Another fight has been added to UFC’s July 18th show, with Grant Dawson and Nad Narimani being the newest booking. First reported by Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie, the fight is the eighth added to the show.
Dawson is a real up-and-coming featherweight, having won three-straight since earning a UFC contract through TV series “Dana White’s Contender Series.” His most recent went was a second-round rear naked choke against Darrick Minner, extending his winning streak to six.
The fight will be a return for Narimani, who has been absent from MMA fights since March of 2019. His last fight was a second round loss to Mike Grundy. After having his first loss in the UFC, Narimani has a 2-1 record in the promotion.
The July 18th card is set to have a UFC Flyweight Championship in it, with Deiveson Figueredo and Joseph Benavidez fighting for the vacant belt in the main event.
Here’s the full card.
Bout 8: Deiveson Figueiredo (18-1) vs. Joseph Benavidez (28-6) (Vacant UFC Flyweight Championship)
Bout 7: Jack Hermansson (20-5) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (16-5) (Middleweight)
Bout 6: Alexandre Pantoja (22-4) vs. Askar Askarov (11-0-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 5: Marc Diakiese (14-3) vs. Rafael Fiziev (7-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 4: Sergey Spivak (10-2) vs. Carlos Felipe (8-0) (Heavyweight)
Bout 3: Khadis Ibragimov (8-2) vs. Roman Dolidze (6-0) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Davi Ramos (10-3) vs. Arman Tasrukyan (14-2) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Grant Dawson (15-1) vs. Nad Narimani (12-3) (Featherweight)