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Announcements
 
• UFC announced an exciting debut for this weekend’s card, as Irishman Dean Barry will be fighting against Mike Jackson. 
o See the full card here.
 
• UFC announced two very exciting fights coming up in the next two months: 
o An all-European light heavyweight main event as Jan Blachowicz takes on Aleksander Rakic on May 14. Find the announcement here.
o Alexander Volkov returns to action as he faces Jairzinho Rozenstruik on June 4. See the announcement here.
 
UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: LUQUE vs. MUHAMMAD – Review   
• Saturday’s main event saw Belal Muhammad defeat Vincente Luque after they went the full five-round distance. 
o Muhammad said: “To go through a war like that with Luque and have my hand raised feels amazing. I’ve evolved a lot [since the first fight] and I knew he hadn’t seen my best. There’s nobody in the division that has a better run than me.”
 
• The co-main saw Caio Borralho win by unanimous decision over Gadzhi Omargadzhiev, which went the full three rounds. 
o Borralho said: “When I get your back, you are not going to get out. I did a great job. I want to give this win to Jesus, tomorrow is the day he is resurrected. This is just the beginning, I am only getting started.”
 
• Winning performance of the night, Andre Fialho defeated Miguel Baeza by first-round TKO. 
o Fialho said: “I hit him with an uppercut that rocked him and I saw that he was all wobbled. By then, it was just a matter of time. By 2024, I will be a UFC champion.”
 
Upcoming Events 
UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: LEMOS vs. ANDRADE – April 23, UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
 
Main Card
• Alexander Romanov, fighting out of Comrat City, Moldova. 
o Fighting: TBC
 
• Manel Kape, fighting out of Luanda, Angola. 
o Fighting: Sumudaerji, from Aba, Sichuan, China.
 
Prelims
• Sergey Khandozhko, fighting out of Moscow, Russia. 
o Fighting: Dwight Grant, from New York, New York, United States.
 
• Cameron Else, fighting out of Margate, Kent, England. 
o Fighting: Aoriqileng, from Inner Mongolia, China.
 
• Marcin Prachnio, fighting out of Warsaw, Poland. 
o Fighting: Philipe Lins, from Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
 
• Dean Barry, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland. 
o Fighting: Mike Jackson, from Houston, Texas, United States.
 
For fighter access, interviews or quotes please contact Niamh Moran at nmoran@ufc.com
 
Digital Output
• #OnThisDay takes us back to 2018, when Dustin Poirier won via fourth-round TKO over Justin Gaethje in what was one of the fights of the year.
o Relive the action here.
 
• UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: LEMOS vs. ANDRADE – Free fights 
o UFC strawweight Amanda Lemos has won five straight fights, including this TKO finish of Livinha Souza at UFC® 259: BLACHOWICZ vs. ADESANYA last year. Watch the action back here.
o Back in 2018 Jessica Andrade found the finish in less than two minutes into the fight over opponent Karolina Kowalkiewicz via knockout. Watch the fight back here.
 
• In the latest episode of the UFC Unfiltered podcast, Jim and Matt were joined by Pat Sabatini as well as impressionist Al Foran, to recap all the action of UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: LUQUE vs. MUHAMMAD.
o Find all episodes of the podcast here.

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