Late April UFC fight bookings round-up: 4/13-4/28

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Looking back at the last two weeks of April for the announced bouts outside of each division's top 15.

Once again our faithful fight tracker Tim Burke has become temporarily indisposed. Last time out, he was "on a boat." This time, early reports are that he may be "busy at work," or as the rest of the world calls it: on his couch watching hockey in his underwear. Whatever the case, that leaves me to boldly charge on ahead; rudderless, but filled with optimism nonetheless.

As the UFC now runs somewhere between 40 and 1 billion events a year (estimation isn't my strong suit) Bloody Elbow is looking to give you your fight announcements in easy to digest chunks. If it's a big fight, you'll still see it emblazoned across the front page in all it's glory. If not, you'll read about it here.

UFC 173

A few changes for UFC 173. Most notably Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson got bumped into the co-main event after previously being planned for UFC 175. But, also notable, rising young featherweight Doo Ho Choi had his debut scuppered due to injury. Reports are that he should be ready again by the end of summer. No replacement opponent for Sam Sicilia has been found.

UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi

Andy Ogle is set to take on Maximo Blanco in an apparent loser leaves town match for two featherweight fighters badly in need of a win.

As previously reported, Iuri Alcantara will also be facing off against Vaughan Lee.

TUF Brazil 3 Finale

Wilson Reis has been pulled from his bout with Pedro Munhoz, who will now meet UFC newcomer and Legacy FC champion Matt Hobar.

There are also a few reports out there that Lucas Martins is looking to line up a featherweight fight on this card, although there have been no official announcements.

UFC Fight Night Henderson vs. Khabilov:

We've already covered it, but Scott Jorgensen is now set to face Danny Martinez in a flyweight bout.

UFC 174

UFC 174 saw the addition of Andrei Arlovski facing Brendan Schaub, as the former HW champ makes his UFC return.

UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt

A couple of additions to the UFC's first New Zealand Fight card. Hatsu Hioki is now set to take on Charles Oliveira in a battle of grapple-boxy featherweights.

The other new bout alluded to in that tweet is a light heavyweight booking, as Anthony Perosh is now scheduled to make his return against Gian Villante.

UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens

This card has been filling out in a hurry. The big addition has been Myles Jury vs. Abel Trujillo, but flying under the radar are new bouts between middleweights Clint Hester vs. Antonio Braga Neto and Cezar Ferreira vs. Andrew Craig, followed by welterweights Luiz Dutra vs. Sean Spencer.

The night is also set to see a rematch of Johnny Bedford's Fight Night Abu Dhabi bout against Rani Yahya that ended in a headbutt in the first.

UFC 175

Apart from losing Cormier vs. Henderson, UFC 175 also gained Chris Camozzi vs. Bruno Santos. Not a one to one trade, but better than a poke in the eye. Apparently Urijah Faber has his sights set on a return at this card, but no official announcements have been made.

UFC Fight Night Atlantic City

Only one bout on this card so far. Hugo Viana is set to face off against Aljamain Sterling in a bantamweight fight.

UFC Fight Night Dublin

Also a one fight card at the moment, with Ian McCall vs. Brad Pickett planned.

Those are all the fight announcements big, small and otherwise from the last two weeks of MMA action. But there are no doubt more to come, so stay tuned.

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