Injuries have shaken up fights, guy are getting a 2nd chance and as always a ton of fights have been announced.
July 31- UFC Fight Night 53 adds lightweight Mairbek Taisumov (21-5) & Marcin Bandel (13-2)
July 31- Kevin Lee (8-1) meets Jon Tuck (8-1) at UFC 178
July 31- Iuri Alcantara (30-5) vs. Russell Doane (14-3) take place at UFC Fight Night 51
August 1- Magnus Cedenblad (12-4) welcomes Scott Askham (12-0) to octagon at UFC Fight Night 53
August 1- Manny Gamburyan (13-8) debuts at Bantamweight at UFC 178 against Cody Gibson (12-4)
August 2- Ian Entwistle (8-2) meets fellow Bantamweight Dustin Kimura (11-2) at UFC Fight Night 50
August 2- Phil Davis (12-2) vs. Glover Teixeira (22-3) added to UFC 179 in Brazil
August 2- Brandon Thatch (11-1) withdraws from Welterweight bout against Jordan Mein (19-6) with toe injury
August 2- John Moraga (14-3) vs. Justin Scoggins (9-1) at UFC Fight Night 50
August 4- Abel Trujillo (12-5) is injured and former title challenger Gray Maynard (11-3-1) will instead take on Ross Pearson (15-7) at UFC Fight Night 47
August 6- Canadian UFC vet Mark Bocek (12-5) announces retirement
August 6- In what should be a Bantamweight number 1 contender bout Junior Assuncao (22-4) faces Bryan Caraway (19-6). Also added to October 4th‘, UFC Fight Night 54 is a women’s Strawweight bout between Paige VanZant (3-1) and Kailin Curran (3-0).
August 6- Mike Pyle (26-9-1) meets fellow Welterweight Jordan Mein (19-6) at UFC Fight Night 49 on August 23 in Tulsa Oklahoma.
August 7- Kyle Noke (20-7-1) has withdrawn from a UFC Fight Night 52 bout with Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-5).
August 7- Gunnar Nelson (13-0-1) vs. Rick Story (17-8) named as main event of UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe arena on October 4th.
August 7- TUF 1 alum Josh Kosheck a former Welterweight title challenger will be the newest fighter to jump into the role of Fox UFC analyst.
August 8- American Top Teams Ben “Killa B” Saunders (16-6-2) has been released from his Titan FC contract so that he can sign with the UFC. Saunders went 4-3 in his 1st run in the UFC from 2007-2010. Since then “Killa B” has gone 8-3, with a 7-3 marl in the Bellator cage. Saunders has not fought since a September 2013 knock out loss to Douglas Lima.