Fights are fast these days and if you blink you can easily miss them. In the Fight Roundup section, we bring you the latest match updates to keep you updated on what’s on the horizon.
All fights featured have been officially announced or confirmed by MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz, Mike Heck and Damon Martin through sources familiar with the fights.
Andrey Arlovsky against. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Andrey Arlovskiy will soon be one step closer to entering the UFC at number 40.
The former heavyweight champion will take on Marcos Rogerio de Lima (19-8-1) at the upcoming UFC event on October 29, which marks Arlovski’s 39th fight with the promotion, for which he has fought since 2000. The location has not yet been officially announced. announced for the map.
The battle was the first to report the match.
At 43, Arlovski (34-20, 2 NC) is on his longest winning streak since 2016, with four straight wins over Jake Collier, Jared Vanderaa, Carlos Felipe and Chase Sherman. His most recent victory over Collier – a controversial split call – gave him six wins in his last seven fights and improved his UFC record to 23-14 (1 NC).
De Lima lost by unanimous decision to Blagoy Ivanov at UFC 274 in May of this year. Pesao have been 4-3 since returning to heavyweight in 2018.
Chase Hooper against. Steve Garcia
Also added to the October 29 card is Chase Hooper’s featherweight fight with Steve Garcia.
Hooper (11-2-1), one of the youngest fighters in the UFC 145-pound division, has alternated wins and losses in five of the promotion’s appearances. The 22-year-old defeated Felipe Colares via TKO in the third round at UFC Vegas 55 this May, and his UFC record is now 3-2.
Garcia (12-5) has also alternated wins and losses in his UFC career. He combined a knockout victory over Charlie Ontiveros with losses to Maheshate and Luis Peña. Garcia previously fought for Bellator, where he posted a 5-2 record.
Sherdog was the first to report the match.
Gaius Borrallo against. Makhmud Muradov
A bout between promising middleweights Cayo Borrallo and Mahmud Muradov has been added to the pay-per-view at UFC 280 on October 22 in Abu Dhabi.
Borrallo (12-1, 1 NC) has been impressive ever since he was signed in the 2021 season to the Contender Series with decision wins over Armen Petrosyan and Gadzhi Omargadzhiev. Both fights were co-main events of the UFC Fight Night cards.
Muradov (25-7) hopes to make his first appearance on the pitch in 2022 after canceling his reservation in February this year. In his final appearance at UFC Vegas 35 in August 2021, he lost to Gerald Meerschaert via second round submission. This defeat ended Muradov’s 14-fight winning streak. His UFC record is 3-1.
The match was first announced in Muradov’s social networks.
Chelsea Chandler against. Julia Stolyarenko
Invicta FC standout Chelsea Chandler has received a new opponent for her UFC debut.
With originally scheduled opponent Leah Letson pulling out for unknown reasons, Chandler (4-1) will now take on former Invicta Champion Yulia Stolyarenko (10-6-2) in a bantamweight bout at the Oct. 1 event, a venue yet to be determined. .
Chandler broke the news while commenting on Urijah Faber’s A1 Combat event last Sunday. Losing her professional debut in October 2018, Chandler had four wins in a row, competing at 145 and 135 pounds. Most recently, she defeated Courtney King via unanimous decision in a Featherweight bout at Invicta FC 47.
Stolyarenko took her first UFC victory in her fifth attempt at UFC 276 this July, defeating Jessica-Rose Clark by armbar in just 42 seconds. Ultimate Fighter 28 The cast defeated Lisa Verzosa via split decision in the 2020 Candidate Fight of the Year to capture the vacant Invicta Bantamweight Championship before returning to the UFC later that year.
Challenger Series: Week 4
The official roster for the 4th week of the Contender Series 2022 has been determined.
In the lightweight main event, England’s Thomas Pall (11-3) will take on undefeated Argentine Esteban Ribovic (10-0). None of the fighters have seen scorecards in their professional careers as all of Paul’s wins have come by KO/TKO and Ribovich has had an equal number of KOs and submissions in his 10 wins.
Also on the map, undefeated Cage Warriors bantamweight champion Jack Cartwright (10-0) will take on Contender Series 2020 contender Jose Johnson (14-7) and LFA and Invicta FC bantamweight prospect Haley Cowan (6-2 ) will fight with the Brazilian Claudia Leyte (7 -2).
Contender Series: Week 4 will take place on August 16 at the UFC APEX tournament in Las Vegas.
See the full lineup below:
- Thomas Pall vs. Esteban Ribovich – Lightweight
- Ivan Valanseula vs. Claudio Ribeiro – Middleweight
- Jack Cartwright vs. Jose Johnson – Bantamweight
- Hayley Cowan vs Claudia Leite – bantamweight
- Nazim Sadikhov vs. Ahmad Khasanzade – lightweight