UFC Fight Announcements: Askren, Masvidal, Sterling, Yan, More

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 over the past two weeks, including the return of Ben Askren in a hot-fire showdown vs. Jorge Masvidal and much more. 

Bouts are not confirmed by the UFC unless noted otherwise (*). Below the matchup announcements, a bonus list of fighter signings and releases can also be found.

April 20 - UFC Fight Night 149: Saint Petersburg

Heavyweight Bout*: With Alexander Volkov out, Alexey Oleynik (54-11-1, 6-2 UFC) steps in to fight Alistair Overeem (44-17 1NC, 9-6 UFC) - per ESPN

Lightweight Bout*: With Teemu Packalen out, Alex da Silva (20-1, 0-0 UFC) steps in to fight Alexander Yakovlev (23-8-1, 2-4 UFC) - per Combate

April 27 - UFC on ESPN 3: Fort Lauderdale

Women’s Strawweight Bout*: With Livia Renata Souza out, Virna Jandiroba (14-0, 0-0 UFC) steps in to fight Carla Esparza (13-6, 4-4 UFC) - per Combate

Middleweight Bout: With Yoel Romero out, Jack Hermansson (19-4, 6-2 UFC) steps in to fight Ronaldo Souza (26-6 1NC, 8-3 UFC) - per ESPN

May 5 - UFC Fight Night 150: Ottawa

Women’s Bantamweight Bout*: Sarah Moras (5-4, 2-3 UFC) vs. Macy Chiasson (4-0, 2-0 UFC)

Heavyweight Bout*: Walt Harris (11-7 1NC, 4-6 1NC UFC) vs. Sergey Spivak (9-0, 0-0 UFC)

Bantamweight Bout: With Brian Kelleher out, Cole Smith (6-0, 0-0 UFC) steps in to fight Mitch Gagnon (12-4, 4-3 UFC) - per TSN

May 11 - UFC 237: Namajunas vs. Andrade

Women’s Bantamweight Bout: With Jessica-Rose Clark out, Melissa Gatto (6-0-2, 0-0 UFC) steps in to fight Talita Bernardo (6-3, 1-2 UFC) - per Combate

May 18 - UFC Fight Night 151: Rochester

Welterweight Bout*: Neil Magny (21-7, 14-6 UFC) vs. Vicente Luque (15-6-1, 8-2 UFC) - per Farah Hannoun

Featherweight Bout*: Julio Arce (15-3, 2-1 UFC) vs. Julian Erosa (22-7, 1-3 UFC) - per FloCombat

Lightweight Bout: Davi Ramos (9-2, 3-1 UFC) vs. Austin Hubbard (10-2, 0-0 UFC) - per ESPN

Welterweight Bout: Danny Roberts (16-4, 5-3 UFC) vs. Michel Pereira (22-9 2NC, 0-0 UFC) - per Combate

Lightweight Bout: Charles Oliveira (26-8 1NC, 14-8 1NC UFC) vs. Nike Lentz (30-9-2 1NC, 14-6-1 1NC UFC) - per MMA Junkie

June 1 - UFC Fight Night 152: Stockholm

Lightweight Bout*: Stevie Ray (22-8, 6-3 UFC) vs. Leonardo Santos (16-3-1, 5-0-1 UFC)

Women’s Bantamweight Bout*: Tonya Evinger (19-7 1NC, 0-2 UFC) vs. Lina Lansberg (8-4, 2-3 UFC)

Featherweight Bout: Daniel Teymur (6-3, 0-3 UFC) vs. Sung Bin Jo (9-0, 0-0 UFC) - per Rank 5

Lightweight Bout: Christos Giagos (16-7, 2-3 UFC) vs. Damir Hadzovic (13-4, 3-2 UFC) - per Kimura Sweden

June 8 - UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes

Featherweight Bout*: Ricardo Lamas (19-7, 10-5 UFC) vs. Calvin Kattar (19-3, 3-1 UFC) - per Chicago Tribune

Bantamweight Bout*: Jimmie Rivera (22-3, 6-2 UFC) vs. Petr Yan (12-1, 4-0 UFC) - per ESPN

Bantamweight Bout: Aljamain Sterling (17-3, 9-3 UFC) vs. Pedro Munhoz (18-3 1NC, 8-3 UFC) - per ESPN

Women’s Strawweight Bout*: Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-4, 5-4 UFC) vs. Alexa Grasso (10-2, 2-2 UFC) 

June 22 - UFC Fight Night 153: Greenville

Women’s Flyweight Bout: Andrea Lee (10-2, 2-0 UFC) vs. Montana De La Rosa (10-4, 3-0 UFC) - per FloCombat

June 29 - UFC on ESPN 4: Minneapolis

Light Heavyweight Bout*: Vinicius Moreira (9-2, 0-1 UFC) vs. Roman Dolidze (6-0, 0-0 UFC)

Flyweight Bout*: Joseph Benavidez (27-5, 14-3 UFC) vs. Jussier Formiga (22-5, 8-4)

Heavyweight Bout*: Maurice Greene (7-2, 2-0 UFC) vs. Junior Albini (1-3 UFC)

Lightweight Bout*: Drew Dober (20-9 1NC, 6-5 1NC UFC) vs. Marco “Polo” Reyes (8-5, 4-2 UFC)

Featherweight Bout: Chas Skelly (17-4, 6-4 UFC) vs. Jordan Griffin (17-6, 0-1 UFC) - per Star Tribune

July 6 - UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos

Welterweight Bout*: Jorge Masvidal (33-13, 10-6 UFC) vs. Ben Askren (19-0 1NC, 1-0) - per ESPN

Welterweight Bout*: Michael Chiesa (15-4, 8-4 UFC) vs. Diego Sanchez (29-11, 18-11) - per ESPN

Middleweight Bout*: Edmen Shahbazyan (9-0, 2-0 UFC) vs. Jack Marshman (23-8, 3-3 UFC)



UFC Signings:

Melissa Gatto – Women’s Bantamweight (6-0-2) – Nacao Cyborg

Virna Jandiroba – Women’s Strawweight (14-0) – Invicta FC

Alex da Silva Coelho – Lightweight (20-1) – Serbian Battle Championship

Austin Hubbard – Lightweight (10-2) – LFA

Sergey Spivak – Heavyweight (9-0) – WWFC

Michel Pereira – Welterweight (21-9, 2NC) – Road FC

Cole Smith – Bantamweight (6-0) – BFL

Sergey Khandozhko – Welterweight (25-5-1) – S-70


UFC Departures:

Ruslan Magomedov – Featherweight (14-1, 3-0 UFC) – Received USADA lifetime ban

Ross Pearson – Lightweight (20-16 1NC, 12-13 1 NC UFC) – Retired

Josh Burkman – Welterweight (28-17 1NC, 6-12 1NC UFC) – Released

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