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 and Bellator.
Here are the fight announcements that were broken or confirmed by MMA Junkie from June 29-July 6:
UFC 251: Saturday, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Heavyweight: With Alexander Romanov out, Maxim Grishin (30-7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) steps in to fight Marcin Tybura (18-6 MMA, 5-5 UFC (Igor Lazorin)
Welterweight: With Gilbert Burns out, Jorge Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC) steps in to fight Kamaru Usman (16-1 MMA, 11-0 UFC)
UFC TBA: July 15, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Strawweight: Carla Esparza (16-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) vs. Marina Rodriguez (12-0-2 MMA, 2-0-2 UFC) (MMA Fighting)
Light heavyweight: With Vinicius Moreira out, Andreas Michailidis (12-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) steps in to fight Modestas Bukauskas (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) (Sportas.it)
Bantamweight: With Anderson dos Santos out, Aaron Phillips (12-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) steps in to fight Jack Shore (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) (MMA Junkie)