29 Jun [MMA] 
Jack Shore vs. Anderson dos Santos in the works for July 15 in Abu Dhabi

A bantamweight contest is in the works for UFC on ESPN+ 30.

Anderson dos Santos vs.Jack Shore is being slated to take place at the July 15 event in Abu Dhabi. The news was first reported by Combate and later confirmed by MMA Junkie’s Nolan King.

Dos Santos (20-8 MMA, 0-2 UFC) is looking to get his first UFC victory. The Brazilian is coming off back-to-back loses to Nad Narimani and most recently Andre Ewell. The 34-year-old was on a three-fight losing streak prior to the two defeats.

Meanwhile, Shore (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is following up on a successful UFC debut from last September. Shore, a former Cage Warriors champion, defeated Nohelin Hernandez in his promotional debut. The 25-year-old unbeaten prospect was scheduled to fight Geraldo de Freitas at UFC London back in March, but the bout didn’t come to fruition as the card was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

UFC on ESPN+ 30 is headlined by a featherweight bout pitting contenders Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige.

Calvin Kattar vs. Dan Ige Frankie Edgar vs. Pedro Munhoz Carla Esparza vs. Marina Rodriguez Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Mounir Lazzez Chris Fishgold vs. Jared Gordon Modestas Bukauskas vs. Vinicius Moreira Molly McCann vs. Taila Santos Lerone Murphy vs. Ricardo Ramos John Phillips vs. Dusko Todorovic Ryan Benoit vs. Tim Elliott Diana Belbita vs. Liana Jojua Anderson dos Santos vs. Jack Shore