Numerous bouts have been reported to join UFC 257’s lineup recently. The card just received a main event on Thursday as well, as a fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor was finalized.
Here are the new bouts.
Nasrat Haqparast vs. Arman Tsarukyan
After both having successful returns to the cage in the summer, Nasrat Haqparast and Arman Tsarukyan will be matched for the pay-per-view card. News of the fight was first reported by Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie.
Tsarukyan returned after a year-long absence from the sport in July, picking up a decision victory over Davi Ramos. He has won two of his three fights in the UFC.
Haqparast bounced back from a loss in his last fight, defeating previously undefeated Alex Munoz via decision in August. His previous fight saw him get stopped in the first round by Drew Dober.
Andre Muniz vs. Andrew Sanchez
Middleweights Andre Muniz and Andrew Sanchez will compete on the card. Marcelo Barone of Combate was the first to report the story.
Muniz has been explosive since getting signed to the UFC in 2019 through TV show “Dana White’s Contender Series.” He has won his two fights in the UFC, defeating Antonio Arroyo and Bartosz Fabinski.
Muniz returned to the win column in August by finishing Wellington Turman in the first round with punches.
Ottman Azaitar vs. Matt Frevola
Undefeated Ottman Azaitar will get his third UFC matchup in January, being matched against Matt Frevola. The fight was first reported by Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie.
Azaitar has been explosive in his short UFC run, stopping both of his opponents. He last competed in September, catching Khama Worthy in the first round with strikes to continue his run.
Frevola has won his last two fights in the UFC cage. He took a split decision in his last outing, defeating Luis Pena. Frevola has failed to get a fight throughout 2020, as injuries and COVID-19-related issues have forced three bookings to fall through.
Here’s the updated card for UFC 257.
Bout 7: Dustin Poirier (26-6) vs. Conor McGregor (22-4) (Lightweight)
Bout 6: Jessica Eye (15-8) vs. Joanne Calderwood (14-5) (Flyweight)
Bout 5: Michelle Waterson (18-8) vs. Amanda Ribas (10-1) (Strawweight)
Bout 4: Brad Tavares (17-6) vs. Antonio Carlos Junior (10-4) (Middleweight)
Bout 3: Andrew Sanchez (12-5) vs. Andre Muniz (20-4) (Middleweight)
Bout 2: Arman Tsarukyan (15-2) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (12-3) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Ottman Azaitar (13-0) vs. Matt Frevola (8-1-1) (Lightweight)