Coming August 2022


This month, MMA News will continue to lead the industry in original content, timely reporting and in-depth storytelling with:

  • Original stories:–We will continue to lead the peloton as an enabler for the larger news cycle with an unwavering commitment to originality and storytelling. This means that the majority of our daily content will remain stories that were covered here first. This is all made possible by our talented staff, including myself, Harvey Leonard, Curtis Calhoun, Nicole Bosco, Andrew Starc, Drew Beaupré and Tyriece Simon.
  • Opportunity: Stay up to date with the biggest industry announcements and breaking news as soon as they’re released.
  • Extended coverage of Fight Night: Stay up to date with all the live reactions, highlights and stories from every UFC event before, during and after the show.
  • Arena Style Results: Want to stay on top of Fight Night sights and sounds? Our results will put you right in the arena with all the highlights and greatest moments from every major MMA event.
  • Industry-wide highlights: MMA News will continue to deliver the sickest highlights around the sport, including our Top 10 Finishes of the Week series.
  • Top 10 finishes: Want to see the best finishes of the week unfold across the entire sport of MMA? Our design Bowsprit leads our must-have Top 10 Finishers of the Week from MMA News published every Monday.
  • Twinning bulletin: Stay on top of all the fights you won’t want to miss but may have flown under your radar. Our Harvey Leonard will keep you up to date with our weekly matchmaking newsletter.
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  • Positives and negatives: Join the brilliant Harvey Leonard as he takes an in-depth look at all the positives and negatives of every UFC event.
  • Parts of human interest: In August, MMA News will continue to bring you very interesting stories related to crime, politics, inspiration or the weird, usually before they reach other MMA outlets.
  • The MMA news archive: Join us every weekend to revisit the past, as we share stories within our 20-year history that you may not have known.
  • UFC Live Tweets: Our Twitter just got a whole lot more alive as the one and only Dan Levi reacts to all the cage action during UFC Fight Nights. Plus, be on the lookout for more thought-provoking polls about our great sport.
  • The countdown continues: You can expect weekly lists ranking the best in MMA, like last month’s “Top 10 Self-Promoters in UFC History” and “The Eight Most Bizarre Fights in Modern MMA History.” “.

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Without all the great mixed martial artists and combat athletes competing this month, there would be nothing to write home about! So here are some of the names you can expect to read about this August before and after these events.

Each map below is subject to change.

PFL Playoffs 2022 1 (August 5, 2022)

Anthony Pettis, Stevie Ray

Main Event: Anthony Pettis vs. Stevie Ray (lightweight semifinal)

Omari Akhmedov vs. Josh Silveira (light heavyweight semifinal)

Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Alexander Martinez (lightweight semi-final)

Rob Wilkinson vs. Delan Monte (Light Heavyweight Semi-Final)

Martin Hamlet vs. Cory Hendricks

Adam Keresh vs. Marcelo Nunes

Ricardo Jimenez vs. Brahyan Zurcher

Elvin Espinoza vs. Corey Jackson

Alexei Pergande vs. Elvis Quiles

UFC Vegas 59: Santos vs. Hill (August 6, 2022)

Main Event: Thiago Santos vs. Jamahal Hill

Vicente Luque vs. Geoff Neal

Shamil Gamzatov vs Misha Cirkunov

Augusto Sakai vs. Sergey Spivak

Sam Alvey vs Michał Oleksiejczuk

Ariane Lipski versus Priscila Cachoeira

Takashi Sato vs Bryan Battle

Terrance McKinney vs. Erick Gonzalez

Nate Landwehr vs. Zubaira Tukhgov

Jason Witt vs. Josh Quinlan

Miranda Granger vs. Cory McKenna

Mayra Bueno Silva vs Stephanie Egger

Zac Pauga vs Mohammad Usman

Juliana Miller vs. TBD

Bellator 284: Gracie vs. Yamauchi (August 12, 2022)

Main Event: Neiman Gracie vs. Goiti Yamauchi

Valentin Moldavsky vs. Steve Mowry

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs. Bruna Ellen

Austin Vanderford vs. Anthony Adams

Said Sowma vs. Gokhan Saricam

Josh Hill vs. Matheus Mattos

DeAnna Bennett vs. Justine Kish

Sarvadjon Khamidov vs. Jared Scoggins

Pat Downey vs. Jeff Souder

Bailey Schoenfelder vs. Mark Currier

Mitchell McKee vs. Tony Ortega

Ilias Bulaid v Weber Almeida

Brett Bye vs. TBA

UFC San Diego: Vera vs. Cruz (August 13, 2022)

