Two new matchups have joined UFC’s June 26th “Fight Night” lineup, per reports. The new bookings join a show that is expected to take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Nzechukwu Steps In To Face Marques
Danilo Marques has been given a new opponent for the date, now facing Kennedy Nzechukwu instead of Ed Herman, per a report from Nolan King of MMA Junkie.
Nzechukwu scored a stoppage win in his last performance, stopping Carlos Ulberg in the second round of a fight with strikes in March. The fight was his second win since joining the UFC in 2019.
It is not known currently why Herman withdrew from the matchup.
Fili Matched Against Pineda
Both looking to come back following a loss, featherweights Andre Fili and Daniel Pineda will meet in June, per a report from Cole Shelton of BJPENN.com.
Fili went the distance with Bryce Mitchell back in October, not being favoured once needing judge’s scorecards to find a winner.
Pineda was finished by fellow vet Cub Swanson in his last fight, which took place at UFC 256 in December.
Bout 12: Alexander Volkov (33-8) vs. Ciryl Gane (8-0) (Heavyweight)
Bout 11: Ovince St. Preux (25-15) vs. Maxim Grishin (31-9-2) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 11: Tim Elliott (17-11-1) vs. Su Mudaerji (14-4) (Flyweight)
Bout 10: Michel Prazeres (26-3) vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov (13-0) (Welterweight)
Bout 9: Raoni Barcelos (16-1) vs. Timur Valiev (17-2) (Bantamweight)
Bout 8: Michel Prazeres (26-3) vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov (13-0) (Welterweight)
Bout 7: Charles Rosa (13-5) vs. Justin Jaynes (16-7) (Featherweight)
Bout 6: Ramazan Emeev (20-4) vs. Warlley Alves (14-4) (Welterweight)
Bout 5: Renato Moicano (14-4-1) vs. Jai Herbert (10-2) (Lightweight)
Bout 4: Yancy Medeiros (15-7) vs. Damir Hadzovic (13-6) (Lightweight)
Bout 3: Julia Avila (8-2) vs. Julija Stoliarenko (9-4-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 2: Danilo Marques (11-2) vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu (8-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 1: Andre Fili (21-8) vs. Daniel Pineda (27-14) (Featherweight)