Valentina Shevchenko celebrating her win over Lauren Murphy at UFC 266. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Check out all the fights announced over the past week in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions.

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The UFC either announced or finalized 11 fights this week, and the flyweight queen has her next defense confirmed for an upcoming pay-per-view event in June.

Valentina Shevchenko and Taila Santos are expected to meet at UFC 275 on June 11 at a soon-to-be-determined location and venue. The reigning champion has successfully defended her championship six times, earning stoppages in four defenses. This past September, ‘ ‘Bullet’ was in action at UFC 266, where she picked up a fourth-round technical knockout of Lauren Murphy. Santos has rattled off four consecutive wins since losing a split decision to Mara Romero Borella in her promotional debut at UFC Fight Night: Assunção vs. Moraes 2 in 2019. The Brazilian earned her championship opportunity by submitting Joanne Wood via first-round rear-naked choke at UFC Vegas 43 last November.

Also on deck is a highly anticipated welterweight showdown (and potential No. 1 contender) between Gilbert Burns and Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 273 next month. ‘Durinho’ rebounded from a championship defeat to Kamaru Usman with a unanimous decision over Stephen Thompson at UFC 264 last year. Meanwhile, ‘Borz’ returned to the Octagon after nearly a year away from competition and mauled Li Jingliang at UFC 267.

UFC Fight Night — March 12

Drew Dober vs. Terrance McKinney — lightweight

UFC London — March 19

Nathaniel Wood vs. Vince Morales — bantamweight

UFC Fight Night — March 26

Jennifer Maia vs. Manon Fiorot — women’s flyweight

David Onama vs. Nate Landwehr — featherweight

UFC 273 — April 9

Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev — welterweight

UFC Fight Night — April 30

Gerald Meerschaert vs. Krzysztof Jotko — middleweight

Jake Collier vs. Justin Tafa — heavyweight

UFC 274 — May 7

Francisco Trinaldo vs. Danny Roberts — welterweight

Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams — welterweight

UFC Fight Night — June 4

Cynthia Calvillo vs. Brianna Fortino — women’s strawweight

UFC 275 — June 11

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Taila Santos — women’s flyweight

Announced Bellator fights:

Bellator 277 — April 15

Tyrell Fortune vs. Steve Mowry — heavyweight

Tim Johnson vs. Linton Vassell — heavyweight

Pat Downey vs. Daniel Compton — middleweight

Bellator Paris — May 6

Lorenz Larkin vs. Khalid Murtazaliev — middleweight

Mike Shipman vs. Gregory Babene — middleweight

Lewis Long vs. Thibault Gouti — welterweight

Fabacary Diatta vs. Jordan Barton — featherweight

Nicolò Solli vs. Joël Kouadja — welterweight

Lucie Bertaud vs. Katarzyna Sadura — women’s flyweight

Announced Cage Warriors fights:

Cage Warriors 134 — March 18

George Hardwick vs. Łukasz Kopera — catchweight (141 lbs.)

Announced KSW fights:

KSW 68 — March 19

Damian Janikowski vs. Tomasz Jakubiec — middleweight

Albert Odzimkowski vs. Tommy Quinn — middleweight

Rafał Kijańczuk vs. Yann Kouadja — light heavyweight

Announced Invicta FC fights:

Invicta FC 46 — March 9

Karina Rodríguez vs. Daiana Torquato — women’s flyweight


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