MMA fights booked for the week of March 29-April 2

 

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels available, it’s nearly impossible to organize.

But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got you covered.

Each week, we’ll compile all the new fight bookings right here – in one spot. Worried you missed a UFC or Bellator matchup, a playoff pairing for the PFL, or a title fight scheduled for ONE or LFA?

Our fight booking wire will keep tabs on it all and will update any time we’ve got new matchups — so you’ll want to come back throughout the week to see the latest.

Here are fight announcements that have been broken or confirmed by MMA Junkie for this week, March 29-April 4:

Sep 28, 2019; Copenhagen, DEN; (Editor’s Note: Graphic Content) Alessio Di Chirico (red gloves) fights Makhmud Muradov (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at Royal Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

Middleweights Alessio Di Chirico and Roman Dolize are set to fight at a UFC Fight Night event on June 5. Di Chirico (13-5 MMA, 4-5 UFC) is coming off a head kick knockout victory over Joaquin Buckley in January. The win snapped a three-fight losing skid for the Italian. As for Dolidze (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), he debuted at middleweight March 20 when he lost a short-notice unanimous decision to Trevin Giles.

– Confirmed by Nolan King and John Morgan, March 29 at 6:40 p.m. ET (first reported by BJPenn.com)

Nov 2, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Darren Till (blue gloves) defeats Kelvin Gastelum (red gloves) during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Sarah Stier-USA TODAY Sports

Darren Till is out of his UFC on ABC 2 headlining bout vs. Marvin Vettori after he suffered a collarbone injury in training. Till (18-3-1 MMA, 6-3-1 UFC) has pulled out of back-to-back fights, while Vettori (16-4-1 MMA, 6-2-1 UFC) continues to be plagued by opponent withdrawals.

– Reported by Nolan King, March 30 at 4:16 p.m. ET (cancellation first reported by ESPN)

Oct 21, 2017; Gdansk, Poland; Oskar Piechota (red gloves) competes against Jonathan Wilson (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Ergo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

Light heavyweights Jose Augusto and Jonathan Wilson will face off this Friday at Bellator 255. The light heavyweight fight will be a late addition to the event’s preliminary card. Augusto (6-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), a member of “Pitbull Brothers” makes his promotional debut. Meanwhile, Wilson (9-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) looks to continue his unbeaten streak since his UFC departure in 2017.

– Announced by Bellator, March 30 at 5:33 p.m. ET

Nate Diaz is back and set to compete for the first time since November 2019. At UFC 262, Diaz (20-12 MMA, 18-11 UFC) will partake as one half of a historic five-round welterweight fight against Leon Edwards. The bout is scheduled as the pay-per-view’s co-main event, which makes it the first five-round fight that is not a headliner or title fight. Diaz is 3-2 in his most recent six, while Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) won eight in a row before fighting to a no contest with Belal Muhammad on March 13.

– Confirmed by Mike Bohn, March 30 at 11:03 p.m. ET (first reported by ESPN)

After missing weight in back-to-back losses at 170 pounds, Abdul Razak Alhassan (10-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will move back up to middleweight to meet Jacob Malkoun (4-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC on ESPN 22 on April 17.

Malkoun, who was stopped by Phil Hawes in his promotional debut in at UFC 254 in October, will be in search of his first octagon win when he once again shares the card with his teammate Robert Whittaker.

– Announced by UFC, March 30 at 9:30 p.m. ET