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2022 has come to an end for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

A memorable year it was for the world’s leading fight promotion. Lightweight Charles Oliveira finally secured a UFC championship with his rear-naked choke comeback over Justin Gaethje in May as welterweight Leon Edwards secured a highlight-reel knockout in August with his title-capturing, fifth-round head-kick over Kamaru Usman. November’s UFC 281 saw eleven fights end by way of finish tying 2018’s UFC 224 for the most finishes in a single event in promotional history. Most notably, light heavyweights Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira battled to one of the greatest fights in mixed martial arts history, Prochazka taking the championship away from Teixeira with less than 30 seconds remaining in their June contest.

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Fight changes and cancellations, however, have played their unfortunate part throughout 2022 for many athletes among the ever-changing fight roster. Inspiration to return once more to this subject matter was drawn from our 2016 and 2017 data collection.

In the upcoming documentation, section one will feature “Overall Statistics giving an explanatory breakdown of all the fight changes and cancellations throughout the year. Section two will see the “Monthly Rundown” with a source included for every individual fight change and/or cancellation. All assistance in confirmation comes from the linked sources and Tapology.

MMASucka presents every UFC Fight Change and Cancellation of 2022.



– OVERALL STATISTICS –



In total, 214 scheduled UFC fights were either changed or cancelled in 2022 across 42 different events.

The total number of scheduled fights from January to December of 2022 was 725; the 214 that changed or cancelled, and 511 that actually occurred. On average, this equates to 30% of fights affected by changes/cancellations with a 70% success rate.

The numbers of UFC fight changes and cancellations in 2022 per month:

  • JANUARY = 20 (two events)
  • FEBRUARY = 21 (four events)
  • MARCH = 24 (four events)
  • APRIL = 27 (four events)
  • MAY = 7 (three events)
  • JUNE = 10 (four events)
  • JULY = 22 (five events)
  • AUGUST = 11 (three events)
  • SEPTEMBER = 22 (three events)
  • OCTOBER = 24 (four events)
  • NOVEMBER = 8 (three events)
  • DECEMBER = 18 (three events)

The number of UFC fight changes and cancellations in 2022 per third:

  • 1st Third = 92 (Event #1 on January 15th —> Event #14 on April 30th)
  • 2nd Third = 48 (Event #15 on May 7th —> Event #28 on August 13th)
  • 3rd Third = 74 (Event #29 on August 20th –> Event #42 on December 17th)

UFC fight changes and cancellations in 2022 per category ranked most to least:

  1. Injury = 80
  2. Unknown removal = 38
  3. Bout rescheduled to a different event = 16
  4. Visa issues = 12
  5. Illness = 11
  6. Medical issues = 10
  7. Positive COVID-19 test = 10
  8. Weight cut issues = 7
  9. Both fighters removed from event = 5
  10. Moved to fight a different opponent = 4
  11. Personal reasons = 4
  12. Infection = 3
  13. Contractual conflict = 2
  14. COVID-19 protocols = 2
  15. Missed weight = 2
  16. USADA violation = 2
  17. Announced retirement from MMA = 1
  18. Military services = 1
  19. Released by promotion = 1
  20. Removed by FMMAF = 1
  21. Removed by NSAC = 1
  22. USADA incident = 1

Excluding fight rescheduling’s, 19 fighters were forced out of more than one scheduled event in 2022. Each individual fighter forced out TWICE.

  1. Shamil Abdurakhimov (visa, injury)
  2. Askar Askarov (unknown, weight cut)
  3. Melsik Baghdasaryan (unknown, injury)
  4. Albert Duraev (injury, unknown)
  5. Movsar Evloev (COVID-19, injury)
  6. Rafael Fiziev (visa, COVID-19)
  7. Maxim Grishin (unknown x2)
  8. Jake Hadley (injury x2)
  9. Aspen Ladd (COVID-19, missed weight)
  10. Ilir Latifi (illness x2)
  11. Austin Lingo (injury, unknown)
  12. Philipe Lins (medical, unknown)
  13. Ariane Lipski (injury, weight cut)
  14. Alex Perez (missed weight, unknown)
  15. Abdul Razak Alhassan (unknown x2)
  16. Justin Tafa (unknown, injury)
  17. Zubaira Tukhugov (visa, weight cut)
  18. Rodolfo Vieira (medical, injury)
  19. Rani Yahya (injury x2)

Jake Hadley and Rani Yahya suffered two injuries each resulting in their fight changes and/or cancellations in 2022.

