Fights develop so rapidly these days that you may miss them entirely if you bat an eye or close one. In this segment of Fight Roundup, we will provide you with the most recent reported matches to keep you abreast of everything that is currently in the works.
All of the fights that are going to be featured have either been formally announced or verified with MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz, Mike Heck, and Damon Martin by sources who are familiar with the pairings.
Match Update: Mark Madsen vs Drakkar Klose
Following his second-round knockout of Brandon Jenkins in April of this year, the quickly ascending lightweight contender requested a battle with Mark Madsen (12-0).
He will now face the unbeaten Dane at UFC Vegas 63 on October 29. Klose (13-2-1) snuck in another bout after his victory over Jenkins and defeated Rafa Garca by popular referendum at UFC 277 to put something together a two-fight undefeated streak and collect his fifth win in the previous six outings he has competed in.
Jenkins’s victory was Klose’s first career victory. The fighter, who hails from Michigan, has a record of 7-2 in the UFC. Madsen, who won a silver medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2016 Olympic Games, is undefeated in mixed martial arts competition to this point, including a perfect 4-0 start in the UFC.
The most recent victory for the Olympian came in April of this year at UFC 273, when he won by unanimous decision against Vinc Pichel. VegasInsider was the first media outlet to cover the contest.
Match Update: Chase Sherman vs Josh Parisian
The first week of November will feature a bout between heavyweight veterans Chase Sherman and Josh Parisian. Sherman (16-10) faces Parisian (15-5) at UFC APEX in Las Vegas on November 5.
Sherman has now made four appearances in the year 2022. The Vanilla Gorilla has fought for the UFC three times, with mixed results each time. His current record is 4-9, with three of his victories coming by knockout.
By stopping Jared Vanderaa in the third round every summer, he ended a losing streak of four bouts. At UFC Vegas 57 this year, Parisian won through second-round technical knockout over Alan Baudot. Parisian has a win-loss record of 2-2 in the UFC after he was signed off of Dana White’s Contender Series in 2020. MMA Junkie is the only one to report the bout.
Match Update: Cheyanne Vlismas vs Cory McKenna
The next mission for Cheyanne Vlismas and Cory McKenna has been set. On December 17th, in a UFC APEX event, the two up-and-coming strawweights will square off. MMA Madness was the first to announce the bout.
Since losing a decision to Montserrat Ruiz in March of 2021, Vlismas (7-2) has won two consecutive bouts. As the year came to a close, “The Warrior Princess” had two more fights, the first being a first-round TKO victory over Gloria de Paula and the second being a unanimous decision victory over Mallory Martin in December.
McKenna is 7-2 overall as a professional, with a 2-1 record in the UFC. After losing by split decision to Elise Reed, the 23-year-old Welshwoman bounced back with a victory at UFC Vegas 59, when she submitted Miranda Granger with a Von Flue choke.
Match Update: Vinicius Salvador vs Daniel Da Silva
UFC 282 will feature a flyweight matchup between two Brazilians. On December 10th, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Vinicius Salvador (14-4) fights Daniel Da Silva in his UFC debut. A story of the fight appeared in Combate initially.
Earlier this year, Fenomeno knocked off Shannon Ross in the second round to win a contract on Dana White’s Contender Series. This is Salvador’s 14th victory, all of which have been stoppages (13 by KO/TKO). This is his fourth consecutive victory.
In his fourth try, Da Silva hopes to finally get a victory in the UFC. Three of Miojo’s UFC fights have ended in the second round. Three consecutive victories and an 11-1 record to start his professional career prompted him to join with the promotion in 2021.