Fights On Demand: Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny Among 10 UFC Fights Announced

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

2022 is almost over, but we still have a few events to look forward to before the year ends. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what we have in store for the upcoming schedule.

The UFC has either announced or completed ten fights this week, and next week it’s off to Brazil for a welterweight bout.

Neil Magny got who he wanted. After his choke by D’Arce in the third round by Daniel Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 64, the “Haitian Sensation” used his time at the mic to ask about Gilbert Burns. In response, “Durinho” wrote that he already had an opponent, but if the unnamed fighter flunked, he would “100 percent” share the octagon with Magny.

Well, the unnamed fighter (whom Burns claimed was Jorge Masvidal) fell through, and Burns kept his promise to fight Magny. The fight has been added to UFC 283, the upcoming pay-per-view event scheduled for January 21 in Brazil. Burns has not fought since losing to Khamzat Chimaev in a Fight of the Year contender at UFC 273 last April.

On the Bellator front, a welterweight title unification between Yaroslav Amosov and Logan Storley is expected to herald the return of promotion to Dublin next year.

UFC Orlando – December 3rd

Jack Hermansson vs. Roman Dolidze – Middleweight
First repetition. through ESPN’s Brett Okamoto

UFC 282 – December 10th

Ovince Saint Preux vs. Antonio Trocoli – Light Heavyweight
First repetition. through Saint Preux on his OnlyFans

UFC Fight Night – December 17th

Drew Dober vs. Bobby Green – Lightweight
First repetition. through ESPN and H/T Tom Feely from Sherdog

Amir Albazi vs. Alessandro Costa – Flyweight
First repetition. through ESPN Deportes’ Carlos Contreras Legaspi

UFC Fight Night – January 14th

Umar Nurmagomedov vs. Raoni Barcelos – bantamweight
First repetition. through ESPN’s Brett Okamoto

UFC 283 – January 21

Gilbert Burns vs. Neil Magny – welterweight
First repetition. through ESPN’s Brett Okamoto

UFC Fight Night – February 18

William Knight vs. Marcin Prachnio – Light Heavyweight
Knight vs. Prachnio has already been confirmed but has been moved from UFC Vegas 65 to UFC on ESPN+ 77, per Nolan King from MMA Junkie

UFC Fight Night – February 25th

Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann – Light Heavyweight
First repetition. through Nolan King and Mike Bohn from MMA Junkie

UFC Fight Night – March 4th

Jessica Penne vs. Tabatha Ricci – Women’s Strawweight
Penne vs. Ricci was previously confirmed but moved to a TBA UFC event from UFC Vegas 61, per Nolan King from MMA Junkie

UFC Fight Night – March 11th

Anthony Smith vs. Jamahal Hill – Light Heavyweight
First repetition. through MMA island and date confirmed by Mike Heck and Damon Martin of MMA Fighting

Announced Bellator fights:

Bellator 289 – December 9th

Denise Kielholtz vs. Ilara Joanne – Women’s Flyweight
First repetition. through Mike Heck of MMA Fighting

Kyle Crutchmer vs. Jaleel Willis – Welterweight

Pat Downey vs. Christian Echols – Middleweight

Bellator Dublin – February 25th

Yaroslav Amazov vs. Logan Storley – Welterweight

Oliver Enkamp vs. Luca Poclit – Welterweight

Brian Moore vs. Luca Iovine – Bantamweight

Daniele Scatizzi vs. Dmytrii Hrytsenko – Welterweight

Piotr Niedzielski vs. Richie Smullen – Featherweight

Charlie Ward vs. Mike Shipman – Middleweight

Norbert Novenyi Jr. vs. Andy Manzolo – Middleweight

Elina Kallionidou vs. Jena Bishop – Women’s Flyweight

Gokhan Saricam vs Greg Popov – Heavyweight

Announced Cage Warriors fights:

Cage Warriors 148 – December 31st

Nik Bagley vs. Kallum Parker – Featherweight

Modestas Bukauskas vs. Chuck Campbell – Light Heavyweight

Announced KSW fights:

KSW 77 – December 17th

Yann Liasse vs. Adrian Gralak – Lightweight

Bogdan Gnidko vs. Mădălin Pîrvulescu – Light Heavyweight

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