Fights on Tap is a weekly collection of all the fights occupied in the UFC, Bellator and other campaigns.
The good news: Our weekend is just a week away from a busy UFC fight night dedicated to a number of other unforgettable events, including the striker’s enjoyment between lightweight contenders Kalvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze. As the UFC prepares to return, it has also joined the upcoming calendar. The promotion announced or ended six fights, and a possible fight for the women’s championship was scheduled for March.
Marina Rodriguez and Yan Xiaonan meet at UFC 272 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Rodriguez had his best year under the UFC flag and ended 3-0 in 2021 with victories over Amanda Ribas, Michelle Waterson and Mackenzie Dern. Xiaonan had won six fights before fighting Carla Esparza, who ended in a technical knockout in the second round of UFC Vegas 27 last May. Rodriguez and Syaonan are ranked 3rd and 4th, respectively.
Bellator confirmed its main event for Bellator 273 in January. Benson Henderson would have lost three of the worst fights of his career when he clashed with Islam Mamedov.
UFC Fight Night – February 5th
Alexis Davis and Yulia Stoliarenko – in the women’s lightweight category
UFC Fight Night – February 19th
Ilir Latifi against Alexander Romanov – heavyweight
UFC Fight Night – February 26th
Ryan Spann and Ion Kutelaba are in the lightweight division
UFC 272 – March 5
Marina Rodriguez vs. Yan Xiaonan – women’s straw weight
UFC Fight Night – March 12
Sabina Mazo and Mendy Böhm are the lightweight category among women
UFC 273 – April 9th
Irene Aldana and Aspen Ledd are in the lightweight category among women
Announced Bellator Battles:
Bellator 273 – 29 January
Benson Henderson vs. Islam Mamedov – lightweight
Ben Parrish and Sullivan Coli are in the lightweight division
Henry Corrales and Aiden Lee – lightweight
Saad Avad and Chris Gonzalez – lightweight
Bellator Dublin – 25 February
Hassan Magomedsharipov and Jose Sanches – lightweight
Invicta FC battles announced:
Invicta 45 – 12 January
Helen Peralta and Elise Pone – women’s weight
Tabata Watkins and Kathy Soll – Women’s Weight
Announced KSW battles:
KSW 66 – 15 January
Patrick Surdin vs. David Martinique – in the lightweight division
Lukas Rajewski vs. Donovan Desma – lightweight
Sebastian Rajewski Vs. Niklas Bäckström – lightweight