38 fighters were forced out of fights due to unknown or unspecified reasons (although, if known, could fall into one of the other listed categories). Maxim Grishin and Abdul Razak Alhassan resulted in two fight changes and/or cancellations each from this category.

16 fights throughout 2022 were rescheduled to a different event.

Shamil Abdurakhimov, Viviane Araujo, Khusein Askhabov, Ignacio Bahamondes, Rafael Fiziev, Shamil Gamzatov, Damir Hadzovic, Nassourdine Imavov, Abus Magomedov, Cristian Quinonez, Antonio Trocoli, and Zubaira Tukhugov were the twelve fighters had a fight changed/cancelled due to visa issues.

Carlos Candelario, Donald Cerrone, Hannah Goldy, Vince Morales, Nina Nunes, Jessica Penne, Muslim Salikhov, Ilir Latifi, Marcin Tybura, and Shanna Young were the eleven fighters to have a fight changed and/or cancelled due to illness. Latifi suffered two separate illnesses.

Jessica Andrade, Tracy Cortez, Zarah Fairn, Roman Kopylov, Derrick Lewis, Philipe Lins, Josh Parisian, Chase Sherman, Rodolfo Vieira, and Deron Winn were the ten fighters to have a fight changed and/or cancelled due to medical or health issues.

Gabriel Benitez, Poliana Botelho, Louis Cosce, Orion Cosce, Movsar Evloev, Rafael Fiziev, Saidyokub Kakhramonov, Aspen Ladd, Tim Means, and Lauren Murphy were the ten fighters to have a fight changed and/or cancelled due to a positive COVID-19 test.

  • Benitez and Kakhramonov both tested positive for UFC Vegas 46 on January 15th.
  • Botelho and Evloev both tested positive for UFC 270 on January 22nd.
  • Both Cosce brothers tested positive (Orion in February, Louis in April).

Askar Askarov, Rogerio Bontorin, Khamzat Chimaev, Daniel da Silva, Ariane Lipski, Ilia Topuria, and Zubaira Tukhugov were the seven fighters to have a fight changed and/or cancelled specifically due to weight cut issues.

Five fights in 2022 were cancelled due as both fighters were removed from their fight. These reasoning for removal occurred nearly simultaneously without a chance for the promotion to find a replacement. In addition, their individual purposes for pulling out were not included in other categories.

  • Zarrukh Adashev (injury) vs. Kleydson Rodrigues (Influenza A-H3N2)
  • Abubakar Nurmagomedov (visa issues) vs. Philip Rowe (injury)
  • Danny Henry (injury) vs. Ricardo Ramos (injury)
  • Coby Garbrandt (injury) vs. Rani Yahya (injury)
  • William Knight vs. Marcin Prachnio (no reasoning from Knight or Prachnio)

Four fights in 2022 were changed and/or cancelled as a fighter was moved to fight someone else.

  • Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Tom Aspinall. Aspinall was moved to fight in the main event against Alexander Volkov. Abdurakhimov fought Sergei Pavlovich.
  • Dricus du Plessis vs. Anthony Hernandez. Du Plessis was moved to fight on the main card against Kelvin Gastelum. The fight would not occur as Gastelum was forced out. Hernandez fought Josh Fremd.
  • Tony Ferguson vs. Li Jingliang. Ferguson was moved to fight on the main card against Nate Diaz. Jingliang fought Daniel Rodriguez.
  • Kevin Holland vs. Daniel Rodriguez. Holland was moved to fight in the main event against Khamzat Chimaev. Rodriguez fought Li Jingliang.

Mike Davis, Leah Letson, Cheyanne Vlismas, and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos had a fight changed and/or cancelled due to undisclosed personal reasons.

Garrett Armfield, Daniel Rodriguez, and Sean Strickland had a fight changed and/or cancelled due to infection. Armfield and Rodriguez both suffered staph infections while Strickland was met with an unspecified finger infection. Both Rodriguez and Strickland saw their fights scheduled at UFC Vegas 62 on October 15th.

