - per OC Register

Featherweight Bout: Alex Caceres (14-11 1NC, 9-9 1NC, UFC) vs. Kron Gracie (4-0, 0-0 UFC) - per ESPN

Bantamweight Bout: Manny Bermudez (13-0, 2-0 UFC) vs. Benito Lopez (9-0, 1-0 UFC) - per FloCombat

Feb. 2 | UFC Fight Night 144: Fortaleza

Flyweight Bout*: Magomed Bibulatov (14-1, 1-1 UFC) vs. Rogerio Bontorin (14-1 1NC, 0-0 UFC) - per Combate

Women’s Flyweight Bout*: Mara Romero Borella (12-5, 1-1 UFC) vs. Taila Santos (15-0, 0-0 UFC) - per Combate

Welterweight Bout*: Thiago Alves (22-12, 14-9 UFC) vs. Max Griffin (14-5, 2-3 UFC) - per Combate

Welterweight Bout*: Demian Maia (25-9, 19-9 UFC) vs. Lyman Good (20-4-1, 2-1 UFC) - per Combate

Bantamweight Bout*: Raphael Assuncao (27-5, 11-2 UFC) vs. Marlon Moraes (21-5-1, 3-1 UFC) - per ESPN

Heavyweight Bout*: Junior Albini (14-4, 1-2 UFC) vs. Dmitry Sosnovskiy (11-0, 1-0 UFC) - per Combate

Women’s Strawweight Bout*: Alexa Grasso (10-2, 2-2 UFC) vs. Marina Rodriguez (11-0-1, 0-0-1 UFC) - per Combate

Welterweight Bout: Bryan Barberena (14-5, 5-3 UFC) vs. Vicente Luque (14-6-1, 7-2 UFC) - per MMA journalist Marcel Dorff

Flyweight Bout*: Joseph Benavidez (26-5, 13-3 UFC) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo (15-0, 4-0 UFC) - LA Times

Light Heavyweight Bout: Justin Ledet (9-1 1NC, 3-1 UFC) vs. Johnny Walker (15-1, 1-0 UFC) - per MMA Fighting

Feb. 9 | UFC 234: Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Flyweight Bout: Kai Kara-France (18-7 1NC, 1-0 UFC) vs. Raulian Paiva (18-1, 0-0 UFC) - per NZ Stuff

Feb. 17 | UFC on ESPN 1: Phoenix

Women’s Flyweight Bout: Lauren Murphy (10-4, 2-4 UFC) vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith (6-3, 3-3 UFC) - per MyMMANews

Feb. 23 | UFC Fight Night 145: Prague

Light Heavyweight Bout: Magomed Ankalaev (11-1, 1-1 UFC) vs. Darko Stosic (13-1, 1-0 UFC) - per MMA journalist Igor Lazorin

March 2 | UFC 235: TBA vs. TBA

Women’s Strawweight Bout*: Tecia Torres (10-3, 6-3 UFC) vs. Weili Zhang (18-1, 2-0)

UFC Signings

Jesse Ronson – Lightweight (20-8) – TKO MMA

Kron Gracie – Featherweight (4-0) – RIZIN

Greg Hardy – Heavyweight (3-0) – Xtreme Fight Night

UFC Departures:

Ulka Sasaki – Flyweight (21-6-2, 4-5 UFC) – Signed with RIZIN

Sage Northcutt – Welterweight (11-2, 6-2 UFC) – Signed with ONE FC

Jesse Ronson – Lightweight (20-8, 0-3 UFC) – Released

Ben Nguyen – Flyweight (18-3, 4-3 UFC) – Released

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