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Fights on Tap: Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk 2 among 11 UFC bouts announced

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

Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 248 in March 2020.
Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 248 in March 2020.
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Fights on Tap is a weekly roundup of all the fights booked in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions.

What was your favorite moment of the week? Clay Collard and Jeremy Stephens throwing down in the return of Professional Fighters League (PFL)? Liz Carmouche earning the first championship of her professional career at Bellator 278? Jéssica Andrade scoring a highlight-reel win with the first-ever standing arm-triangle choke in UFC history at UFC Vegas 52? Cris Cyborg defending her featherweight title against a very game Arlene Blencowe at Bellator 278? Or maybe it was something else. Perhaps a fight or finish from either ONE Championship or KSW? Feel free to drop a comment and let us know below!

With those events now done and dusted, let’s look at what we have ahead of us on the upcoming schedule. The UFC either announced or finalized 11 fights this week, and a rematch of one of the greatest fights to happen in the Octagon has been confirmed.

Zhang Weili and Joanna Jędrzejczyk first met at UFC 248, where both women turned in an instant classic. After five hard-fought rounds, ‘Magnum’ successfully defended her strawweight championship against Jędrzejczyk via split decision. More than two years removed from their first outing, Weili and Jędrzejczyk have agreed to meet again (with fewer rounds) at UFC 275 in June.

Following her defense against Jędrzejczyk, Weili lost her title to Rose Namajunas at UFC 261. An immediate rematch was scheduled, but the 32-year-old fell short to Namajunas again, this time by way of a split decision at UFC 268. Jędrzejczyk has not fought since her loss to Weili, with recuperation from injuries and renegotiation of her current contract keeping her out of action.

UFC Vegas 53 — April 30

Alexandr Romanov vs. Chase Sherman — heavyweight

UFC Vegas 55 — May 21

Parker Porter vs. Jailton Almeida — heavyweight

UFC Fight Night — June 4

Damon Jackson vs. Darrick Minner — featherweight

Benoît Saint-Denis vs. Niklas Stolze — welterweight

UFC 275 — June 11

Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk — women’s strawweight

UFC Fight Night — June 18

Jeremiah Wells vs. Court McGee — welterweight

UFC 276 — July 2

Dricus Du Plessis vs. Brad Tavares — middleweight

Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Julija Stoliarenko — women’s bantamweight

Uriah Hall vs. Andre Muniz — middleweight*
* Hall vs. Muniz was already was already finalized, but shifted from UFC Vegas 51 to UFC 276

UFC Fight Night — July 9

Tresean Gore vs. Josh Fremd — middleweight

UFC Fight Night — July 23

Muhammad Mokaev vs. Charles Johnson — flyweight

Announced Bellator MMA fights:

Bellator 282 — June 24

Danny Sabatello vs. Leandro Higo — bantamweight

Enrique Barzola vs. Magomed Magomedov — bantamweight

Announced Professional Fighters League (PFL) fights:

PFL 2 (2022 Regular Season) — April 28

Adam Keresh vs. Klidson Abreu — heavyweight

Announced Cage Warriors fights:

Cage Warriors 140 — June 25

Rhys McKee vs. Justin Burlinson — welterweight

Paddy McCorry vs. Jordan O’Neill — middleweight