UFC president Dana White laid out his summer time plans in an impromptu social media announcement on Thursday. White tidied up messy co-main occasion scenes for UFC 288 and UFC 289 whereas additionally saying a swathe of recent Fight Night headliners.
UFC 288, happening in Newark, New Jersey on May 6, and UFC 289, slotted for Vancouver on June 10, had been absent co-main occasions at the beginning of the week. White formally introduced that Charles Oliveira vs. Beneil Dariush, which was scrapped from UFC 288 following an damage suffered by Oliveira, was formally being pushed to UFC 289. Filling in at UFC 288 is a five-round welterweight tilt between high contenders Belal Muhammad and Gilbert Burns.
Oliveira vs. Dariush is anticipated to find out the following challenger for UFC light-weight champion Islam Makhachev, who’s loosely tied to UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi on Oct. 21. Oliveira is coming off a stoppage loss to Makhachev that ended his thrilling title marketing campaign. Dariush is taken into account by many as probably the most deserving challenger, profitable eight consecutive fights with 4 efficiency bonuses.
Muhammad vs. Burns seems to be a title eliminator because the UFC continues to push for UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington. Muhammad is undefeated in his final 9 fights and sits at No. 4 within the UFC’s official welterweight rankings. Burns has a decent turnaround after retiring Jorge Masvidal at UFC 287 on April 8 and submitting Neil Magny in January.
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Marvin Vettori vs. Jared Cannonier will headline a UFC Fight Night on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 17. The winner of this high-level middleweight conflict will discover themselves within the free hemisphere of a title shot after being pushed out of the image by champion Israel Adesanya and former champ Robert Whittaker. Josh Emmett vs. Ilia Topuria will headline a UFC Fight Night in Jacksonville on Saturday, June 24. Both males wield absurd energy for featherweights. Emmett should bounce again from a second-round submission loss to Yair Rodriguez for the interim featherweight championship. Topuria might cement himself as the following large factor with six consecutive UFC wins and an ideal 15-0 profession run.
Sean Strickland vs. Abus Magomedov will headline a UFC Fight Night on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 1. Strickland is coming off a win over Nassourdine Imavov which snapped a two-fight skid. The unheralded Magomedov had a robust stint within the PFL and a profitable UFC debut towards Dustin Stoltzfus, punctuated by a 19-second entrance kick KO.UFC will return to London for a UFC Fight Night Saturday, July 22. It’s a comparatively quick turnaround following the promotion’s final go to, which was headlined by Englishman Leon Edwards efficiently defeating Kamaru Usman in a welterweight title trilogy at UFC 286.
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