Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (May 22-28)

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels available, it’s nearly impossible to organize.

But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back.

Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed from the UFC or Bellator.

Here are the fight announcements that were broken or confirmed by MMA Junkie or officially announced by a promotion from May 22-28.

UFC on ESPN 45, Las Vegas, Saturday

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 07: Muin Gafurov prepares to fight Chad Anheliger in a bantamweight fight during Dana White’s Contender Series season five week two at UFC APEX on September 07, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Bantamweight: With Mateus Mendonca out, Muin Gafurov (18-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) steps in to fight John Castañeda (19-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) (Sport in Tajikistan)

UFC Fight Night, Las Vegas, July 1

Jan 21, 2023; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Ismael Bonfim (red gloves) reacts after the fight against Terrance McKinney (blue gloves) during UFC 283 at Jeunesse Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason da Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Lightweight: With Vinc Pichel out, Ismael Bonfim (19-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) steps in to fight Benoit Saint-Denis (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) (Resenha UFC Fight Pass)

UFC Fight Night, Las Vegas, July 15

Terrance McKinney

Lightweight: Terrance McKinney (13-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) vs. Nazim Sadykhov (8-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC)

UFC 291, Salt Lake City, July 29

Mar 25, 2023; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Trevin Giles (red gloves) is declared the winner over Preston Parsons (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Meullion-USA TODAY Sports

Welterweight: Gabriel Bonfim (14-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Trevin Giles (16-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) (Ag. Fight)

Bellator vs. Rizin 2, Saitama, Japan, July 30

Lightweight: A.J. McKee (20-1 MMA, 20-1 BMMA) vs. Patricky Freire (24-11 MMA, 15-9 BMMA) – grand prix quarterfinal

Flyweight: Kyoji Horiguchi (31-5 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) vs. Makoto Shinryu (16-1-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA)

Women’s flyweight: Veta Arteaga (7-5 MMA, 6-5 BMMA) vs. Kana Watanabe (11-2-1 MMA, 3-2 BMMA)

UFC Fight Night, TBA, Aug. 5

Mar 11, 2023; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Said Nurmagomedov (red gloves) fights Jonathan Martinez (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Virgin Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Bantamweight: Kyler Phillips (10-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) vs. Said Nurmagomedov (17-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC)

Flyweight: Asu Almabaev (17-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Ode Osbourne (12-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC)

Flyweight: Jake Hadley (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. Tagir Ulanbekov (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) (Red Fury MMA)

Bellator 298, Sioux Falls, S.D., Aug. 11

Heavyweight: Valentin Moldavsky (11-3 MMA, 6-2 BMMA) vs. Steve Mowry (10-0-1 MMA, 6-0-1 BMMA)

Middleweight: Aaron Jeffery (13-4 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) vs. Dalton Rosta (8-0 MMA, 8-0 BMMA)

Lightweight: Islam Mamedov (22-2-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) vs. Sidney Outlaw (16-5 MMA, 4-2 BMMA)

Featherweight: Weber Almeida (7-1 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) vs. Luca Brennan (8-0 MMA, 8-0 BMMA)

Featherweight: James Gallagher (11-2 MMA, 8-2 BMMA) vs. Cris Lencioni (11-3 MMA, 6-2 BMMA) (Severe MMA)

Featherweight: Michael Blockhus (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) vs. Eli Mefford (0-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA)

Lightweight: Aalon Cruz (11-4 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) vs. Alfie Davis (15-4-1 MMA, 6-1-1 BMMA)

Bellator, Dublin, Sept. 23

Sinead Kavanagh

Women’s featherweight: Sara Collins (4-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) vs. Sinead Kavanagh (9-5 MMA, 6-5 BMMA)

Light heavyweight: Luke Trainer (7-1 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) vs. Laurynas Urbonavicius (14-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA)

Lightweight: Mark Ewen (4-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) vs. Noah Gugnon (3-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA)

Featherweight: Kenny Mokhonoana (5-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) vs. Josh O’Connor (4-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA)

Women’s strawweight: Chiara Penco (8-3 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) vs. Mackenzie Stiller (1-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA)

Welterweight: Romain Debienne (9-4 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) vs. Nicolo Solli (4-1 MMA, 3-1 BMMA)