Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (July 20-26)
MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels available, it’s nearly impossible to organize.
But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back.
Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed from the UFC and Bellator.
Here are the fight announcements that were broken or confirmed by MMA Junkie from July 20-July 26:
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Featherweight: Jamall Emmers (17-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Timur Valiev (16-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) (MMA Junkie)
Women’s flyweight: With Viviane Araujo out, Joanne Calderwood (14-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) steps in to fight Jennifer Maia (17-6-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) (Combate)
Lightweight: Bobby Green (25-10-1 MMA, 6-5-1 UFC) vs. Lando Vannata (11-3-2 MMA, 3-3-2 UFC)
Middleweight: With Jun Yong Park out, Kevin Holland (17-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) steps in to fight Trevin Giles (12-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC)
Light heavyweight: With Da Un Jung out, Gerald Meerschaert (30-12 MMA, 6-4 UFC) steps in to fight Ed Herman (25-14 MMA, 12-11 UFC)
Bantamweight: With Luke Sanders out, Cody Durden (11-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) steps in to fight Chris Gutierrez (15-3-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) (Wrestling Observer)