The UFC Fight Night Card is being held inside the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on February 26, with the card headlined by a light-hearted action that could prove to be the title winner between Beneil Dariush and Islam Makhachev.
The main event of the Fight Night was a pairing contest originally designed to pit Beneil Dariush against Makhachev, whose childhood friend and cornerman Khabib Nurmagomedov had previously held the belt his partner Dagestani is pursuing.
Green stepped in due to Darwish's injury, however, just two weeks after defeating Nasrat Haqparast through the last American battle with decision. About which we have already published the details. Which can be seen on our page.
Today we will talk about the changes in the UFC Fight Night Card. Which is very important for you to know.
The first change came in the form of a flyweight tilt, reported by John Hyon Ko between Ji Yeon Kim (9-4-2) and Priscilla Cachoeira (10-4), confirmed by other outlets. The pairing may come as a surprise, with Cachoeira stepping on relatively short notice, although many expected her to be cut off from the roster after several eyeballs in her last outing.
Kim initially had to compete with Poliana Botelho in UFC 270, only for Botelho to take back and eliminate the pairing. Kim recently posted on her Instagram about her struggle with COVID-19, and also revealed that a former rival contracted the virus during Fight Week to end a fight. "Fire fist" will try to get a two-fight skid, where she left decisions to Alexa Grasso and Molly McCann in their solo appearances in 2020 and 2021, respectively. South Korea plans to take their UFC record to .500 with a win over Brazilian.
This fight card has been changed to another women's contest, which was originally set for Jennifer Gonzalez vs Josiana Nunes, but for unknown reasons the promotion led to Josiane Nunes vs. Yanan Wu (12-4) in the Bantamweight division. (8-1) is booked.
Nunes made a splash in his promotional debut in August 2021, and shot Bea Malecki, who was much taller than a punch, to extend his winning streak to seven. The 5-foot-3 Brazilian bantamweight placed on the roster with six consecutive wins on the regional circuit, his last five coming through two knockout rounds. The only defeat of her career was in 2013 against current top flyweight competitor Taila Santos.
China's Wu will try to end the losing streak of a two-fight decision, in which she lost to Mizuki Inoue in 2019 and then left a unanimous decision for Jocelyn Edwards in 2021. Wu has had a difficult UFC era to date, with five fight cancellations in four real contests since his 2017 promotional debut. Most recently, he tried to face former flyweight champion Nicco Montano in July 2021, but Montano lost seven pounds to force him to cancel.
Finally, the UFC moved Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura's recently booked heavyweight clash from the event to UFC 273 in April. The reshuffle was first reported by MMA Fighting, although it is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
The UFC Fight Night Card will host a major lightweight headliner event between Benel Dariush and Islam Makhachev at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on February 26. There will also be a light heavyweight bout between Ryan Spin and Ian Katilaba, as well as a light bout between Arman Zarukian against Joel Alvarez.
Islam Makhachev vs Bobby Green
Misha Cirkunov vs Wellington Turman
Ji Yeon Kim vs Priscila Cachoeira
Arman Tsarukyan vs Joel Alvarez
Armen Petrosyan vs Gregory Rodrigues
Zhu Rong vs Ignacio Bahamondes
Josiane Nunes vs Wu Yanan
Terrance McKinney vs Fares Ziam
Jinh Yu Frey vs Hannah Goldy
Alejandro Perez vs Jonathan Martinez
Ramiz Brahimaj vs Micheal Gillmore
Victor Altamirano vs Carlos Hernandez