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Fights on Tap: Chimaev vs. Jingliang, Barboza vs. Chikadze among 17 UFC bouts finalized

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

Khamzat Chimaev after defeating Gerald Meerschaert in September 2020.
Khamzat Chimaev after defeating Gerald Meerschaert in September 2020
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Fights on Tap is a weekly roundup of all the fights booked in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions.

It was a busy week of fight announcements in the UFC over the past seven days, with 17 bouts being made official. Among those included the return of Khamzat Chimaev, who hasn’t fought since his excellent 2020 campaign due to a long battle with COVID-19. Also, Edson Barboza will take on rising featherweight contender Giga Chikadze on August 28th.

UFC Fight Night - July 17
Daniel Rodriguez vs Preston Parsons - middleweight

UFC Fight Night - July 24
Diana Belbița vs Hannah Goldy - women’s strawweight

UFC Fight Night - July 31
Ryan Benoit vs Zarrukh Adashev - flyweight

UFC Fight Night - August 21
Cortney Casey vs Liana Jojua - women’s flyweight

UFC Fight Night - August 28
Alex Perez vs Matt Schnell - flyweight
Edson Barboza vs Giga Chikadze - featherweight

UFC Fight Night - September 4
Luigi Vendramini vs Paddy Pimblett - lightweight

UFC Fight Night - October 2
Jimmy Crute vs Jamahal Hill - light heavyweight
Kevin Holland vs Kyle Daukaus - middleweight
Douglas Silva de Andrade vs Gaetano Pirrello - bantamweight

UFC Fight Night - October 9
Marina Rodriguez vs Mackenzie Dern - women’s strawweight
Alexandr Romanov vs Jared Vanderaa - heavyweight

UFC Fight Night - October 16
Ariane Carnelossi vs Istela Nunes - women’s strawweight
Andrei Arlovski vs Carlos Felipe - heavyweight
Maryna Moroz vs Luana Carolina - women’s flyweight

UFC 267 - October 30
Li Jingliang vs Khamzat Chimaev - welterweight
Amanda Ribas vs Virna Jandiroba - women’s strawweight

Announced Bellator fights:

Bellator 263 - July 31
Chris Gonzalez vs Goiti Yamauchi - lightweight
Johnny Cisneros vs Joshua Jones - welterweight