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Fights on Tap: Jennifer Maia vs. Casey O’Neill among 23 UFC bouts announced

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

Jennifer Maia at UFC 264.
Jennifer Maia at UFC 264.
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

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

We have made it through the holiday break! Fights are back, and we start our 2023 with ONE on Prime Video 6 on Friday and UFC Vegas 67 on Saturday. With those events coming up, let’s take a look at what else we have on the schedule.

The UFC either announced or finalized 23 fights this week, and a pair of ranked women’s flyweights is the latest addition to UFC 286.

For her next UFC appearance, undefeated contender Casey O’Neill gets a one-time title challenger in Jennifer Maia. The women’s flyweight fight is joining the line-up of UFC 286, the upcoming pay-per-view event scheduled for March 18 at the O2 in London.

O’Neill is 4-0 in the UFC, with her most recent win coming against MMA pioneer Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 271 this past February. As the ‘King’ was preparing for her next fight — Jessica Eye at UFC 276 — she was forced to withdraw after suffering a ‘fully torn’ ACL in training. As for Maia, she snapped a two-fight losing streak with a unanimous decision over Maryna Moroz at UFC Vegas 65 in November.

UFC 283 — January 21

Thiago Moisés vs. Melquizael Costa — lightweight
First rep. by Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting

UFC Vegas 68 — February 4

Anshul Jubli vs. Jeka Saragih — lightweight
Jeong Young Lee vs. Yi Zha — featherweight
Toshiomi Kazama vs. Rinya Nakamura — bantamweight
Seung Guk Choi vs. Sung Hyun Park — flyweight

UFC 284 — February 11

Jack Della Maddalena vs. Randy Brown — welterweight
First rep. by Brown on Twitch and later confirmed by Marcel Dorff of Eurosport Nederland
Jamie Mullarkey vs. Francisco Prado — lightweight
First rep. by Gaston Reyno

UFC Vegas 69 — February 18

Josh Parisian vs. Jamal Pogues — heavyweight
First rep. by Iridium Sports Agency

UFC Vegas 70 — February 25

Mike Malott vs. Yohan Lainesse — welterweight
José Johnson vs. Garrett Armfield — bantamweight
First rep. by Marcel Dorff of Eurosport Nederland
Alex Reyes vs. Trevor Peek — lightweight
First rep. by Nolan King of MMA Junkie
Tatiana Suarez vs. Montana De La Rosa — women’s flyweight
First rep. by De La Rosa on OnlyFans
Nurullo Aliev vs. Rafael Alves — lightweight
First rep. by Nolan King of MMA Junkie

UFC 285 — March 4

Geoff Neal vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov — welterweight
Neal vs. Rakhmonov was already confirmed, but shifted from UFC Vegas 67 to UFC 285, per Brett Okamoto of ESPN
Kamuela Kirk vs. Esteban Ribovics — lightweight
First rep. by Carlos Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes
Bo Nickal vs. Jamie Pickett — middleweight
Nickal vs. Pickett was already confirmed, but shifted from UFC 282 to UFC 285, per Nolan King of MMA Junkie

UFC Vegas 71 — March 11

Raphael Assunção vs. Kyler Phillips —bantamweight
First rep. by Iridium Sports Agency

UFC 286 — March 18

Jennifer Maia vs. Casey O’Neill — women’s flyweight
First rep. by Dama De Ferro MMA
Jai Herbert vs. Ľudovít Klein — lightweight
First rep. by Marcel Dorff of Eurosport Nederland
Lerone Murphy vs. Nathaniel Wood — featherweight
First rep. by Al Zullino

UFC San Antonio — March 25

Daniel Pineda vs. Tucker Lutz — featherweight
First rep. by Nolan King of MMA Junkie
Trevin Giles vs. Preston Parsons — welterweight
First rep. by Marcel Dorff of Eurosport Nederland

UFC 287 — April 8

Cynthia Calvillo vs. Lupita Godinez — women’s strawweight
First rep. by Carlos Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes


Announced Bellator fights:

Bellator 290 — February 4

Steve Mowry vs. Ali Isaev — heavyweight
Lorenz Larkin vs. Mukhamed Berkhamov — welterweight
Darrion Caldwell vs. Nikita Mikhailov — bantamweight
Isaiah Hokit vs. Peter Ishiguro — featherweight


Announced Professional Fighters League (PFL) fights:

PFL Challenger Series Week 4 — February 17

Elvin Espinoza vs. Damir Ferhatbegovic — lightweight
Mandel Sousa vs. Paulo Henrique — lightweight
Antonio Caruso vs. Anthony Romero — lightweight
Charlie Decca vs. Jose Aguayo — lightweight


Announced KSW fights:

KSW 78 — January 21

Roman Szymański vs. Raul Tutarauli — lightweight
Borys Dzikowski vs. Damian Mieczkowski — middleweight