UFC Fight Roundup: Chris Barnett vs. Chase Sherman heavyweight tilt set for UFC 287
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.
Chris Barnett against. Chase Sherman
A pair of veteran heavyweights head to Miami.
Chris Barnett (23-8) is scheduled to take on Chase Sherman (26-11) at UFC 287 on April 8 at the Miami-Dade Arena. Eurosport.
“Beast Boy” was the result of a spectacular second-round knockout of Jake Collier at UFC 279. The win was not without hiccups as Barnett entered the octagon as the second UFC fighter ever to weigh in over the heavyweight limit. He has alternated wins and losses in four matches with the promotion since debuting in 2021.
For Sherman, this is the 15th fight in the UFC. Vanilla Gorilla hasn’t had much success in his three UFC appearances, with just one win in his last six fights and a 4-10 overall record in the Octagon. In his last fight, Sherman lost by unanimous decision to Waldo Cortez-Acosta.
Jacqueline Amorim against. Sam Hughes
Also added to the April 8 pay-per-view is Jacqueline Amorim vs. Sam Hughes in the Featherweight division.
The undefeated Amorim will debut in the UFC with a 6-0 professional record, including two title fights with the LFA. So far, Amorim has dominated the competition in her short professional career, defeating her last five opponents in the first round.
Hughes (7-5) went on to win 2-4 in the UFC, earning a reputation for being ready to replace an opponent with a replacement at a moment’s notice. She recently saw a two-fight winning streak snapped by a unanimous decision loss to Piera Rodriguez.
First reported about the match mma.ideas.
Ed Herman vs Zach Cummings
Ed Herman and Zach Cummings are back.
Both longtime UFC veterans are returning after long hiatuses when they face off at UFC Kansas City in the light heavyweight division on April 15. This is Herman’s first fight since August 2021 and Cummings’ first fight since August 2020.
When we last saw Herman (26-15, 1 NC), he lost a unanimous decision to Alonzo Menifield at UFC 265. This ended a three-fight winning streak for Herman, who made his professional debut in 2003 and is 13- eleven. (1 NC) UFC record.
Cummings (24-7) comes back with a win in his last fight, earning a unanimous victory over Alessio Di Chirico at UFC Vegas 8. Fighting outside of Kansas City, Cummings has won three of his last four fights.
Brad Tavares against. Bruno Silva
Brad Tavares and Bruno Silva will face off in a veteran middleweight bout on April 22.
SUPER BATTLES was the first to report the match.
Tavares (19-7) is one of the longest-serving fighters in the UFC 185-pound division, with a 14-7 record in the octagon. He lost a unanimous decision to Drickus Du Plessis at UFC 276 in July this year, and then was forced to withdraw from the fight with Gregory Rodriguez, which was supposed to take place at UFC 283. Ultimate Fighter 11 the cast is 6-4 in his last 10 fights.
Blindado is looking to break the second losing streak of his career and the first since 2012. After winning by knockout in his first three fights in the UFC, Silva (22-8) was defeated in a row by Gerald Meerschaert and Alex. Pereira.
The venue for the UFC tournament on April 22 has not yet been determined.
Ricky Glenn against. Christ Giagos
Lightweights Ricky Glenn and Christos Giagos will also compete on April 22.
Glenn (22-6-2) is competing for the first time since fighting Grant Dawson in a draw in October 2021. The 16-year veteran was scheduled to fight Drew Dober this March, but a groin injury ended Glenn’s 2022 campaign prematurely.
Jagos (19-10) is also hoping for good luck in 2023 after suffering his second straight first-round loss when he lost to Thiago Moises in June this year. Jagos has lost three of his last five fights.
The match was the first announced by Glenn and Jagos.
Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Waldo Cortez-Acosta
Marcos Rogerio de Lima is looking to continue his heavyweight ascent when he takes on Waldo Cortez-Acosta on April 29.
First reported about the fight ESPN.
De Lima (20-8-1) is off the charts with three wins in his last four matches. He added the veteran’s name to his resume in his last fight at UFC Vegas 63, where he defeated former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski in less than two minutes.
Cortez-Acosta (9-0) was originally scheduled to fight Junior Tafa this past weekend at UFC 284, but Tafa pulled out due to an injury. The Dominican heavyweight didn’t have to wait long for a new booking as he is now set to take on De Lima at a UFC event on April 29, with a venue yet to be determined. In two appearances in the UFC, Cortez-Acosta won a decision victory over Chase Sherman and Jared Vanderaa.
Johnny Munoz against. Daniel Santos
This May, Johnny Munoz and Daniel Santos are fighting for a spot in the deep bantamweight division.
The two are set for a 135-pound bout at UFC Fight Night on May 6, with a venue yet to be determined. ESPN was the first to report the fight.
Munoz (12-2) and Santos (10-2) both won victories: Munoz defeated Ludvik Sholinyan in November last year, and Santos knocked out John Castaneda in the second round in October last year. This is Munoz’s fifth UFC appearance with a 2-2 inside the octagon, while Santos is making his third UFC appearance since the start of the 1-1 promotion.
Jessica Rose Clark against. Tainara Lisbon
Veteran Jessica-Rose Clark welcomes Tynara Lisboa to UFC on May 13th.
“Jesse Jess” will take on Lisboa (5-2) in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night on May 13 at an undetermined venue. The match was the first announced Clark’s leadership.
Since moving up to bantamweight, Clarke (11-8, 1 NC) has had a mixed record, scoring 2-3 in her last five fights at 135 pounds. She lost two fights in a row to Yulia Stolyarenko and Stephanie Egger, both due to first-round handholds.
Lisboa enters the UFC on a three win streak, all by knockout or submission. Competing on the regional stage in Brazil, Lisboa went 5-1 after losing in her pro debut to future UFC fighter Norma Dumont.