How many fights have been announced for UFC 265?


While all the pay-per-view events up until International Fight Week have pretty much taken shape, the UFC 265 event is still ongoing. As things slowly return to normal, the UFC is bringing the live audience back to its pay-per-view events.

UFC 265 is scheduled to take place on August 7, 2021. The location and location of the event have not yet been announced. But the UFC is leaving its Apex facility in Las Vegas, where it hosted most of its events during the lockdown. So UFC 265 will likely entertain a live audience.

Three fights have been announced for UFC 265

As of now, UFC 265 looks to be the card for those who enjoy watching bantamweight fights. A women’s bantamweight title fight between champion Amanda Nunes and The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 winner Juliana Pena will take place at the event.

It has not been confirmed if the fight will be headlining the event. Two-division champion Amanda Nunes (21-4 MMA, 14-1 UFC) is the most dominant champion in the UFC women’s divisions.

Her last fight was a first-round victory over Megan Anderson in a featherweight fight at UFC 259. Nunes has not competed at bantamweight since her unanimous decision victory over Germaine De Randamie at UFC 245 in December 2019 .

Julianna Pena (10-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) is 6th in the UFC bantamweight. Her last fight was a third round victory over veteran fighter Sara McMann at UFC 257. Pena has campaigned for the title since winning.

A bantamweight showdown between Johnny Munoz (10-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Jamey Simmons (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is also in focus for UFC 265. Originally scheduled for UFC 261, the fight was called off after Simmons withdrew from the fight.

However, the game has been kept intact and rescheduled for UFC 265. Both fighters have suffered losses in their previous bouts and will be looking to score their first wins under the UFC umbrella.

Another bantamweight fight between Vince Morales (9-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) and Drako Rodrigues has also been added to the UFC 265 map. Moraels has just suffered back-to-back losses to Benito Lopez and Chris Gutierrez in his two last fights.

Drako Rodriguez secured his UFC contract with a submission victory over Leomana Martinez in Dana White’s contenders streak. He’s on the hunt for his first UFC win after an unsuccessful promotional start against Aiemann Zahabi at UFC Fight Night 185 in February 2021.

We’re three months away from UFC 265 and the event is likely to take shape in the coming weeks with the addition of more fights. Dana White recently announced that Francis Ngannou vs Derrick Lewis 2 is targeted for the summer. UFC 265 appears to have an empty spot for the new champion who wants to return to competition as soon as possible.

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