Yamato Nishikawa and Slim Trabelsi had their fights changed and/or cancelled due to contractual conflicts. Both fighters joined the UFC to fight on short notice against Magomed Mustafaev and Parker Porter, respectively. However, Nishikawa still had contractual obligations with Japan’s Shooto, and Trabelsi still had contractual obligations with France’s ARES Fighting Championship. Nishikawa and Trabelsi saw their fights scheduled at UFC 280 on October 22nd.

Michel Pereira and Khalid Taha had their fights changed and/or cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols. Neither Pereira or Taha tested positive for their scheduled fights but rather had a member within their fight camp test positive.

Aspen Ladd and Alex Perez was the only fighter to have a fight changed and/or cancelled specifically due to missing weight. Ladd was removed from the UFC after missing weight for the third time in her promotional tenure. Perez’s opponent, Matt Schnell, refused to accept a catchweight bout after Perez weighed in two pounds over the flyweight limit. It was the third time a fight between Perez and Schnell had fallen through.

Bobby Green and Manel Kape had their fights changed and/or cancelled due to a USADA violation. Green, who tested positive with hormone Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), was ultimately suspended six months and was eligible for return after November 16th. Kape, who tested positive with steroid Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT), was monitored and passed USADA requirements before his eligible return after September 30th.

Dhiego Lima was the only fighter to have a fight changed and/or cancelled due to his retirement from MMA.

Liudvik Sholinian was the only fighter to have a fight changed and/or cancelled due to military services. He bravely returned to Ukraine to defend his home country in the Russo-Ukrainian War.

Ben Rothwell was the only fighter to have a fight changed and/or cancelled due to being released from the UFC.

Cedric Doumbe was the only fighter to have a fight changed and/or cancelled due to his removal by the French MMA Federation (FMMAF). A ruling indicated that a fighter under ten professional bouts must not have a differential of more than four fights between he and his opponent. Doumbe had just two professional fights while his then-scheduled opponent, Darian Weeks, had seven professional fights.

Josh Quinlan was the only fighter to have a fight changed and/or cancelled due to his removal by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). An atypical drug finding saw Quinlan pulled from his fight with Jason Witt. After numerous negative tests and commission oversight, his fight with Whitt occurred one week after the incident.

Jennifer Gonzalez was the only fighter to have a fight changed and/or cancelled due to an incident with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). A disagreement at the home of Gonzalez regarding at-home drug testing guidelines led to her removal from both her Josiane Nunes fight and UFC contract.

Jailton Almeida, Manon Fiorot, Maxim Grishin, and Jamie Pickett were the four fighters who experienced the most fight changes and/or cancellations in 2022. Each fighter suffered a total of FOUR fight changes and/or cancellations.

Manon Fiorot and Ovince Saint Preux experienced the most fight changes and/or cancellations at a single event without finding a replacement. Both fighters were scheduled with THREE different opponents before being removed from the event entirely as the promotion was unable to schedule a fourth fighter.

Two UFC cards tied for the most fight changes and/or cancellations of 2022. Both events suffered a total of TEN fight changes/cancellations.

  • UFC Vegas 46: Kattar vs. Chikadze (January 15th)
  • UFC 270: Ngannou vs. Gane (January 22nd)

One UFC card experienced NO fight changes and/or cancellations in 2022.

  • UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira (November 12th)

UFC fight changes and cancellations in 2022 per weight class ranked most to least:

WOMEN’S WEIGHT CLASSES

TOTAL = 40 fight changes/cancellations

  1. Flyweight Division (125 lbs.) – 22 fights
  2. Strawweight Division (115 lbs.) – 10 fights
  3. Bantamweight Division (135 lbs.) – 6 fights
  4. Featherweight Division (145 lbs.) – 2 fights

MEN’S WEIGHT CLASSES

TOTAL = 174 fight changes/cancellations

  1. Middleweight Division (185 lbs.) – 31 fights
  2. Featherweight Division (145 lbs.) – 25 fights
  3. Lightweight Division (155 lbs.) – 23 fights
  4. Heavyweight Division (265 lbs.) – 23 fights
  5. Welterweight Division (170 lbs.) – 21 fights
  6. Flyweight Division (125 lbs.) – 19 fights
  7. Light Heavyweight Division (205 lbs.) – 16 fights
  8. Bantamweight Division (135 lbs.) – 15 fights
  9. Catchweight Fights – 1 fight

Kevin Holland versus Daniel Rodriguez was the only catchweight fight to be changed and/or cancelled. The fight was intended to be at a catchweight of 180 pounds, but Holland was moved to fight Khamzat Chimaev in the main event after Nate Diaz did not accept the fight due to Chimaev’s missed weight cut.

