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Fights on Tap: Derek Brunson vs. Darren Till, Marvin Vettori vs. Paulo Costa among 12 UFC fights announced

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

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Fights on Tap: Derek Brunson vs. Darren Till, Marvin Vettori vs. Paulo Costa among 12 UFC fights announced 
Fights on Tap: Derek Brunson vs. Darren Till, Marvin Vettori vs. Paulo Costa among 12 UFC fights announced 
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Fights on Tap is a weekly roundup of all the fights booked in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions.

There were just a few fight announcements this week, but what it lacked in quantity it made up for in quality. The UFC either announced or finalized 12 fights, with the middleweight division getting some extra love. A fight between Derek Brunson and Darren Till was confirmed to headline an upcoming Fight Night card in September, but not in the location previously discussed. Both men were supposed to meet in London, however, the card would later be moved to Las Vegas. The other middleweight fights confirmed were Marvin Vettori vs. Paulo Costa and Sean Strickland vs. Luke Rockhold, which are expected to take place at a Fight Night card in October and UFC 268 in November, respectively.

For Bellator, the long-awaited return of Fedor Emelianenko has been set. The legendary heavyweight will fight Tim Johnson in his home country of Russia at Bellator Moscow in October. It is the first time the promotion has held an event in Russia.

UFC Vegas 36 — September 4

Derek Brunson vs. Darren Till — middleweight

Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell — flyweight

Ariane Lipski vs. Mandy Bohm — women’s flyweight

UFC Fight Night — October 9

Charlie Ontiveros vs. Steve Garcia Jr. — lightweight

UFC Fight Night — October 23

Marvin Vettori vs. Paulo Costa — middleweight

UFC 267 — October 30

Alexander Volkov vs. Marcin Tybura — heavyweight

Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Allan Nascimento — flyweight

Islam Makhachev vs. Rafael dos Anjos — lightweight

UFC 268 — November 6

Sean Strickland vs. Luke Rockhold — middleweight

UFC Fight Night — November 13

Ovince St.Preux vs. Philipe Lins — light heavyweight

UFC Fight Night — November 20

Joanne Calderwood vs. Alexa Graso — women’s flyweight

UFC Fight Night — December 11

Kai Kara-France vs. Cody Garbrandt — flyweight

Announced Bellator fights:

Bellator 264 — August 13

Nekruz Mirkhojaev vs. James Adcock — featherweight

Bellator Moscow — October 23

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Johnson — heavyweight

Vitaly Minakov vs. Tyrell Fortune — heavyweight

Announced Professional Fighters League (PFL) fights:

PFL 2021 #7 — August 13

Rory MacDonald vs. Ray Cooper III — welterweight

Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Sadibou Sy — welterweight

Clay Collard vs. Raush Manfio — lightweight

Loik Radzhabov vs. Alexander Martinez — lightweight

Gleison Tibau vs. Curtis Millender — welterweight

Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Darrell Horcher — lightweight

Brett Cooper vs. Tyler Hill — welterweight

Magomed Umalatov vs. Micah Terrill — welterweight

Kyron Bowen vs. Michael Lombardo — welterweight

Elvin Espinoza vs. Hopeton Stewart — lightweight

PFL 2021 #8 — August 19

Kayla Harrison vs. Genah Fabian — women’s lightweight

Bruno Cappelozza vs. Jamelle Jones — heavyweight

Larissa Pacheco vs. Taylor Guardado — women’s lightweight

Denis Goltsov vs. Ante Delija — heavyweight

Renan Ferreira vs. Stuart Austin — heavyweight

Kaitlin Young vs. Marina Mokhnatkina — women’s lightweight

Carl Seumanutafa vs. Muhammed DeReese — heavyweight

Mariana Morais vs. Zamzagul Fayzallanova — women’s lightweight

Cynthia Vescan vs. Amanda Leve — women’s lightweight