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Fights on Tap: Volkanovski vs Ortega, Diaz vs Lawler 2 among 11 UFC fights finalized

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

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

This past week 11 fights were officially finalized in the UFC. The most notable of these were all added to the UFC 266 card on September 25th. Alexander Volkanovski’s featherweight title fight against Brian Ortega, which was originally booked for UFC 260, will headline the card.

Another title fight on the PPV event features Valentina Shevchenko attempting to make the sixth defense of her flyweight title against Lauren Murphy. Finally, Nick Diaz makes his long-awaited return to rematch Robbie Lawler 17 years after their first meeting.

UFC Vegas 33 - July 31
Ronnie Lawrence vs Trevin Jones - bantamweight
Sam Alvey vs Roman Kopylov - light heavyweight

UFC Fight Night - September 4
Magomed Ankalaev vs Volkan Oezdemir - light heavyweight
Marc-Andre Barriault vs Dalcha Lungiambula - middleweight
Taila Santos vs Mandy Böhm - women’s flyweight
Jack Shore vs Said Nurmagomedov - bantamweight

UFC 265 - September 25
Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega - for UFC featherweight title
Valentina Shevchenko vs Lauren Murphy - for UFC women’s flyweight title
Nick Diaz vs Robbie Lawler 2- welterweight (five rounds)

UFC Fight Night - October 9
Phil Hawes vs Deron Winn - middleweight
Sabina Mazo vs Mariya Agapova - women’s flyweight

Announced Bellator fights:

Bellator 263 - July 31
Khasan Magomedsharipov vs Nekruz Mirkhojaev - featherweight