26 fights in 2022 where an opponent was forced out saw the ready fighter get rescheduled with a different opponent for the same event. However, due to various circumstances, the subsequent fight also did not happen.

84 fights in 2022 where an opponent was forced out saw the opposite fighter unable to be scheduled with a replacement. As a result, these fighters were removed from the event entirely.

A total of four fighters in 2022 experienced THREE opponent changes before fighting.

  1. Sam Alvey, UFC Vegas 47, February 5th. Alvey lost both Ian Heinisch and Phil Hawes before fighting Brendan Allen.
  2. Josiane Nunes, UFC Vegas 49, February 26th. Nunes lost both Yanan Wu and Jennifer Gonzalez before fighting Ramona Pascual.
  3. Anthony Hernandez, UFC 273, April 9th. Hernandez lost both Albert Duraev and Dricus du Plessis before fighting Josh Fremd.
  4. Amir Albazi, UFC Vegas 66, December 17th. Albazi lost both Alex Perez and Brandon Royval before fighting Alessandro Cortez.

A total of four fights in 2022 resulted from two fighters who had a fight scheduled with someone else but, due to various circumstances, ended up fighting each other.

  1. Bill Algeo vs. Herbert Burns. Algeo was to fight Billy Quarantillo, while Burns was to fight Khusein Askhabov. An injury to Quarantillo and visa issues for Burns resulted in the pairing between Algeo and Burns.
  2. Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson. Diaz was to fight Khamzat Chimaev, while Ferguson was to fight Li Jingliang. Diaz chose not to accept a catchweight fight with Chimaev and, as a result, was instead paired with Ferguson.
  3. Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland. Chimaev was to fight Nate Diaz, while Holland was to fight Daniel Rodriguez. Diaz chose not to accept a catchweight fight with Chimaev and, as a result, saw Chimaev paired with Holland.
  4. Li Jingliang vs. Daniel Rodriguez. Jingliang was to fight Tony Ferguson, while Rodriguez was to fight Kevin Holland. Jingliang and Rodriguez were rescheduled to fight each other after Ferguson and Holland received different opponents.

A total of 77 fights in 2022 received a replacement opponent EXCLUDING the four fights above. The percentage in parenthesis indicates the average rate of defeat, victory, or draw.

  • Replacement LOSS = 51 (66%)
  • Replacement WIN = 25 (33%)
  • Replacement DRAW = 1 (1%)

Da’Mon Blackshear was the only replacement opponent to have his result end in a draw. His fight was against Youssef Zalal.

Andre Fialho and Cody Brundage each appeared as replacement opponents twice. Fialho lost both fights (Jake Matthews, Muslim Salikhov). Brundage won one (Tresean Gore) and lost one (Michal Oleksiejczuk).

A total of two fighters in 2022 were originally short-notice fight card replacements but lost their opponent and, in turn, fought a fighter on short-notice.

  1. Cody Durden, UFC Vegas 63, October 29th. Durden stepped in on short-notice to fight Kleydson Rodrigues, but after Rodrigues was forced out, Durden ended up fighting short-notice Carlos Mota.
  2. Michal Oleksiejczuk, UFC Vegas, December 17th. Oleksiejczuk stepped in on short-notice to fight Albert Duraev, but after Duraev was forced out, Oleksiejczuk ended up fighting short-notice Cody Brundage.

A total of 13 fights in 2022 were changed and/or cancelled between the exact same two fighters more than once. Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon was the only pair to have THREE fights cancelled.



– MONTHLY RUNDOWN –



JANUARY


UFC Vegas 46 / UFC on ESPN 32: Kattar vs. Chikadze
—-Date – January 15th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – TEN

  1. Vanessa Demopoulous vs. Ashley Yoder (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
    • Yoder injury, Demopoulous scheduled to fight Silvana Gomez Juarez
  2. Vanessa Demopoulous vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  3. Kay Hansen vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  4. Zarrukh Adashev vs. Kleydson Rodrigues (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  5. Saidyokub Kakhramonov vs. Brian Kelleher (Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  6. Gabriel Benitez vs. T.J. Brown (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  7. Michel Pereira vs. Muslim Salikhov (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  8. Andre Fialho vs. Michel Pereira (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  9. Joaquin Buckley vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  10. Caio Borralho vs. Jamie Pickett (Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs.)

