UFC title fight confirmed, 21 more bouts announced – Fights on Tap

Check out all the fights, including Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana, announced over the past week in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions.

By: Kristen King | 1 month ago
UFC title fight confirmed, 21 more bouts announced – Fights on Tap
Amanda Nunes reacts to her win against Julianna Peña at UFC 277 | IMAGO/ZUMA Wire

Fights on Tap is a weekly roundup of all the fights booked in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions. The world’s largest MMA promotion either announced or finalized 21 fights this week, and one of the first pay-per-view events of the summer schedule has undergone a major change as Amanda Nunes has a new opponent for her next defense.

Reigning UFC bantamweight champion Nunes was scheduled to complete a trilogy with Julianna Peña at the upcoming pay-per-view event scheduled for June 10 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. That was until the ‘Venezuelan Vixen’ was forced to withdraw due to a rib injury, leaving the ‘Lioness’ without an opponent. 

Dana White & Co. sought a replacement and opted to remove Irene Aldana from her newly scheduled fight against Raquel Pennington for the opportunity. In her past two appearances, the Mexican fighter has finished Yana Kunitskaya and Macy Chiasson at UFC 264 and UFC 279, respectively. 

Announced UFC fights:

UFC Vegas 73 — June 3

  • Karine Silva vs. Ketlen Souza — women’s flyweight 
  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Don’Tale Mayes — heavyweight
  • Jamie Mullarkey vs. Guram Kutateladze — lightweight 
  • Emily Ducote vs. Loopy Godinez — catchweight (120 lbs.) (First rep. by Marcel Dorff of Eurosport Nederland)

UFC 289 — June 10 

  • Amanda Nunes vs. Irene Aldana — women’s bantamweight 

UFC Vegas 75: Vettori vs. Cannonier — June 17 

UFC Vegas 76: Strickland vs. Magomedov — July 1

UFC 290 — July 8

UFC Jacksonville: Emmett vs. Topuria — June 24

UFC Fight Night — July 15 

UFC London — July 22

Announced Bellator fights:

Bellator Paris — May 12

  • Yves Landu vs. Piotr Niedzielski — featherweight

Bellator 297 — June 16 

  • Kyle Crutchmer vs. Bobby Nash — welterweight 
  • Austin Vanderford vs. Imamshafi Aliev — middleweight 
  • Jordan Newman vs. Matthew Perry — middleweight 
  • Mike Hamel vs. Shamil Nikaev — lightweight
  • Cody Law vs. Edwin Chavez — featherweight
  • David McKinney vs. Max Metzgar — lightweight
  • Leandro Higo vs. Nikita Mikhailov — bantamweight 
  • Wladmir Gouvea vs. Kevin Childs — heavyweight 

Announced Cage Warriors fights:

Cage Warriors 155 — June 2 

  • Damon Wilson vs. John De Jesus — featherweight 

Cage Warriors 158 — July 29 

  • Shajidul Haque vs. Michele Martignoni — flyweight 

Announced KSW fights:

KSW 82 — May 13

  • Robert Maciejowski vs. Wiktor Zalewski — welterweight

KSW 83 — June 3

  • Marian Ziolkowski vs. Salahdine Parnasse — lightweight
  • Paweł Pawlak vs. Tomasz Romanowski — middleweight

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Kristen King
Kristen King

Kristen King is a writer for Bloody Elbow. She has covered combat sports since 2016, getting her start with outlets such as FanSided, MyMMANews and MMA-Prospects. She joined the BE team in 2020, covering a mix of news, events and injuries. In her time with BE, Kristen has created ‘Fright of the Night,’ a series that highlights some of the worst injuries in the sport.

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