Devonte Smith, Justin Gaethje Highlight Latest UFC Fight Announcements

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 two weeks. 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. 

Feb. 2 | UFC Fight Night 144: Fortaleza

Bantamweight Bout: Geraldo de Freitas (11-4, 0-0 UFC) vs. Felipe Colares (8-0, 0-0 UFC) - per Combate

Feb. 9 | UFC 234: Whittaker vs. Gastelum

Lightweight Bout*: Devonte Smith (9-1, 1-0 UFC) vs. Dong Hyun Ma (16-8-3, 3-2 UFC)

Lightweight Bout*: Lando Vannata (9-3-2, 1-3-2 UFC) vs. Marcos Mariano (6-4, 0-0 UFC)

Light Heavyweight Bout*: With Ryan Spann out, Sam Alvey (33-11 1NC, 10-6 UFC) steps in to face Jim Crute (9-0, 1-0 UFC)  - per News.com.au

Lightweight Bout: With Alex Gorgees out, Callan Potter (17-7, 0-0 UFC) steps in to fight Jalin Turner (7-4, 0-1 UFC) - per FloCombat

Feb. 23 | UFC Fight Night 145: Prague

Lightweight Bout: Rustam Khabilov (23-3, 9-2 UFC) vs. Diego Ferreira (14-2, 5-2 UFC)

Light Heavyweight Bout*: Gian Villante (17-10, 7-7 UFC) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (12-2 1NC, 0-0 1NC UFC)

Lightweight Bout*: Damir Hadzovic (12-4, 2-2 UFC) vs. Marco Reyes (8-4, 4-1 UFC)

Light Heavyweight Bout: With Darko Stosic out, Klidson Abreu (14-2, 0-0 UFC) steps in to fight Magomed Ankalaev (11-1, 1-1) - per various Russian social media accounts

Women’s Flyweight Bout: Gillian Robertson (5-3, 2-1 UFC) vs. Veronica Macedo (5-2-1, 0-2 UFC) - per FloCombat

Welterweight Bout: Carlo Pedersoli (11-2, 1-1 UFC) vs. Dwight Grant (8-2, 0-1 UFC) - per Sherdog

Lightweight Bout: Damir Ismagulov (17-2, 1-0 UFC) vs. Joel Alvarez (15-1, 0-0 UFC) - per MMA DNA

March 2 | UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith

Bantamweight Bout*: Alejandro Perez (21-6-1, 7-1-1 UFC) vs. Song Yadong (13-4 1NC, 3-0 UFC)

Middleweight Bout*: Charles Byrd (9-5, 1-1 UFC) vs. Edmen Shahbazyan (8-0, 1-0 UFC) - per Las Vegas Review Journal

March 9 | UFC Fight Night 146: Wichita

Welterweight Bout*: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (19-5, 6-1 UFC) vs. Curtis Millender (17-3, 3-0) - per Combate

March 16 | UFC Fight Night 147: London

Welterweight Bout*: Darren Till (17-1-1, 5-1-1 UFC) vs. Jorge Masvidal (32-13, 9-6 UFC) - per ESPN

Welterweight Bout*: Leon Edwards (16-3, 8-2 UFC) vs. Gunnar Nelson (17-3-1, 8-3 UFC) - per ESPN

Featherweight Bout*: Arnold Allen (13-1, 4-0 UFC) vs. Jordan Rinaldi (14-6, 2-2 UFC)

March 23 | UFC Fight Night 148: Nashville

Heavyweight Bout*: Curtis Blaydes (10-2-0-1, 5-2 1NC UFC) vs. Justin Willis (8-1, 4-0 UFC) - per FloCombat

Welterweight Bout*: Stephen Thompson (14-3-1, 9-3-1 UFC) vs. Anthony Pettis (21-8, 8-7 UFC) - per ESPN

Flyweight Bout*: Jussier Formiga (22-5, 8-4 UFC) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo (15-0, 4-0 UFC) - per Combate

Women’s Flyweight Bout*: Alexis Davis (19-8, 6-3 UFC) vs. Jennifer Maia (15-5-1, 0-1 UFC)

Women’s Flyweight Bout*: Maycee Barber (6-0, 1-0 UFC) vs. JJ Aldrich (7-2, 3-1 UFC)

Women’s Strawweight Bout*: Randa Markos (8-6-1, 4-5-1 UFC) vs. Angela Hill (8-5, 3-5 UFC)

March 30 | UFC on ESPN 2: Philadelphia

Lightweight Bout*: Edson Barboza (20-6, 14-6 UFC) vs. Justin Gaethje (19-2, 2-2 UFC) - per Farah Hannoun

Light Heavyweight Bout*: Kennedy Nzechukwu (6-0, 0-0 UFC) vs. Paul Craig (10-3, 2-3 UFC)

Women’s Flyweight Bout*: Maryna Moroz (8-3, 3-3 UFC) vs. Sabina Mazo (6-0, 0-0 UFC)

Featherweight Bout: Sodiq Yusuff (8-1, 1-0 UFC) vs. Sheymon Moraes (11-2, 2-1 UFC) - per Rodney James

April 27 | UFC on ESPN 3: Miami

Middleweight Bout: Yoel Romero (14-3, 9-2 UFC) vs. Paulo Costa (12-0, 4-0 UFC) - per Combate


UFC Signings

Geraldo de Freitas – Bantamweight (11-4) – Shooto Brasil

Felipe Colares – Bantamweight (8-0) – Jungle Fight

Marcos Mariano – Welterweight (6-4) – AFT

Alen Amedovski – Middleweight (8-0) – Bellator MMA

Klidson Abreu – Light Heavyweight (14-2) – M-Challenge

Joel Alvarez – Lightweight (14-2) – AFL

Callan Potter – Lightweight (17-7) – Eternal MMA

Roman Dolidze – Light Heavyweight (6-0) – WWFC


UFC Departures:

Dennis Bermudez – Lightweight (18-9, 10-7 UFC) – Retired

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