UFC 270: Ngannou vs. Gane
—-Date – January 22nd
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – TEN

  1. Viviane Araujo vs. Alexa Grasso (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Poliana Botelho vs. Ji Yeon Kim (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  3. Movsar Evloev vs. Ilia Topuria (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  4. Charles Jourdain vs. Ilia Topuria (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  5. Warlley Alves vs. Jack Della Maddalena (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  6. Derek Brunson vs. Jared Cannonier (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  7. A.J. Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoun (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  8. Wellington Turman vs. Rodolfo Vieira (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  9. Greg Hardy vs. Aleksei Oleinik (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)
  10. Greg Hardy vs. Sergey Spivak (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)

FEBRUARY


UFC Vegas 47: Hermansson vs. Strickland
—-Date – February 5th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – THREE

  1. Tim Means vs. Jeremiah Wells (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  2. Sam Alvey vs. Ian Heinisch (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  3. Sam Alvey vs. Phil Hawes (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)

UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2
—-Date – February 12th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – FOUR

  1. Alex Perez vs. Matt Schnell (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Mark Madsen vs. Vinc Pichel (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  3. Orion Cosce vs. Blood Diamond (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  4. Maxim Grishin vs. Ed Herman (Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs.)

UFC Vegas 48: Walker vs. Hill
—-Date – February 19th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – SIX

  1. Mario Bautista vs. Khalid Taha (Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  2. Austin Lingo vs. Jonathan Pearce (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  3. Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rafael Fiziev (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  4. Nasrat Haqparast vs. John Makdessi (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  5. Kyle Daukaus vs. Julian Marquez (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  6. Ilir Latifi vs. Alexander Romanov (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)

UFC Vegas 49: Makhachev vs. Green
—-Date – February 26th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – EIGHT

  1. Hannah Goldy vs. Jinh Yu Frey (Women’s Strawweight – 115 lbs.)
  2. Josiane Nunes vs. Yanan Wu (Women’s Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
    • Wu injury, Nunes scheduled to fight Jennifer Gonzalez
  3. Jennifer Gonzalez vs. Josiane Nunes (Women’s Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  4. Beneil Dariush vs. Islam Makhachev (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  5. Micheal Gillmore vs. Jonny Parsons (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  6. Misha Cirkunov vs. Makhmud Muradov (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  7. Ion Cutelaba vs. Ryan Spann (Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs.)
  8. Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)

MARCH


UFC 272: Covington vs. Masvidal
—-Date – March 5th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – FIVE

  1. Jessica Eye vs. Manon Fiorot (Women’s Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  2. Max Holloway vs. Alexander Volkanovski (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  3. Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rafael Fiziev (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  4. Erick Gonzalez vs. Devonte Smith (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  5. Nicolae Negumereanu vs. Ihor Potieria (Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs.)

UFC Vegas 50: Santos vs. Ankalaev
—-Date – March 12th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – FOUR

  1. J.J. Aldrich vs. Ariane Lipski (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Mandy Bohm vs. Sabina Mazo (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  3. Joshua Culibao vs. Damon Jackson (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  4. Drew Dober vs. Ricky Glenn (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)

UFC Fight Night 204: Volkov vs. Aspinall
—-Date – March 19th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – EIGHT

  1. Francisco Figueiredo vs. Jake Hadley (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Jake Hadley vs. Allan Nascimento (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  3. Liudvik Sholinian vs. Nathaniel Wood (Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  4. Vince Morales vs. Nathaniel Wood (Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  5. Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Jack Shore (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  6. Mike Davis vs. Jai Herbert (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  7. Gunnar Nelson vs. Claudio Silva (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  8. Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Tom Aspinall (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)

UFC on ESPN 33: Blaydes vs. Daukaus
—-Date – March 26th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – EIGHT

  1. Amanda Ribas vs. Michelle Waterson-Gomez (Women’s Strawweight – 115 lbs.)
  2. Batgerel Danaa vs. Montel Jackson (Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  3. Nate Landwehr vs. Lerone Murphy (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  4. Nate Landwehr vs. David Onama (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  5. Tucker Lutz vs. Seung Woo Choi (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  6. Aliaskhab Khizriev vs. Abus Magomedov (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  7. Jan Blachowicz vs. Aleksandar Rakic (Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs.)
  8. Ilir Latifi vs. Aleksei Oleinik (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)

