Two new matchups have reportedly joined UFC’s May 1st lineup recently. The fights enter a lineup that does not have a confirmed location at the moment.
Ion Cutelaba vs. Devin Clark
Light heavyweights Ion Cutelaba and Devin Clark will compete at the event. News of the matchup was first reported by MMA DNA.
Cutelaba is looking to bounce back after a rough 2020. Along with winning two fights against Magomed Ankalaev within a round, Cutelaba saw four different bookings fall through due to COVID-19.
Clark returns after taking a loss to Anthony Smith in November of 2020. The fight, which saw Smith submit Clark within a round, was the first UFC main event that Clark had been booked in. The fight capped concluded a year that included two decision wins for Clark previously.
Sam Hughes vs. Loma Lookboonmee
UFC is looking to book Sam Hughes against Loma Lookboonmee for the date. News of the matchup being planned was first reported by Mike Heck of MMA Fighting. A follow-up story from Danny Segura, Farah Hannoun and Nolan King of MMA Junkie has reported that both fighters have agreed to the bout.
The booking finds Hughes st for a new date just days after her February 27th bout against Emily Whitmire was cancelled. The former LFA fighter made her UFC debut in December with a doctor stoppage loss to Tecia Torres.
Lookboonmee earned her second UFC victory in October, defeating former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Jinh Yu Frey on scorecards.
Light heavyweights Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka are currently scheduled to fight in the main event of UFC’s May 1st broadcast. Here is the updated lineup for the event.
Bout 7: Jiri Prochazka (27-3-1) vs. Dominick Reyes (12-2) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 6: TJ Laramie (12-4) vs. Damon Jackson (18-4-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 5: Kai Kamaka III (8-3) vs. TJ Brown (14-8) (Featherweight)
Bout 4: Mike Jackson (1-1) vs. Dean Barry (3-1) (Welterweight)
Bout 3: Ji Yeon Kim (9-3-2) vs. Poliana Botelho (8-3) (Flyweight)
Bout 2: Ion Cutelaba (15-6) vs. Devin Clark (12-5) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 1: Sam Hughes (5-2) vs. Loma Lookboonmee (5-2) (Strawweight)