Fights on Tap: Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller 2 among 15 announced UFC fights


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

International Fight Week is here! UFC 276 is just days away, but before we get to that stacked pay-per-view event, let’s take a look at what we have ahead of us on the upcoming schedule.

The UFC announced or finalized 15 fights this week, and a rematch between two legends came together within days of notice.

Jim Miller was scheduled to fight Bobby Green at UFC 276 on Saturday, but ‘King’ was forced to pull out for undisclosed reasons. The UFC wasted no time in finding a replacement on short notice for Miller, and he will now share the Octagon with a former opponent.

Enter Donald Cerrone.

Cerrone and Miller first met at UFC Fight Night 45, where “Cowboy” finished “A-10” with a headbutt and punches in the second round. Cerrone beat his next five opponents before being offered a championship opportunity against then-champion Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 17 nearly seven years ago. He suffered a first-round TKO loss to Dos Anjos. In recent years, Cerrone has struggled as he is winless in his last six appearances. Miller has been looking good lately, finishing Erick Gonzalez and Nikolas Motta at UFC Vegas 40 and UFC Vegas 48, respectively.

UFC 276 – July 2

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone vs. Jim Miller – welterweight
First representative. by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto

UFC Fight Night – July 9

Michael Johnson vs. Jamie Mullarkey – lightweight
First representative. by @Bendaman2001

Jamie Pickett vs. Denis Tiuliulin – middleweight

Jared Vanderaa vs. Chase Sherman – heavyweight

UFC 277 – July 30

Alex Morono vs. Matthew Semelsberger – welterweight
First representative. by ESPN-MMA

UFC 278 – August 20

Amir Albazi vs. Francisco Figueiredo – flyweight

Marcin Tybura vs. Alexandr Romanov – heavyweight

Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon – lightweight

Lucie Pudilova vs. Wu Yanan – Women’s Bantamweight

AJ Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa – welterweight

UFC 279 – September 10

Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson – Women’s Bantamweight
First representative. by Carlos Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes

UFC Fight Night – September 17

Loma Lookboonmee vs. Diana Belbiţă – women’s strawweight
First representative. by All Star’s John Hyon Ko

Melissa Gatto vs. Gillian Robertson – Women’s Flyweight
First representative by. Diego Ribas from ag. Struggle

Gregory Rodrigues vs. Chidi Njokuani – middleweight
First representative. by Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting

Tanner Boser vs. Rodrigo Nascimento – heavyweight
First representative. by Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting

Bellator fights announced:

Bellator 283 — July 22

Lorenz Larkin vs. Mukhamed Berkhamov – welterweight
First representative. by Nolan King of MMA Junkie

Announced fights of the Professional Fighters League (PFL):

PFL 6 (2022 regular season) — July 1

Kayla Harrison vs. Kaitlin Young – Women’s Lightweight
First representative. by ESPN’s Marc Raimondi

KSW fights announced:

KSW 72 — July 23

Tomasz Romanowski vs. Andrzej Grzebyk – welterweight

Patryk Kaczmarczyk vs. Dawid Śmiełowski – featherweight

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