On August 1, Edmen Shahbazyan fights in the first main event of his young UFC career when he faces veteran competitor Derek Brunson in a middleweight contest that serves as the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 31.
On July 25, former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker steps into the octagon for the first time since he lost his title to Israel Adesanya by knockout in October 2019.
On July 18, the UFC makes a second effort to name a flyweight champion when top ranked title contenders Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez meet for a second time.
On July 15, two top-10 ranked featherweights meet in the main event of UFC on ESPN 13. The event is headlined by No. 6 ranked Calvin Kattar against No. 10 ranked Dan Ige.