UFC: Negumereanu Out, Askar Mozharov In Against Alonzo Menifield on June 4

Alonzo Menifield, UFC 260 media day
Alonzo Menifield Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

A previously reported light heavyweight match-up on the UFC’s June 4 Fight Night card has undergone a change.

Multiple sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, have confirmed to Cageside Press that Alonzo Menifield will now fight Askar Mozharov on June 4 at UFC Fight Night: Volkov vs. Rozenstruik. Cageside Press reported on Thursday that Menifield would fight Nicolae Negumereanu, however, that fight was scrapped for undisclosed reasons.

Menifield (11-3) will make his first appearance of 2022 when he enters the octagon in June. He had a two-fight win streak snapped after losing a very close unanimous decision to William Knight in his last outing. Prior to that, he defeated UFC veteran Ed Herman at UFC 265 and also choked out Fabio Cherant. Menifield will be competing alongside Fortis MMA teammate Damon Jackson on the June 4 card.

Mozharov (23-7) will enter the UFC riding a three-fight win streak, with all of them coming in the first round. The Ukrainian fighter holds an 87% finish rate. He was briefly linked to fights with Ben Rothwell and Dustin Jacoby in 2021 but ended up having to withdraw due to visa issues.

The UFC’s June 4, 2022 event does not yet have an official location, venue, or broadcast plan announced. The card currently breaks down as follows:

  • Alexander Volkov vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
  • Dan Ige vs. Movsar Evloev
  • Erin Blanchfield vs. JJ Aldrich
  • Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Jeff Molina
  • Joaquin Buckley vs. Abusupiyan Magomedov
  • Poliana Botelho vs. Karine Silva
  • Zarrukh Adashev vs. Ode Osbourne
  • Andreas Michailidis vs. Rinat Fakhretdinov
  • Damon Jackson vs. Darrick Minner
  • Alex da Silva Coelho vs. Joe Solecki
  • Michael Trizano vs. Lucas Almeida
  • Alonzo Menifield vs. Askar Mozharov


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