Fights come collectively quick lately, and if you happen to blink, you’ll be able to simply miss them. In Battle Roundup, we carry you the newest reported matchups to maintain you updated with what’s on the horizon.
All bouts featured have been formally introduced or confirmed with MMA Preventing’s Guilherme Cruz, Mike Heck, and Damon Martin by way of sources with information of the matchups.
Brendan Allen has a troublesome process forward of him if he hopes to maintain climbing the middleweight ranks.
“All In” — at present No. 13 at 185 kilos within the MMA Fighting Global Rankings — has been added to the June 24 UFC Jacksonville card, the place he faces the hard-hitting Bruno Silva (23-8).
In his most up-to-date outing this previous February, Allen (21-5) scored an upset submission win over grappling ace Andre Muniz. He has received 4 straight now and 6 of his previous seven to interrupt into the contenders’ circle.
Silva lately snapped a two-fight skid with a first-round TKO of veteran Brad Taveres. In six appearances for the UFC, “Blindado” sports activities a 4-2 report.
The matchup was first reported by MMA Mania.
Additionally added to UFC Jacksonville, David Onama fights Gabriel Santos in a featherweight bout (first reported by SUPER LUTAS), and Contender Collection signing Trevor Peek makes his second look when he fights Victor Martinez in a light-weight bout (first reported by MMA Orbit).
Jimmy Crute vs. Alonzo Menifield 2
After their first assembly resulted in a disappointing majority draw, Jimmy Crute and Alonzo Menifield get their likelihood to set the report straight.
The sunshine heavyweights compete in a rematch at UFC 290, which takes place at T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas. Their first battle at UFC 284 in February noticed neither man get their hand raised due to some extent deduction within the remaining spherical.
Menifield (13-3-1) scored two knockdowns of Crute (12-3-1) of their first assembly, however he value himself a degree in Spherical 3 when he grabbed the fence to cease a takedown. The scorecards noticed one decide have it 29-27 for Crute and the opposite 28-28 with the deduction to Menifield.
Coming into that contest, Menifield was on a two-fight streak, whereas Crute now seeks his first win since October 2020.
Additionally formally introduced for UFC 290, Shannon Ross (13-7) fights Jesus Aguilar (8-2) at flyweight, Vitor Petrino (8-0) fights Marcin Prachnio (16-6) at mild heavyweight, and Kamuela Kirk (11-5-0) fights Esteban Ribovics (11-1) at light-weight.
Andrei Arlovski vs. Don’Tale Mayes
Mark down one other milestone for Andrei Arlovski.
The previous UFC heavyweight champion is about to take his fortieth battle contained in the octagon when he takes on Don’Story Mayes (9-5, 1 NC) at UFC Vegas 74 on June 3.
Arlovski (23-15, 1 NC) extends his report for probably the most UFC appearances by a heavyweight as he makes his first look of this 12 months. In 2022, he fought thrice, successful a pair of cut up choices earlier than being submitted within the first spherical by Marcos Rogerio de Lima in his most up-to-date outing.
Mayes closed out his 2023 marketing campaign with a unanimous determination loss to Augusto Sakai. He seeks his first win since December 2021.
Tim Elliott vs. Victor Altamirano
Veteran flyweight Tim Elliott additionally competes at UFC Vegas 74 when he fights Mexico’s Victor Altamirano.
Elliott (18-12-1) is coming off of a unanimous determination win over Tagir Ulanbekov. The one-time UFC title challenger has received three of his previous 4 fights and is at present tied for the No. 15 spot at 125 kilos within the MMA Fighting Global Rankings.
Altamirano (12-2) has carried out properly since being signed off of Dana White’s Contender Collection. After dropping a cut up determination to Carlos Hernandez in his UFC debut, he has received two straight, outpointing Vinicius Salvador and ending Daniel Lacerda by way of strikes.
The next bouts have additionally been added to the June 3 UFC APEX card:
Gentle heavyweight: Philipe Lins (16-5) vs. Maxim Grishin (32-9-2)
Strawweight: Elise Reed (6-3) vs. Jinh Yu Frey (11-8)
Lightweight: Jamie Mullarkey (16-5) vs. Guram Kutateladze (12-3)
Bantamweight: Da’Mon Blackshear (12-5-1) vs. Luan Lacerda (12-2)
Flyweight: Karine Silva (15-4) vs. Ketlen Souza (13-3)
Bantamweight: John Castaneda (19-6) vs. Mateus Mendonca (10-1)
Juancamilo Ronderos vs. Jafel Filho
A flyweight bout between Juancamilo Ronderos and Jafel Filho is headed to the UFC APEX on July 15.
Ronderos (4-2) faces Filho (14-3) at UFC Vegas 77, and each fighters look to get again on the successful observe. For Ronderos, his subsequent UFC will can be his first after first-round rear-naked choke losses to Clayton Carpenter and David Dvorak to begin his run with the promotion.
Filho additionally misplaced his UFC debut, however he took the undefeated Muhammad Mokaev to the restrict, practically submitting him earlier than being pressured to faucet out himself within the third spherical. Previous to that loss, Filho had received 5 straight fights.
The bout was first announced by the fighters’ shared administration.
Nathaniel Wood vs. Andre Fili
Nathaniel Wooden’s subsequent featherweight task is towards one of many division’s longest-tenured rivals.
The previous bantamweight seems to enhance to 3-0 since transferring up in weight when he fights Andre Fili (22-9, 1 NC) on July 22 at UFC London. Reporter Al Zullino was first to report the bout.
Each of Wooden’s appearances at 145 kilos have gone to a call, with “The Prospect” scoring unanimous nods over Charles Jourdain and Charles Rosa. Fili was victorious in his most up-to-date battle this previous September, defeating Bill Algeo by cut up determination to halt a three-fight skid.