Two new matchups have been reported for UFC’s June 18th event. The location of this card is not known at the moment.
Hawes vs. Winn Re-Booked
UFC is attempting to make a fight between Deron Winn and Phil Hawes again. News of this matchup was confirmed by Mike Heck of MMA Fighting last week.
The middleweights have been paired up twice over the past year, although both times their booking has fallen through. Because of this, Winn has yet to compete since late 2020.
Winn’s last fight was in late 2020, snapping a losing streak with a decision victory over Antonio Arroyo.
Hawes took his first UFC loss in his last appearance, suffering a finish against Chris Curtis in November 2021. Before then, he had attained three consecutive wins in the promotion.
Daukaus, Dolidze Attempted Again
A matchup between Chris Daukaus and Roman Dolidze is also being attempted for UFC’s June 18th card, per social media posts by both fighters.
Dolidze and Daukaus were booked for a card in November 2021, although COVID-19 protocols forced that fight to not happen.
Daukaus has picked up a win since then, submitting short-notice opponent Jamie Pickett in February via darce choke.
While Dolidze hasn’t fought in nearly a year, he is coming off a decision win that he scored against Laureano Staropoli in 2021.
A fight between Julian Marquez and Wellington Turman was previously reported for the card. Here are the few fights set for the show thus far:
Bout 3: Julian Marquez (9-2) vs. Wellington Turman (18-5) (Middleweight)
Bout 2: Phil Hawes (11-3) vs. Deron Winn (7-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 1: Kyle Daukaus (11-2) vs. Roman Dolidze (9-1) (Middleweight)