UFC’s July 15th show has seen numerous bouts added, including a five-round matchup between Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige. The show is one of the many presented by UFC at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Calvin Kattar vs. Dan Ige
First reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN, featherweights Kattar and Ige will be in the top spot for the July 15th show. The fight is a quick return for both fighters, who had been booked on previous crowd-less events.
Kattar’s last win was an explosive one, dropping Jeremy Stephens with an elbow to win in the second round.
Ige’s win was a closer one, going to a split decision against Edson Barboza.
Pedro Munhoz vs. Frankie Edgar
In a fight that was first meant for UFC 251, Pedro Munhoz versus Frankie Edgar has been moved to UFC’s July 15th event. The change of schedule for the bantamweights was first reported by AGFight.
Munhoz will be looking for a return to the winning column, having lost to Aljamain Sterling in 2019, breaking a three-fight losing streak.
Edgar, who’s lost his last two, will look to do the same. The first of Edgar’s two losses came to Max Holloway, who defended his UFC Featherweight Championship in the bout. Since then, Edgar was stopped by “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in December.
Liana Jojua vs. Diana Belbita
The card will feature two UFC rookies in Liana Jojua and Diana Belbita facing off. Both flyweights, Jojua and Belbita lost their debut UFC performances, looking to get their first octagon win in July.
Ricardo Ramos vs. Lerone Murphy
Reported by AGFight, Ricardo Ramos and Lerone Murphy will also battle it out on the card.
Murphy, an undefeated fighter made his UFC debut in September. While maintaining his undefeated record, Murphy was given the first draw of his career after fighting Zubaira Tukhugov.
Ramos has much more experience in the UFC, with a 5-1 record in the promotion overall. The Brazilian fighter was quite active in 2019, getting two wins after a loss to start the year.
Bout 10: Calvin Kattar (21-4) vs. Dan Ige (14-2) (Featherweight)
Bout 9: Pedro Munhoz (18-4) vs. Frankie Edgar (23-8-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 8: Carla Esparza (16-6) vs. Marina Rodriguez (12-0-2) (Strawweight)
Bout 7: Molly McCann (10-2) vs. Taila Santos (15-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 6: Mounir Lazzez (9-1) vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan (10-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 5: Modestas Bukauskas (10-2) vs. Vinicius Moreira (9-4) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 4: Tagir Ulanbekov (11-1) vs. Aleksander Doskalchuk (10-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 3: Jared Gordon (15-4) vs. Chris Fishgold (18-3-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 2: Liana Jojua (7-3) vs. Diana Belbita (13-5) (Flyweight)
Bout 1: Ricardo Ramos (14-2) vs. Lerone Murphy (8-0-1) (Featherweight)