APRIL


UFC 273: Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie
—-Date – April 9th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – NINE

  1. Irene Aldana vs. Aspen Ladd (Women’s Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  2. Pat Sabatini vs. Gavin Tucker (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  3. Chris Curtis vs. Dricus Du Plessis (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  4. Albert Duraev vs. Anthony Hernandez (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  5. Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nassourdine Imavov (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  6. Dricus Du Plessis vs. Anthony Hernandez (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  7. Dricus Du Plessis vs. Kelvin Gastelum (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  8. Ilir Latifi vs. Aleksei Oleinik (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)
  9. Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)

UFC Vegas 51 / UFC on ESPN 34: Luque vs. Muhammad 2
—-Date – April 16th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – FOUR

  1. Melsik Baghdasaryan vs. T.J. Laramie (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  2. Miguel Baeza vs. Dhiego Lima (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  3. Mounir Lazzez vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  4. Uriah Hall vs. Andre Muniz (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)

UFC Vegas 52: Lemos vs. Andrade
—-Date – April 23rd
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – SEVEN

  1. Manel Kape vs. Sumudaerji (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Steve Garcia vs. Damir Hadzovic (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  3. Louis Cosce vs. Preston Parsons (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  4. Roman Kopylov vs. Jordan Wright (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  5. Tanner Boser vs. Rodrigo Nascimento (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)
  6. Tanner Boser vs. Alexander Romanov (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)
  7. Alexander Romanov vs. Chase Sherman (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)

UFC Vegas 53 / UFC on ESPN 35: Font vs. Vera
—-Date – April 30th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – SIX

  1. Jessica Penne vs. Luana Pinheiro (Women’s Strawweight – 115 lbs.)
  2. Cortney Casey vs. Antonina Shevchenko (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  3. Carlos Candelario vs. Tatsuro Taira (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  4. Rafael Alves vs. Jared Gordon (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  5. Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  6. Jake Collier vs. Justin Tafa (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)

MAY


UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje
—-Date – May 7th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – THREE

  1. Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  2. Michael Johnson vs. Alan Patrick (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  3. Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira (Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs.)

UFC Vegas 54 / UFC on ESPN 36: Blachowicz vs. Rakic
—-Date – May 14th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – TWO

  1. Lauren Murphy vs. Miesha Tate (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Jamall Emmers vs. Daniel Pineda (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)

UFC Vegas 55: Holm vs. Vieira
—-Date – May 21st
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – TWO

  1. Jailton Almeida vs. Maxim Grishin (Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs.)
  2. Alexander Gustafsson vs. Ben Rothwell (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)

JUNE


UFC Vegas 56: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik
—-Date – June 4th

—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – TWO

  1. Damon Jackson vs. Darrick Minner (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  2. Alonzo Menifield vs. Nicolae Negumereanu (Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs.)

UFC 275: Teixeira vs. Prochazka
—-Date – June 12th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – FOUR

  1. Rogerio Bontorin vs. Manel Kape (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Kyung Ho Kang vs. Saimon Oliveira (Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  3. Orion Cosce vs. Blood Diamond (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  4. Marvin Vettori vs. Robert Whittaker (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)

UFC on ESPN 37: Kattar vs. Emmett
—-Date – June 18th

—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – TWO

  1. Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  2. Julian Marquez vs. Wellington Turman (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)

UFC Vegas 57 / UFC on ESPN 38: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot
—-Date – June 25th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – TWO

  1. Amir Albazi vs. Tim Elliott (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Tyson Nam vs. Tagir Ulanbekov (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)

JULY


UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier
—-Date – July 2nd
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – THREE

  1. Jessica Eye vs. Casey O’Neill (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Lauren Murphy vs. Miesha Tate (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  3. Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)

UFC Vegas 58 / UFC on ESPN 39: dos Anjos vs. Fiziev
—-Date – July 9th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – SEVEN

  1. Cynthia Calvillo vs. Nina Nunes (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Sijara Eubanks vs. Maryna Moroz (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  3. Cody Garbrandt vs. Rani Yahya (Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  4. Austin Lingo vs. David Onama (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  5. Josh Fremd vs. Tresean Gore (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  6. Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Jamie Pickett (Middleweight 185 lbs.)
  7. Jamie Pickett vs. Denis Tiuliulin (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)

