Two more matchups have recently joined UFC’s February 26th “Fight Night” event. The bouts are set to join a card that will take place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Kim Booked Against Cachoeira At Flyweight
Kim Ji-yeon is now back on the schedule, facing Priscila Cachoeira in a flyweight bout. John Hyon Ko reported the new matchup first.
Kim is receiving the new booking after a previously booked fight against Poliana Botelho for UFC’s January 22nd pay-per-view event was pulled.
Now with a new date for her return, Kim will be attempting to snap a two-fight losing streak.
Cachoeira took a loss in December, getting submitted late in the first round by Gillian Robertson. The fight generated controversy, as it was alleged that Cachoeira attempted to gouge the eyes of Robertson during the fight-ending sequence.
Parsons To Debut Against ‘TUF’ Alum Gillmore
Jonny Parsons will make his UFC debut on the card, facing Michael Gillmore at welterweight. Nolan King and Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie confirmed the matchup Thursday.
Parsons impressed UFC higher-ups on the latest season of “Dana White’s Contender Series,” getting signed by the promotion after defeating Solomon Renfro via split decision.
Gillmore made his UFC debut in August, losing late in the third round of a bout against Andre Petroski. He was previously a short-notice fill-in on Season 28 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” losing to Gilbert Urbina in the opening round of the bracket.
Rising lightweights Beneil Dariush and Islam Makhachev are currently expected to headline UFC’s February 26th show. Here is how the card looks at this moment:
Bout 12: Beneil Dariush (21-4-1) vs. Islam Makhachev (21-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 11: Jinh Yu Frey (11-6) vs. Hannah Goldy (6-2) (Strawweight)
Bout 10: Arman Tsarukyan (17-2) vs. Joel Alvarez (19-2) (Lightweight)
Bout 9: Makhmud Muradov (25-7) vs. Misha Cirkunov (15-7) (Middleweight)
Bout 8: Terrance McKinney (11-3) vs. Fares Ziam (12-3) (Lightweight)
Bout 7: Ryan Spann (19-7) vs. Ion Cutelaba (16-6-1) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 6: Ignacio Bahamondes (12-4) vs. Rongzhu (18-4) (Lightweight)
Bout 5: Victor Altamirano (10-1) vs. Carlos Hernandez (7-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 4: Gregory Rodrigues (11-3) vs. Armen Petrosyan (6-1) (Middleweight)
Bout 3: Alejandro Perez (22-8-1) vs. Jonathan Martinez (14-4) (Bantamweight)
Bout 2: Priscila Cachoeira (10-4) vs. Kim Ji-yeon (9-4-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 1: Jonny Parsons (8-2) vs. Michael Gillmore (6-4) (Welterweight)