An updated lineup for UFC’s September 25th pay-per-view event unveiled by the promotion includes two fights that have not been previously reported by Knockdown News.
The fights join a lineup that is set to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It is set to be part of UFC’s annual “International Fight Week,” which includes other events like the promotion’s Hall of Fame ceremony.
The show has lost a fight recently, as injury forced Tatiana Suarez out of a fight against Roxanne Modafferi, per a report from Carlos Contreras Legaspi of ESPN Deportes. The fight could reportedly be moved ahead to a later date, although specific details on that aren’t known currently.
Bantamweights Simon and Valiev To Battle
High-level bantamweights Ricky Simon and Timur Valiev are set to meet at the promotion’s September PPV.
Simon is currently on a three-fight winning streak in the UFC. He moved up to featherweight for his last fight, defeating Brian Kelleher via unanimous decision in February.
Valiev has won two fights since joining the UFC roster last year. He scored a big victory in his last appearance, battling to a majority decision over Raoni Barcelos in June.
Maximov To Make UFC Debut
Undefeated middleweight Nick Maximov will get his first crack on the UFC stage when facing Karl Roberson in September.
Maximov earned a UFC contract last year with a win over Oscar Cote on TV show “Dana White’s Contender Series.” The win extended his undefeated record to six consecutive, including a previous win in LFA.
Roberson will get the chance to play spoiler when welcoming the newcomer. The 30-year-old will be fighting to snap a two-fight losing streak that he has taken recently.
It was reported yesterday that a heavyweight fight between Shamil Abdurakhimov and Chris Daukaus has also been moved to UFC 266.
The event is currently set to be headlined by UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski and returning challenger Brian Ortega. Here’s the card as it stands currently:
Bout 11: Alexander Volkanovski (22-1) vs. Brian Ortega (15-1) (UFC Featherweight Championship)
Bout 10: Valentina Shevchenko (21-3) vs. Lauren Murphy (15-4) (UFC Flyweight Championship)
Bout 9: Robbie Lawler (28-15) vs. Nick Diaz (26-9) (Welterweight)
Bout 8: Marlon Moraes (23-8-1) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (13-4) (Bantamweight)
Bout 7: Manon Fiorot (7-1) vs. Mayra Bueno Silva (7-1-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 6: Curtis Blaydes (14-3) vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruick (12-2) (Heavyweight)
Bout 5: Jessica Andrade (21-9) vs. Cynthia Calvillo (9-2-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 4: Uros Medic (7-0) vs. Jalin Turner (10-5) (Welterweight)
Bout 3: Shamil Abdurakhimov (20-5) vs. Chris Daukaus (11-3) (Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Ricky Simon (18-3) vs. Timur Valiev (18-2) (Bantamweight)
Bout 1: Nick Maximov (6-0) vs. Karl Roberson (9-4) (Middleweight)