Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Vicente Luque, 26 UFC bouts announced | Fights on Tap

Check out all the fights, including Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Vicente Luque, announced over the past week in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions.

By: Kristen King | 3 months ago
Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Vicente Luque, 26 UFC bouts announced | Fights on Tap
Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 272 in March 2022 | IMAGO/ZUMA Wire

Fights on Tap is a weekly roundup of all the fights booked in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions. The UFC either announced or finalized 26 fights this week, and a pair of welterweight finishers have agreed to share the Octagon this summer. 

Former UFC champion Rafael Dos Anjos said he has had his ‘last title run’ and shifted his focus to fights that would ‘motivate’ him. It appears as though he got what he wanted because the promotion has paired him up with one of the most exciting 170-pound fighters for his next Octagon appearance: Vicente Luque

Damon Martin and Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting have reported that the all-Brazilian bout is expected to headline a Fight Night event  scheduled for July 15 at a soon-to-be-announced location and venue. 

In his return to welterweight, ‘RDA’ submitted Bryan Barberena via second-round neck crank at UFC Orlando this past December. The Brazilian improved to 3-1 in his past four appearances. Luque has suffered back-to-back losses to Belal Muhammad and Geoff Neal, the latter being the first time he has lost by knockout. Prior to those losses, the ‘Silent Assassin’ was on a four-fight win streak that included finishes of Randy Brown, Tyron Woodley and Michael Chiesa. 

Announced UFC fights: 

UFC Charlotte: Rozenstruik vs. Almeida — May 13

  • Natan Levy vs. Pete Rodriguez — lightweight (Levy vs. Rodriguez was already confirmed, but shifted from UFC Vegas 72 to UFC Charlotte, per Alex Behunin of MMA Mania)

UFC Vegas 73: Pennington vs. Aldana 2 — May 20

UFC Vegas 74: Kara-France vs. Albazi — June 3

UFC Vegas 75: Vettori vs. Cannonier — June 17 

UFC Jacksonville: Emmett vs. Topuria — June 24 

UFC Vegas 76: Strickland vs. Magomedov — July 1

UFC 290 — July 8 

UFC Fight Night: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Vicente Luque — July 15

UFC London — July 22

  • Molly McCann vs. Julija Stoliarenko — women’s flyweight 
  • Jamal Pogues vs. Michael Parkin — heavyweight (First rep. by Iridium Sports Agency)
  • Davey Grant vs. Daniel Marcos — bantamweight
  • Jai Herbert vs. Fares Ziam — lightweight (First rep. by Alex Behunin of MMA Mania)

UFC Fight Night — August 19 

Announced Bellator fights: 

Bellator Paris — May 12

  • Brett Johns vs. Marcirley Alves da Silva — bantamweight 
  • Sarvarjon Khamidov vs. Kevin Petshi — contractweight (141 lbs.)

Announced Professional Fighters League (PFL) fights: 

PFL 4 (2023 Regular Season) — June 8 

  • Brendan Loughnane vs. Jesus Pinedo — featherweight 
  • Robert Wilkinson vs. Will Fleury — light heavyweight 
  • Thiago Santos vs. Mohammed Fakhreddine — light heavyweight 
  • Movlid Khaybulaev vs. Daniel Torres — featherweight
  • Marthin Hamlet vs. Sam Kei — light heavyweight 
  • Joshua Silveria vs. Delan Monte — light heavyweight 
  • Bubba Jenkins vs. Jo Sungbin — featherweight 
  • Krzystof Jotko vs. Ty Flores — light heavyweight 
  • Alejandro Flores vs. Marlon Moraes — featherweight 
  • Chris Wade vs. Ryoji Kudo — featherweight 

Announced Cage Warriors fights: 

Cage Warriors 154 — May 6 

  • Luca Borando vs. Baris Adiguzel — featherweight 

Cage Warriors 155 — June 2

  • Anthony Orozco vs. Jeremy Fattorusso — welterweight 
  • Connor Wilson vs. David López — flyweight
  • Fran Breen vs. Enrique Montalvo — flyweight 
  • Teddy Stringer vs. Bryant Shell — lightweight 

Cage Warriors 157 — July 21

  • Mick Stanton vs. James Webb — middleweight 

Announced KSW fights: 

KSW 82 — May 13

  • Anita Bekus vs. Aleksandra Toncheva — women’s strawweight 
  • Donovan Desmae vs. Raul Tutarauli — lightweight 
  • Maciej Kazieczko vs. Leo Brichta — lightweight 

KSW 83 — June 3

  • Roman Szymański vs. Valeriu Mircea — lightweight 
  • Jakub Wiklacz vs. Werlleson Martins — bantamweight 
  • Krzysztof Głowacki vs. Patryk Tołkaczewski — heavyweight 
  • Arek Wrzosek vs. Bogdan Stoica — heavyweight
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Kristen King
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Kristen King is a writer for Bloody Elbow. She has covered combat sports since 2016, getting her start with outlets such as FanSided, MyMMANews and MMA-Prospects. She joined the BE team in 2020, covering a mix of news, events and injuries. In her time with BE, Kristen has created ‘Fright of the Night,’ a series that highlights some of the worst injuries in the sport.

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