Two new matchups have recently been reported for UFC’s July 17th “Fight Night” card. The bouts join a lineup that does not have a location reported for it as of yet.
Burns Returns Against Quarantillo
Returning after taking his first UFC loss last year, Herbert Burns will fight Billy Quarantillo, as confirmed by a report from Guilherme Cruz of MMA fighting.
Burns last fought in August of 2020, where veteran Daniel Pineda stopped him in the second round with elbows on the ground. The fight finished Burns’ previous momentum in the promotion, which included two first-round wins earlier in the year.
Quarantillo is returning in a similar position to Burns, as his last fight saw him suffer his first setback in the octagon since joining the UFC in 2019. The 32-year-old fought to a decision loss in December against Gavin Tucker, who snapped an eight-fight win streak. That streak included three previous UFC wins, including victories in 2020 over Spike Carlyle and Kyle Nelson.
Dos Santos and Johns Matched Following Finish Wins
Both returning for the first time since picking up a finish win in the octagon, bantamweights Anderson dos Santos and Miles Johns will fight in July. The matchup was first broken on Monday by Nolan King and Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie.
Dos Santos snapped a two-fight skid in his last showing, catching Martin Day in the first round with a guillotine choke. The win was dos Santos’ first since entering the UFC in 2018.
Johns was able to spoil the UFC debut of Kevin Natividad in October, catching him with strikes in the third round that put an end to their bout. The 27-year-old had lost in his previous fight, being stopped by Mario Bautista in February.
UFC’s July 17th card does not have a confirmed main event currently. Here are the fights that have been reported for the lineup so far.
Bout 4: Marion Reneau (9-7-1) vs. Miesha Tate (18-7) (Bantamweight)
Bout 3: Khalid Taha (13-3) vs. Sergey Morozov (16-4) (Bantamweight)
Bout 2: Billy Quarantillo (15-3) vs. Herbert Burns (11-3) (Featherweight)
Bout 1: Anderson dos Santos (21-8) vs. Miles Johns (11-1) (Bantamweight)