Pannie Kianzad vs. Alexis Davis announced for UFC 263

Pannie Kianzad and Sijara Eubanks | Zuffa LLCBantamweight veterans Pannie Kianzad and Alexis Davis have their next booking. Officials announced Tuesday that Kianzad and Davis are set to fight at UFC 263 on June 12 in Glendale, Ariz. Coming for her 2nd straight W!!@AlexisDavisMMA steps in to face @PannieKianzad at #UFC263! pic.twitter.com/bJuTIfK0Ph— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) May 11, 2021 Kianzad (14-5), a runner-up in The Ultimate Fighter 28 featherweight tournament back in 2018, looks to capitalize on a successful 2020 campaign that saw her score unanimous nods over Sijara Eubanks and Bethe Correia. The Swedish-Iranian standout is currently on a three-fight win streak. Canada’s Davis (20-10) defeated Sabina Mazo by unanimous decision this past February to earn her first victory since December 2017. That win snapped a three-fight skid for the one-time bantamweight title challenger. Davis holds notable victories over Liz Carmouche, Sarah Kaufman, and Jessica Eye in the UFC, plus she defeated current two-division champion Amanda Nunes by second-round TKO at a Strikeforce event in 2011. UFC 263 will be headlined by a pair of championship rematches as Israel Adesanya defends the middleweight title against Marvin Vettori, and flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo again fights Brandon Moreno following their majority draw at UFC 256.

Pannie Kianzad vs. Alexis Davis announced for UFC 263
Pannie Kianzad and Sijara Eubanks | Zuffa LLC

Bantamweight veterans Pannie Kianzad and Alexis Davis have their next booking.

Officials announced Tuesday that Kianzad and Davis are set to fight at UFC 263 on June 12 in Glendale, Ariz.

Kianzad (14-5), a runner-up in The Ultimate Fighter 28 featherweight tournament back in 2018, looks to capitalize on a successful 2020 campaign that saw her score unanimous nods over Sijara Eubanks and Bethe Correia. The Swedish-Iranian standout is currently on a three-fight win streak.

Canada’s Davis (20-10) defeated Sabina Mazo by unanimous decision this past February to earn her first victory since December 2017. That win snapped a three-fight skid for the one-time bantamweight title challenger. Davis holds notable victories over Liz Carmouche, Sarah Kaufman, and Jessica Eye in the UFC, plus she defeated current two-division champion Amanda Nunes by second-round TKO at a Strikeforce event in 2011.

UFC 263 will be headlined by a pair of championship rematches as Israel Adesanya defends the middleweight title against Marvin Vettori, and flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo again fights Brandon Moreno following their majority draw at UFC 256.

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Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval in the works for UFC event on Aug. 21

Esther Lin, MMA FightingA flyweight fight between Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Royval is currently in the works for the upcoming UFC event on Aug. 21. Multiple sources confirmed the matchup to MMA Fighting on Tuesday with verbal agreements in place for the fight. MMA Junkie initially reported the news. With a 5-2 record in his past seven fights, Pantoja remains one of the top fighters in the world at 125 pounds while holding several impressive wins over names such as Manel Kape, Matt Schnell and Brandon Moreno. The former Ultimate Fighter competitor will look to build some momentum after earning a victory in his most recent appearance back in February. Meanwhile, Royvall will fight for the first time since suffering a TKO loss to Moreno in a potential No. 1 contender’s bout at flyweight. Prior to that setback, Royval had rattled off four straight wins including two in the UFC while earning a pair of Fight of the Night bonuses along the way. Pantoja vs. Royval joins a growing card scheduled on Aug. 21 with a location for the event still to be determined. No main event has been confirmed for the card yet either.

Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval in the works for UFC event on Aug. 21
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A flyweight fight between Alexandre Pantoja and Brandon Royval is currently in the works for the upcoming UFC event on Aug. 21.

Multiple sources confirmed the matchup to MMA Fighting on Tuesday with verbal agreements in place for the fight. MMA Junkie initially reported the news.

With a 5-2 record in his past seven fights, Pantoja remains one of the top fighters in the world at 125 pounds while holding several impressive wins over names such as Manel Kape, Matt Schnell and Brandon Moreno. The former Ultimate Fighter competitor will look to build some momentum after earning a victory in his most recent appearance back in February.

Meanwhile, Royvall will fight for the first time since suffering a TKO loss to Moreno in a potential No. 1 contender’s bout at flyweight. Prior to that setback, Royval had rattled off four straight wins including two in the UFC while earning a pair of Fight of the Night bonuses along the way.

Pantoja vs. Royval joins a growing card scheduled on Aug. 21 with a location for the event still to be determined. No main event has been confirmed for the card yet either.

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