A fight between Miles Johns and Anderson dos Santos is back on the schedule, as the bantamweights are now expected to meet at UFC’s August 7th pay-per-view card. The new date for the fight was first reported by Guilherme Cruz and Mike Heck of MMA Fighting.
The fight joins a card that is expected to happen at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, USA.
Johns and dos Santos were first set to meet earlier this month, although they were removed from a UFC “Fight Night” card on short notice due to COVID-19 protocols.
The new matchup gives the 135-pound fighters a chance to build off recent wins.
Dos Santos scored his first UFC win last year, submitting Martin Day within a round with a guillotine choke. The 35-year-old had a two-fight losing streak prior to his submission win.
Johns bounced back from his sole pro loss in his last appearance, stopping Kevin Natividad with strikes in October.
Heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane are set to fight for an interim belt in the main event of UFC 265. Here is how the lineup looks currently:
Bout 14: Derrick Lewis (25-7) vs. Ciryl Gane (9-0) (Vacant Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship)
Bout 13: Amanda Nunes (21-4) vs. Julianna Pena (10-4) (UFC Bantamweight Championship)
Bout 12: Drako Rodriguez (7-2) vs. Vince Morales (9-5) (Bantamweight)
Bout 11: Johnny Munoz (10-1) vs. Jamey Simmons (7-3) (Bantamweight)
Bout 10: Jose Aldo (29-7) vs. Pedro Munhoz (19-5) (Bantamweight)
Bout 9: Victoria Leonardo (8-3) vs. Melissa Gatto (6-0-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 8: Song Yadong (16-5-1) vs. Casey Kenney (16-3-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 7: Tecia Torres (12-5) vs. Angela Hill (13-9) (Strawweight)
Bout 6: Vicente Luque (20-7-1) vs. Michael Chiesa (17-4) (Welterweight)
Bout 5: Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-6) vs. Jessica Penne (13-5) (Strawweight)
Bout 4: Manel Kape (15-6) vs. Ode Osbourne (9-3) (Flyweight)
Bout 3: Ed Herman (25-14) vs. Alonzo Menifield (10-2) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Rafael Fiziev (9-1) vs. Bobby Green (27-11-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Miles Johns (11-1) vs. Anderson dos Santos (21-8) (Bantamweight)