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Fights on Tap: Ilia Topuria vs. Movsar Evloev among 8 UFC fights announced

Check out all the fights announced over the past week in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions.

Ilia Topuria after knocking out Ryan Hall at UFC 264.
Ilia Topuria after knocking out Ryan Hall at UFC 264.
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Fights on Tap is a weekly roundup of all the fights booked in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions.

All eyes were on the great fights that happened at UFC 267 this past Saturday, so there were not many new ones to report. Eight of them were either announced or finalized this week, and a battle between undefeated featherweight prospects has been added to the first pay-per-view event of 2022.

Ilia Topuria and Movsar Evloev have agreed to meet at UFC 270 on Jan. 22 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Topuria made his promotional debut over a year ago and has looked sensational in all three of his Octagon appearances. He bested Youssef Zalal by unanimous decision and earned first-round finishes over Damon Jackson and Ryan Hall at UFC Vegas 16 and UFC 264. Evloev has also looked impressive in recent outings, defeating the likes of Mike Grundy, Nik Lentz and Hakeem Dawodu to keep his perfect professional record intact.

Bellator has filled up its upcoming schedule with a number of fights that include the return of breakout star Valerie Loureda and a clash of featherweight contenders in Emmanuel Sanchez and Jeremy Kennedy.

UFC 268 — November 6

Melsik Baghdasaryan vs. Bruno Souza — featherweight

UFC Vegas 42 — November 13

Kyle Daukaus vs. Roman Dolidze — middleweight

Marc Diakiese vs. Rafael Alves — lightweight

UFC Vegas 45 — December 18

Sijara Eubanks vs. Melissa Gatto — women’s flyweight

UFC Vegas 46 — January 15

Chase Sherman vs. Jake Collier — heavyweight

Dakota Bush vs. Viacheslav Borshchev — lightweight

UFC 270 — January 22

Ilia Topuria vs. Movsar Evloev — featherweight

UFC Fight Night — February 5

Bryan Battle vs. Tresean Gore — middleweight

Announced Bellator fights:

Bellator 270 — November 5

Fabian Edwards vs. Robert Fonseca — middleweight

Gökhan Saricam vs. Charlie Milner — heavyweight

Bellator 271 — November 12

Valerie Loureda vs. Taylor Turner — women’s flyweight

Bruna Ellen vs. Desiree Yanez — women’s flyweight

Roman Faraldo vs. Robert Turnquest — welterweight

Jordan Newman vs. Shane O’Shea — middleweight

Bellator 272 — December 3

Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Jeremy Kennedy — featherweight

Levan Chokheli vs. Vinicius De Jesus — welterweight

Kai Kamaka III vs. John de Jesus — featherweight

Mandel Nallo vs. Dan Moret — lightweight

Mike Hamel vs. Killys Mota — lightweight

Announced RIZIN fights:

RIZIN 32 — November 20

Bobby Ologun vs. Katsuya Kitamura — heavyweight

Juri Ohara vs. Kohei Tokeshi — lightweight

Shinya Kumazawa vs. Tanner Lourenco — catchweight

Daryl Lokoku vs. Noah Bey — lightweight

Haruo Ochi vs. Tatsuya So — flyweight

Mitsuhisa Sunabe vs. Yoshiro Maeda — flyweight

Mizuki ‘Nisse’ Oshiro vs. Aira Koga — women’s atomweight

Koji ‘Kouzi’ Tanaka vs. Kazuma Sone — bantamweight (kickboxing)

Hirokatsu Miyagi vs. Lopez Satsuma — catchweight (kickboxing)