The Round Up: UFC fight announcements for the past two weeks
The past two weeks have been a busy time for UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby as they start to put together the fights that will make up the first two months of 2015. Not to mention a few injuries that have forced changes to a few key matchups later this year as well.
Main events like Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson were announced as well as a welterweight showdown between heavy hitter Matt Brown and former Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine as well.
Injuries forced two fights to shift for UFC 181 as Holly Holm and Gian Villante fell off the card, which left the matchmakers scrambling to find fights for both Raquel Pennington and Ultimate Fighter winner Corey Anderson as well.
If you missed anything from the last two weeks, here are all the fight announcements in order of event.
UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 6
Jonathan Wilson vs. Corey Anderson
Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Raquel Pennington
UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway in Barueri, Brazil on December 20
Darren Elkins vs. Hacran Dias
UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver in Boston, Mass. on January 18
Tateki Matsuda vs. Joby Sanchez
UFC Fight Night on FOX: Gustafsson vs. Johnson in Stockholm, Sweden on January 24
Anthony Johnson vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Dan Henderson vs. Gegard Mousasi
Nico Musoke vs. Albert Tumenov
Nikita Krylov vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Konstantin Erokhin vs. Viktor Pesta
Yan Cabral vs. Mairbek Taisumov
Kenny Robertson vs. Sultan Aliev
UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 31
Tyron Woodley vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Rafael Natal vs. Tom Watson
UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Saffiedine in Broomfield, Colorado on February 14
Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Max Holloway vs. Cole Miller
Zach Makovsky vs. Tim Elliott
Ray Borg vs. Chris Kelades
Brandon Thatch vs. Stephen Thompson
UFC 184: Weidman vs. Belfort in Los Angeles, California on February 28
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza vs. Yoel Romero at UFC 184