UFC on ABC 3: Ortega vs. Rodriguez
—-Date – July 16th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – FIVE

  1. Brianna Fortino vs. Jessica Penne (Women’s Strawweight – 115 lbs.)
  2. Askar Askarov vs. Alex Perez (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  3. Bill Algeo vs. Billy Quarantillo (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  4. Khusein Askhabov vs. Herbert Burns (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  5. Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Philip Rowe (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)

UFC Fight Night 208: Blaydes vs. Aspinall
—-Date – July 23rd
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – ONE

  1. Jack Hermansson vs. Darren Till (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)

UFC 277: Pena vs. Nunes 2
—-Date – July 30th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – SIX

  1. Mariya Agapova vs. Ji Yeon Kim (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Ignacio Bahamondes vs. L’udovit Klein (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  3. Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Drakkar Klose (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  4. Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Michael Morales (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  5. Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  6. Don’Tale Mayes vs. Justin Tafa (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)

AUGUST


UFC Vegas 59 / UFC on ESPN 40: Santos vs. Hill
—-Date – August 6th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – FOUR

  1. Priscila Cachoeira vs. Ariane Lipski (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Nate Landwehr vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  3. Josh Quinlan vs. Jason Witt (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  4. Misha Cirkunov vs. Shamil Gamzatov (Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs.)

UFC on ESPN 41: Vera vs. Cruz
—-Date – August 13th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – FIVE

  1. Yazmin Jauregui vs. Istela Nunes (Women’s Strawweight – 115 lbs.)
  2. Viviane Araujo vs. Alexa Grasso (Women’ Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  3. Aspen Ladd vs. Sara McMann (Women’s Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  4. Malcolm Gordon vs. Allan Nascimento (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  5. Cristian Quinonez vs. Youssef Zalal (Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)

UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards 2
—-Date – August 20th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – TWO

  1. Miranda Maverick vs. Shanna Young (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Victor Altamirano vs. Jake Hadley (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)

SEPTEMBER


UFC Fight Night 209: Gane vs. Tuivasa
—-Date – September 3rd
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – NINE

  1. Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Jessica Andrade vs. Manon Fiorot (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  3. Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  4. Zarah Fairn vs. Ailin Perez (Women’s Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  5. Taylor Lapilus vs. Khalid Taha (Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  6. Danny Henry vs. Ricardo Ramos (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  7. Christos Giagos vs. Benoit Saint-Denis (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  8. Cedric Doumbe vs. Darian Weeks (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  9. Abus Magomedov vs. Makhmud Muradov (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)

UFC 279: Diaz vs. Ferguson
—-Date – September 10th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – SEVEN

  1. Hannah Cifers vs. Melissa Martinez (Women’s Strawweight – 115 lbs.)
  2. T.J. Dillashaw vs. Aljamain Sterling (Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  3. Miguel Baeza vs. Yohan Lainesse (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  4. Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  5. Tony Ferguson vs. Li Jingliang (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  6. Kevin Holland vs. Daniel Rodriguez (Catchweight – 180 lbs.)
  7. Jailton Almeida vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)

UFC Vegas 60: Sandhagen vs. Song
—-Date – September 17th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – SIX

  1. Diana Belbita vs. Loma Lookboonmee (Women’s Strawweight – 115 lbs.)
  2. Sijara Eubanks vs. Maryna Moroz (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  3. Melissa Gatto vs. Gillian Robertson (Women’s Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  4. Aspen Ladd vs. Sara McMann (Women’s Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  5. Giga Chikadze vs. Sodiq Yusuff (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  6. Andre Fili vs. Lando Vannata (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)

OCTOBER


UFC Vegas 61: Dern vs. Yan
—-Date – October 1st
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – EIGHT

  1. Tabatha Ricci vs. Cheyanne Vlismas (Women’s Strawweight – 115 lbs.)
  2. Jessica Penne vs. Tabatha Ricci (Women’s Strawweight – 115 lbs.)
  3. Chelsea Chandler vs. Leah Letson (Women’s Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  4. Cody Garbrandt vs. Rani Yahya (Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  5. Mike Davis vs. Uros Medic (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  6. Vinc Pichel vs. Jesse Ronson (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  7. Philipe Lins vs. Maxim Grishin (Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs.)
  8. Chris Daukaus vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)

