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Fights on Tap: Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan 2 among 9 UFC bouts announced

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

Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan during their first meeting at UFC 259.
Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan during their first meeting at UFC 259.
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Fights on Tap is a weekly roundup of all the fights booked in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions.

It was a fairly quiet week for fight bookings in the UFC. Only 9 fights were either announced or finalized but there were some highlights, including the championship rematch between bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling and No. 1 contender Petr Yan. Sterling confirmed the fight between him and Yan on social media, but it is reported by Damon Martin of MMA Fighting that only verbal agreements are in place as of right now. The rematch is expected to take place at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi in what is the planned return of Fight Island.

On the Bellator front, several fights have been added to upcoming events such as Bellator 263 and Bellator 265, which are scheduled for July 31 and August 20 respectively.

UFC Fight Night — July 31

Chris Daukaus vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov — heavyweight

Danny Chavez vs. Kai Kamaka III — featherweight

UFC 265 — August 7

Miles Johns vs. Anderson dos Santos — bantamweight

UFC Fight Night — September 18

Joaquin Buckley vs. Antonio Arroyo — middleweight

Gustavo Lopez vs. Heili Alateng — bantamweight

UFC Fight Night — October 2

Jamie Mullarkey vs. Devonte Smith — lightweight

UFC Fight Night — October 23

Livia Renata Souza vs. Randa Markos — women’s strawweight

UFC 267 — October 30

Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan — bantamweight

Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Shamil Gamzatov — light heavyweight

Announced Bellator fights:

Bellator 263 — July 31

Brent Primus vs. Islam Mamedov — lightweight

Ilara Joanne vs. Vanessa Porto — women’s flyweight

Daniel Carey vs. Gadzhi Rabadanov — 150-pound catchweight

Bellator 265 — August 20

Cheick Kongo vs. Sergei Kharitonov — heavyweight

Jay Jay Wilson vs. Adam Borics — featherweight

Alejandra Lara vs. DeAnna Bennett — women’s flyweight

Bellator Event — November 5

Patchy Mix vs. James Gallagher — bantamweight