At UFC 274, officials confirmed that middleweight champ Israel Adesanya’s next opponent will be Jared Cannonier at UFC 276 in July.
Adesanya (23-1-0), 32, is coming off a fourth consecutive successful title defence when he decisioned former champion Robert Whittaker at UFC 271 in February. Only a failed light heavyweight title push has blemished his record.
Meanwhile, the No. 2 Cannonier (15-5-0) ,38, recently TKOed Derek Brunson at UFC 271. The “Killa Gorilla” is on a two-fight win streak and is on the second fight of newly signed six-fight deal.
UFC 276 is scheduled for July 2 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Current bouts include:
ROBBIE LAWLER (29-15-0, 1NC) VS. BRYAN BARBERENA (17-8-0)
JESSICA EYE (15-10-0, 1NC) VS. MAYCEE BARBER (10-2-0)
LAUREN MURPHY (15-5-0) VS. MIESHA TATE (19-8-0)
JESSICA-ROSE CLARK (11-7-0, 1NC) VS. JULIJIA STOLIARENKO (9-6-2)
BRAD TAVARES (19-6-0) VS. DRICUS DU PLESSIS (16-2-0)
#9 URIAH HALL (17-10-0) VS. #13 ANDRE MUNIZ (22-4-0)
#13 SEAN O’MALLEY (15-1-0) VS. #10 PEDRO MUNHOZ (19-7-0, 1NC)
#4 SEAN STRICKLAND (25-3-0) VS. ALEX PERIEIRA (5-1-0)
More bouts are expected to be announced.