UFC Vegas 62: Grasso vs. Araujo
—-Date – October 15th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – FOUR

  1. Askar Askarov vs. Brandon Royval (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Melsik Baghdasaryan vs. Joanderson Brito (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  3. Neil Magny vs. Daniel Rodriguez (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  4. Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)

UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev
—-Date – October 22nd
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – SEVEN

  1. Amanda Lemos vs. Marina Rodriguez (Women’s Strawweight – 115 lbs.)
  2. Lucas Almeida vs. Zubaira Tukhugov (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  3. Jamie Mullarkey vs. Magomed Mustafaev (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  4. Magomed Mustafaev vs. Yamato Nishikawa (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)
  5. Hamdy Abdelwahab vs. Parker Porter (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)
  6. Parker Porter vs. Slim Trabelsi (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)
  7. Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)

UFC Vegas 63: Kattar vs. Allen
—-Date – October 29th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – FIVE

  1. Kleydson Rodrigues vs. Vinicius Salvador (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Cody Durden vs. Kleydson Rodrigues (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  3. Garrett Armfield vs. Christian Rodriguez (Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  4. Edson Barboza vs. Ilia Topuria (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  5. Drakkar Klose vs. Mark Madsen (Lightweight – 155 lbs.)

NOVEMBER


UFC Vegas 64: Rodriguez vs. Lemos
—-Date – November 5th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – THREE

  1. Bryce Mitchell vs. Movsar Evloev (Featherweight – 145 lbs.)
  2. Jailton Almeida vs. Maxim Grishin (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)
  3. Josh Parisian vs. Chase Sherman (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)

UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira
—-Date – November 12th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – ZERO

  • No fight changes and/or cancellations occurred for this card.

UFC Vegas 65: Lewis vs. Spivak
—-Date – November 19th
—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – FIVE

  1. Jose Johnson vs. Vince Morales (Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  2. Kyler Phillips vs. Jack Shore (Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  3. Cody Brundage vs. Rodolfo Vieira (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  4. William Knight vs. Marcin Prachnio (Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs.)
  5. Derrick Lewis vs. Sergey Spivak (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)

DECEMBER


UFC on ESPN 42: Thompson vs. Holland
—-Date – December 3rd

—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – TWO

  1. Tracy Cortez vs. Amanda Ribas (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Derek Brunson vs. Jack Hermansson (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)

UFC 282: Prochazka vs. Teixeira 2
—-Date – November 10th

—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – EIGHT

  1. Daniel da Silva vs. Vinicius Salvador (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Ronnie Lawrence vs. Cameron Saaiman (Bantamweight – 135 lbs.)
  3. Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  4. Bo Nikal vs. Jamie Pickett (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  5. Alexander Gustafsson vs. Ovince Saint Preux (Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs.)
  6. Philipe Lins vs. Ovince Saint Preux (Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs.)
  7. Ovince Saint Preux vs. Antonio Trocoli (Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs.)
  8. Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira (Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs.)

UFC Vegas 66: Cannonier vs. Strickland
—-Date – December 17th

—-Fight Changes/Cancellations – EIGHT

  1. Amir Albazi vs. Alex Perez (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  2. Amir Albazi vs. Brandon Royval (Flyweight – 125 lbs.)
  3. Rinat Fakhretdinov vs. Michael Morales (Welterweight – 170 lbs.)
  4. Albert Duraev vs. Bruno Silva (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
    • Silva injury, Duraev scheduled to fight Michal Oleksiejczuk
  5. Albert Duraev vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  6. Julian Marquez vs. Deron Winn (Middleweight – 185 lbs.)
  7. Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jamal Pogues (Light Heavyweight – 205 lbs.)
  8. Tafon Nchukwi vs. Vitor Petrino (Heavyweight – 265 lbs.)

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Wesley Riddle is a 28-year-old writer out of Harrisonburg, Virginia and a 2018 graduate from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, having obtained a B.S. in Health & Physical Education. Watching the draw between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard from 2011 sparked his interest in the sport of mixed martial arts. He created "All That MMA" on Twitter, which came to birth in December of 2013. He would join with MMASucka in the later quarter of 2016. Some of Riddle's hobbies include music, playing golf, watching horror movies, and working with non-profit organizations throughout his community. You can follow him on Twitter at @AllThatMMA or @WesleyRiddleMMA, and on Instagram @WesleyRiddle.

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