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Fights on Tap: Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez among 14 UFC fights announced

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

Fights on Tap: Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez among 14 UFC fights announced 
Fights on Tap: Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez among 14 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.

What a week it has been. The return of International Fight Week and UFC 266 were successful events, and the UFC continued to add to its upcoming schedule. Fourteen fights were either announced or finalized, and a highly anticipated featherweight clash between No. 1 and No. 3 in the division has been rescheduled for a new date.

Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez are now expected to headline the UFC Vegas 42 Fight Night event on November 13 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Holloway and Rodriguez were supposed to meet this past July, but the former featherweight champion was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury. Holloway returned to the win column earlier this year with a ‘Fight of the Night’ awarded and record-breaking performance against Calvin Kattar at UFC on ABC 1 in January. Meanwhile, Rodriguez has been away from the Octagon for almost two years, with his last win coming against Jeremy Stephens at UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Weidman in October 2019.

Bellator was quiet this week and made an update to Bellator 267 set for October 1 in London.

UFC Vegas 38 — October 2

Alexander Hernandez vs. Mike Breeden — lightweight

UFC Vegas 40 — October 16

Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva — women’s flyweight

Danny Roberts vs. Ramazan Emeev — welterweight

UFC Vegas 41 — October 23

Dwight Grant vs. Francisco Trinaldo — welterweight

Grant Dawson vs. Ricky Glenn — lightweight

UFC 267 — October 30 (Not a PPV event, on ABC/ESPN+)

Albert Duraev vs. Roman Kopylov — middleweight

UFC 268 — November 6

Gian Villante vs. Chris Barnett — heavyweight

UFC Vegas 42 — November 13

Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez — featherweight

Song Yadong vs. Julio Arce — bantamweight

UFC Vegas 43 — November 20

Pat Sabatini vs. Gavin Tucker — featherweight

UFC Vegas 44 — December 4

Matt Brown vs. Bryan Barberena — welterweight

UFC Vegas 45 — December 18

Justin Tafa vs. Harry Hunsucker — heavyweight

UFC Vegas 46 — January 15

Kleydson Rodrigues vs. Zarrukh Adashev — flyweight

Joanderson Brito vs. Bill Algeo — featherweight

Announced Bellator fights:

Bellator 267 — October 1

Charlie Leary vs. Benjamin Brander — lightweight

Announced Professional Fighters League (PFL) fights:

PFL 2021 Championship Event — October 27

Don Madge vs. Nate Williams — lightweight

Announced Cage Warriors fights:

Cage Warriors 127 — September 30

Kurban Khizriev vs. Josh Reed — bantamweight

Ryan Shelley vs. Liam Molloy — featherweight

Cage Warriors 128 — October 1

Aidan James vs. Phillipe Rouch — bantamweight

Ioannis Palaiologos vs. Jesse Urholin — welterweight

Kamil Wincenciak vs. Luke Riley — bantamweight

Cage Warriors 129 — October 2

Harry Hardwick vs. Konmon Deh — featherweight

George Hardwick vs. Jakub Dohnal — lightweight

Cage Warriors 130 — October 17

Chuck Campbell vs. Zac Pauga — light heavyweight

Emilio Williams vs. Devin Goodale — welterweight