Two fights have recently been booked for UFC’s upcoming March 20th “Fight Night” event. Here are the latest additions to the fight card.
Leonardo Santos vs. Grant Dawson
Two win streaks will be tested in March, as Leonardo Santos will fight Grant Dawson. The bout was first reported by Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie.
Dawson has had a strong run in the UFC since entering the promotion in 2017 through “Dana White’s Contender Series.” He is currently undefeated through four fights in the promotion, including two rear naked choke wins.
The fight in March will be Dawson’s first at lightweight.
Dawson’s last win was in July, where he took a decision victory against Nad Narimani.
While the consistency in taking fights hasn’t always been there for Santos, he has been undefeated since 2014. He added another win to his now six-fight win streak in July, defeating Roman Bogatov via unanimous decision at UFC 251.
Tai Tuivasa vs. Don’Tale Mayes
Both returning from must-win fights in 2020, heavyweights Tai Tuivasa and Don’Tale Mayes have been paired up for the first. Farah Hannoun and Nolan King of MMA Junkie were the first to report the bout.
Tuivasa concluded a three-fight losing streak in October, stopping Stefan Struve within a round with punches. Prior to his losing streak in the UFC, Tuivasa had an undefeated MMA record of nine wins, three of which were in the UFC.
Mayes broke a two-fight skid in November, earning a decision win over former RIZIN fighter Roque Martinez.
UFC’s March 20th event is currently set to have a middleweight main event between Derek Brunson and Kevin Holland in the main event. Here’s what has been reported for it.
Bout 9: Derek Brunson (21-7) vs. Kevin Holland (21-5) (Middleweight)
Bout 8: Max Griffin (16-8) vs. Song Kenan (16-5) (Welterweight)
Bout 7: Adrian Yanez (12-3) vs. Gustavo Lopez (12-5) (Bantamweight)
Bout 6: Cheyanne Buys (5-1) vs. Kay Hansen (7-4) (Strawweight)
Bout 5: Julia Avila (8-2) vs. Julija Stoliarenko (9-4-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 4: Dricus Du Plessis (15-2) vs. Trevin Giles (13-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 3: Jamahal Hill (8-0) vs. Paul Craig (14-4-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Leonardo Santos (18-3-1) vs. Grant Dawson (16-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Tai Tuivasa (11-3) vs. Don’Tale Mayes (8-4) (Heavyweight)