- The UFC wants to book Weili Zhang's next strawweight title fight in Asia, depending on quarantine restrictions. Zhang, the first UFC Chinese champion, hasn't fought since her 2020 Fight of the Year barnburner against Joanna Jędrzejczyk in March.
- Number three-ranked featherweight contender Zabit Magomedsharipov will fight within the next three months according to UFC president Dana White. The 29-year-old Dagestani fighter hasn't competed since November 2019 when he won Performance of the Night honors against Calvin Kattar.
- Top-ten bantamweight Marlon Moraes is set to undergo shoulder surgery. "Magic" Marlon is currently on a two-fight skid, with his last loss happening at the hands of Rob Font in December.