Fights come collectively quick lately, and when you blink, you possibly can simply miss them. In Combat Roundup, we convey you the most recent 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 through sources with data of the matchups.
Two of the UFC’s high flyweights are working it again.
At UFC Vegas 83 on Jan. 13, Matheus Nicolau and Manel Kape meet in a rematch of their March 2021 encounter that Nicolau gained through break up determination. The bout was first reported by Eurosport.
The matchup pits two of MMA Fighting’s top 10 flyweights towards each other, with Nicolau at present at No. 10 and Kape at No. 9.
Nicolau (19-3-1) was on the cusp of a UFC title shot earlier than struggling a first-round knockout loss to Brandon Royval this previous April. Previous to that, Nicolau had gained six straight fights, together with an in depth determination nod over Kape. Along with beating Kape, Nicolau holds notable wins over Matt Schnell, Tim Elliott, Louis Smolka, and John Moraga.
Kape (19-6) hasn’t misplaced since his first assembly with Nicolau. The previous RIZIN champion has rebounded with 4 straight wins, most not too long ago defeating short-notice substitute Felipe dos Santos through unanimous determination at UFC 293.
Bautista (13-2) and Simon (20-4) are each within the thick of the contender race at 135 kilos, with Bautista having gained 5 straight and Simon not too long ago seeing his personal five-fight win streak snapped by Song Yadong. The bout was first introduced by Bautista’s management, who additionally announced a Jan. 13 featherweight bout between Westin Wilson and Gabriel Santos.
Gregory Rodrigues vs. Brad Tavares
The middleweights now compete on Feb. 10 after a earlier scheduled assembly at UFC 283 fell by means of final January. Rodrigues (14-5) as a substitute fought substitute Brunno Ferreira, shedding by knockout in Spherical 1, whereas Tavares (20-8) later misplaced by first-round knockout to Bruno Silva in April.
Rodrigues introduced the re-booking first through social media.
Each fighters have since rebounded with wins. Rodrigues completed Denis Tiuliulin within a spherical with ground-and-pound at UFC 292 and Tavares earned a unanimous determination nod over former UFC champion Chris Weidman on the identical card.
The Feb. 10 UFC occasion is but to be introduced and doesn’t have an official location.
Guida (38-23), who was inducted into the UFC Corridor of Fame in 2019 for his basic brawl with Diego Sanchez, seems to rebound from a choice loss to Rafa Garcia in his most up-to-date outing at UFC Kansas City. The veteran steps into the octagon on Dec. 2, simply six days shy of his forty second birthday.
Silva (12-4) seems to interrupt out of a 1-3 droop, which was capped off by a third-round TKO loss to Arman Tsarukyan this previous June. “Netto BJJ” has competed sporadically over the previous few years, with simply 4 fights since 2018.
The next bouts have additionally been made official for UFC Austin:
As beforehand introduced, UFC Austin is headlined by pair of light-weight contenders’ bouts, with Beneil Dariush combating Arman Tsarukyan in the principle occasion, and Bobby Green combating Dan Hooker within the co-main occasion.
Extra Canadian content material has been added to the UFC 297 lineup as Jasmine Jasudavicius, Malcolm Gordon, Serhiy Sidey, and Yohan Lainesse have all landed on the Jan. 20 pay-per-view card in Toronto.
Preventing out of St. Catherine’s, Ontario, Jasudavicius (9-3) makes her sixth UFC look since making her promotional debut in January 2022. She is 3-2 contained in the octagon and appears to maintain constructing her identify within the flyweight division when she fights Priscila Cachoeira (12-5) at UFC 297.
Gordon (14-7), who fights out of Toronto, enters his flyweight combat with Jimmy Flick (16-7) on a two-fight shedding skid. Following back-to-back wins over Denys Bondar and Francisco Figueiredo, Gordon has stumbled with losses to Jake Hadley and Muhammad Mokaev, each of whom stopped Gordon inside the space.
Additionally hailing from Ontario, Burlington bantamweight Sidey (10-1) makes his UFC debut towards the person who he beat to earn a contract on the Contender Sequence, Ramon Taveras (9-2). Sidey Sidey defeated Taveras through first-round knockout this previous September, however finds himself standing throughout from him once more after Taveras earned his personal contract with a 29-second knockout of Cortavious Romious the next October.
Rounding out the cardboard is Quebec’s Lainesse (9-2), who fights England’s Sam Patterson (10-2-1) in a welterweight bout.
UFC 297 is headlined by middleweight champion Sean Strickland defending towards Dricus Du Plessis, with Mayra Bueno Silva and Raquel Pennington battling for a vacant bantamweight title within the co-main occasion.