Marlon Vera Dominick Cruz
Dominick Cruz, Marlon Vera

Main Event: Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz

Alexa Grasso vs. Viviane Araujo

Malcolm Gordon vs Allan Nascimento

Ode’ Osbourne vs. Tyson Nam

Aspen Ladd vs. Sara McMann

Devin Clark vs. Azamat Murzakanov

Gerald Meerschaert vs. Bruno Silva

Martin Buday vs. Lukasz Brzeski

Cynthia Calvillo vs. Nina Nunes

Yazmin Jauregui vs Iasmin Lucindo

Gabriel Benitez vs. Charlie Onitveros

PFL 2022 Playoffs 2 (August 13, 2022)

Rory MacDonald PFL
Image Credit: PFL

Main Event: Rory MacDonald vs. Magomed Umalatov (welterweight semifinal)

Ante Delija vs. Renan Ferreira (Heavyweight Semi-Final)

Denis Goltsov vs. Bruno Cappelozza (Heavyweight Semi-Final)

Sadibou Sy vs. Carlos Leal (welterweight semi-final)

Josh O’Connor vs. Emran Sakhizaada

Mohammad Fakhreddine vs. TBA

John Mitchell vs. Chris Mixan

Szymon Bajor vs. Hatef Moeil

Kenneth Bergh vs. Will Fleury

Nathan Kelly vs. TBA

Vojto Barborik vs. Maxim Radu

Moktar Benkaci vs Francesco Nuzzi

PFL Playoffs 2022 3 (August 20, 2022)

Kayla Harrison

Main Event: Women’s Lightweight Semi-Final: #2 Kayla Harrison vs. #3 Martina Jindrova

Featherweight Semi-Final: #1 Chris Wade vs. #4 Brendan Loughnane

Women’s Lightweight Semi-Final: #1 Larisa Pacheco vs. #4 Olena Kolesnyk

Featherweight Semi-Final: #2 Ryoji Kudo vs. #3 Bubba Jenkins

Simeon Powell vs. Nemanja Uveric

Stuart Austin vs Sofiane Boukichou

Marcin Held vs. Myles Price

Aleksandrs Chizovs vs. TBA

UFC 278: Usman vs. Edwards (August 20, 2022)

Main event: UFC Welterweight Championship fight: Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Leon Edwards

Jose Aldo vs Merab Dvalishvili

Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold

Francisco Figueiredo vs Amir Albazi

Marcin Tybura vs. Alexander Romanov

Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon

Wu Yanan vs Lucie Pudilová

Tyson Pedro vs. Harry Hunsucker

Daniel Lacerda vs Victor Altamirano

Aori Qileng vs. Jay Perrin

AJ Fletcher vs. Angel Loosa

Sean Woodson vs. Luis Saldaña

ONE 160: Ok vs. Lee 2 (August 26, 2022)

Lightweight Championship Fight: Ok Rae Yoon (c) vs. Christian Lee [a]
Featherweight Championship Fight: Thanh Le (c) vs. Tang Kai [b]
Flyweight Muay Thai Grand Prix Semi-Final: Superlek Kiatmoo9 vs. Walter Goncalves [c]
Flyweight Muay Thai: Panpayak Jitmuangnon vs. Sherzod Kabutov [d]
Welterweight: Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Iuri Lapicus
Bantamweight: Muay Thai Rittewada Petchyindee vs. Saemapetch Fairtex
Heavyweight: Paul Elliott vs. Martin Batur
Featherweight: Amir Khan vs. Keanu Subba
Flyweight: Thales Nakassu vs. Kantharaj Agasa
Light Grappling: Valdir Rodrigues vs. Renato Canuto

ONE On Prime Video 1: Moraes vs. Johnson 2

Main Event Flyweight Championship Fight: Adriano Moraes © vs. Demetrious Johnson

Marcus Almeida vs. Kirill Grishenko

Amir Aliakbari vs Mauro Cerilli

Itsuki Hirata vs. Heqin Lin

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