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    Fights on Tap: Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan 2 among 17 UFC bouts announcedย 


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

    Fight week is here, ladies and gentlemen! Rate your excitement on a scale of one to ten in the comments.

    The UFC has either announced or finalized 17 fights this week, and a bantamweight championship rematch between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan has been set. Again.

    Sterling and Yan were supposed to meet on Fight Island last year, but the champion was unable to receive medical clearance to compete after neck issues from surgery were still plaguing him. An interim championship was created, and Yan fought a short-notice replacement in Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267, where he defeated the No. 4 ranked contender via unanimous decision. Now, the title unification has been added to UFC 272, the upcoming pay-per-view event scheduled for March 5 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

    A pair of heavyweight contests were also confirmed. Derrick Lewis and Tai Tuivasa (!) are throwing down at UFC 271, while Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Marcin Tybura share the Octagon two weeks later at a UFC Fight Night event.

    Bellator rounded out its upcoming schedule with several fights, including a welterweight clash between Andrey Koreshkov and Mukhamed Berkamov as the co-main event of Bellator 274.

    UFC Fight Night โ€” February 5

    Tim Means vs. Jeremiah Wells โ€” welterweight

    UFC 271 โ€” February 12

    Derrick Lewis vs. Tai Tuivasa โ€” heavyweight

    Bobby Green vs. Nasrat Haqparast โ€” lightweight

    UFC Fight Night โ€” February 19

    Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Rafael Fiziev โ€” lightweight

    Jamahal Hill vs. Johnny Walker โ€” light heavyweight

    Jim MIller vs. Nikolas Motta โ€” lightweight

    UFC Fight Night โ€” February 26

    Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura โ€” heavyweight

    UFC 272 โ€” March 5

    Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan โ€” bantamweight

    Jalin Turner vs. Jamie Mullarkey โ€” lightweight

    UFC Fight Night โ€” March 12

    Alex Caceres vs. Sodiq Yusuff โ€” featherweight

    Drew Dober vs. Ricky Glenn โ€” lightweight

    Tafon Nchukwi vs. Azamat Murzakanov โ€” light heavyweight

    JJ Aldrich vs. Ariane Lipski โ€” womenโ€™s flyweight

    UFC Fight Night โ€” March 19

    Cory McKenna vs. Elise Reed โ€” strawweight

    UFC Fight Night โ€” March 26

    Matt Brown vs. Bryan Barberena โ€” welterweight

    Montel Jackson vs. Batgerel Danaa โ€” bantamweight

    UFC 273 โ€” April 9

    Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott โ€” welterweight

    Announced Bellator fights:

    Bellator 273 โ€” January 29

    Lucas Brennan vs. Benjamin Lugo โ€” featherweight

    Weber Almeida vs. Josh Wright โ€” featherweight

    Nikita Mikhailov vs. Blaine Shutt โ€” bantamweight

    Bellator 274 โ€” February 19

    Andrey Koreshkov vs. Mukhamed Berkamov โ€” welterweight

    Veta Arteaga vs. Keri Taylor Melendez โ€” womenโ€™s flyweight

    Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Adam Piccolotti โ€” lightweight

    Mandel Nallo vs. Nick Browne โ€” lightweight

    Jaylon Bates vs. Chris Disonell โ€” bantamweight

    Corey Samuels vs. Justin Montalvo โ€” lightweight

    Isaiah Hokit vs. Albert Birckhead โ€” featherweight

    Bellator Dublin โ€” February 25

    Brian Moore vs. Jornel Lugo โ€” bantamweight

    Brett Johns vs. Khurshed Kakhorov โ€” bantamweight

    Ciaran Clarke vs. Abou Tounkara โ€” featherweight

    Fabian Edwards vs. Marian Dimitrov โ€” middleweight

    Danni McCormack vs. Stephanie Page โ€” womenโ€™s strawweight

    Stefano Paterno vs. Luco Poclit โ€” welterweight

    Scott Pedersen vs. Nathan Kelly โ€” featherweight

    Announced KSW fights:

    KSW 66 โ€” January 15

    Hubert Szymajda vs. Kacper Koziorฤ™bski โ€” welterweight

    Michal Materla vs. Jason Radcliffe โ€” middleweight

    Gracjan Szadzinski vs. Francesco Moricca โ€” lightweight

    Announced Invicta FC fights:

    Invicta FC 45 โ€” January 12

    Ramona Pascual vs. Shamir Peshewa catchweight (150 lbs.)

    Katie Saull vs. Tamika Jones โ€” womenโ€™s atomweight

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