UFC boosts schedule with pair of new headliners

Check out all the MMA fights, including Max Holloway vs. Chan Sung Jung, announced over the past week in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions.

By: Kristen King | 3 months ago
UFC boosts schedule with pair of new headliners
Max Holloway at UFC 240 |IMAGO/ZUMA Wire

Fights on Tap is a weekly roundup of all the fights booked in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions. The UFC either announced or finalized 16 fights this week, and we are set for some upcoming international trips. 

This past Thursday, UFC president Dana White announced a trio of headliners, two of which see the promotion go international in the next couple of months. Aside from the unbelievable bantamweight bout between Cory Sandhagen and Umar Nurmagomedov set for UFC Nashville, White also revealed that Max Holloway vs. Chan Sung Jung and Ciryl Gane vs. Serghei Spivac would top UFC Singapore and UFC Paris, respectively. 

Following his unanimous decision win against Arnold Allen this past April, ‘Blessed’ expressed interest in fighting someone he considered a true OG of his division: Chan Sung Jung, better known as the ‘Korean Zombie.’ Shortly after, Jung responded to Holloway, saying he would fight him ‘anytime, anywhere’ — and now we know when and where that will be. UFC Singapore goes down on Sat., Aug. 26, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. 

Nearly a year after he headlined the first UFC event in Paris, Ciryl Gane will do it again for its second one. ‘Bon Gamin’ and Serghei Spivac have agreed to share the Octagon at UFC Paris, the upcoming event scheduled for Sat, Sept. 2, at the Accor Arena in Paris, France. In his most recent appearance, the French fighter suffered a first-round loss to Jon Jones for the then-vacant UFC heavyweight championship. A month prior to that, Spivac earned his first ‘Performance of the Night’ awarded bonus for a first-round submission of Derrick Lewis

Dana White announces new headliners for the upcoming UFC schedule

Announced UFC fights:

UFC Jacksonville — June 24

UFC Vegas 76 — July 1

  • Guram Kutateladze vs. Elves Brenner — lightweight (First rep. by MMA TIME)
  • Yana Santos vs. Karol Rosa — women’s featherweight (First rep. by WMMA Rankings)

UFC Vegas 77 — July 15 

UFC Nashville — August 5

  • Cory Sandhagen vs. Umar Nurmagomedov — bantamweight 
  • Sean Woodson vs. Steve Garcia Jr. — featherweight (First rep. by Iridium Sports Agency)

UFC Vegas 78 — August 12

UFC Singapore — August 26 

UFC 292 — August 19 

  • Geoff Neal vs. Ian Machado Garry — welterweight (First rep. by Peter Carroll of RTÉ Sport)
  • Andrea Lee vs. Natália Silva — women’s flyweight (First rep. by ESPN MMA)

UFC Paris — September 2

  • Ciryl Gane vs. Serghei Spivac — heavyweight 

UFC Vegas 79 — September 23

  • Jake Collier vs. Valter Ignacio Walker — heavyweight (First rep. by Laerte Viana)
  • Bruno Silva vs. Cody Durden — flyweight (First rep. by Durden)

Announced Professional Fighters League (PFL) fights:

PFL Playoffs 2 — August 18

  • Larissa Pacheco vs. Olena Kolesnyk — women’s featherweights
  • Marina Mokhnatkina vs. Amber Leibrock — women’s featherweight
  • Denis Golstov vs. Jordan Heiderman — heavyweight 
  • Renan Ferreira vs. Marcelo Nunes — heavyweight 

Announced Cage Warriors fights:

Cage Warriors 156 — July 1

  • Stephanie Evans vs. Małgorzata Tkocz — women’s featherweight 
  • Scott Pedersen vs. Yohan Salvador — featherweight 
  • Reece McEwan vs. Leonardo de Oliveira — bantamweight 

Cage Warriors 157 — July 21

  • Tom Mearns vs. Bailey Gilbert — featherweight 
  • Lone’er Kavanagh vs. Shawn Da Silva — flyweight 
  • Jordan Vucenic vs. Brice Picaud — featherweight 
  • Wesley Machado vs. Orlando Prins — featherweight

Cage Warriors 158 — July 29

  • Gianluca Rocca vs. Guido Possidente — lightweight 
  • Emanuele Zaccaria vs. Sylwester Miller — bantamweight 
  • Emanuele Sabatino vs. Aaron Johnson — lightweight 
  • Michael Pagani vs. James Power — lightweight 
  • Gianluca Scottoli vs. Sam Kelly — bantamweight 
  • Dario Bellandi vs. Naglis Kanišauskas — middleweight 
  • Dumitru Girlean vs. Leon Hill — lightweight 

Announced KSW fights:

KSW 84 — July 15 

  • Bartosz Leśko vs. Nemanja Nikolić — middleweight 
  • Cezariusz Kęsik vs. Damian Janikowski — middleweight 
  • Bruno Dos Santos vs. Gustavo Oliveira — bantamweight 
  • Damian Stasiak vs. Pascal Hintzen — featherweight 

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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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