Fights on Tap is a weekly roundup of all the fights booked in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions.
In one of the quietest week of fight announcements, just six fights were made official this past week in the UFC. The cancellation of Max Holloway vs Yair Rodriguez meant that Islam Makachev’s fight with Thiago Moises was bumped up to headline UFC Vegas 31. Former title challengers Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Jessica Penne will also meet at UFC 265 in August.
UFC Vegas 31 - July 17
Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises - lightweight (new main event)
UFC Vegas 32 - July 31
Kyler Phillips vs Raulian Paiva - bantamweight
UFC Fight Night - October 2
Karol Rosa vs Bethe Correia - women’s bantamweight
UFC Fight Night - October 9
Lupita Godinez vs Sam Hughes - women’s strawweight
Laureano Staropoli vs Jamie Pickett - middleweight
UFC 265 - August 7
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Jessica Penne - women’s strawweight
Announced Bellator fights:
Bellator 264 - August 14
Gegard Mousasi vs John Salter - for Bellator middleweight title