Phil Hawes vs. Deron Winn set for June 18 UFC event


The third time will hopefully be the charm for a middleweight pairing.

Multiple sources with information about the promotions confirmed to MMA Fighting that a fight between Phil Hawes (MMA Fighting) and Deron Winn would take place at UFC’s June 18 event at a venue and location yet to be determined. Winn subsequently revealed the pairing on Facebook.

A fight between Winn and Hawes was on the books in 2021, but Winn had to pull out on both occasions.

Hawes will look to get back on track after suffering his first UFC loss this past November, “Megatron” took on the debuting Chris Curtis at UFC 268 and was stopped in the first round from a vicious left hand from Curtis. Before that Hawes won over Kyle Daukaus and Jacob Malkoun.

Winn is back in action after defeating Antonio Arroyo in UFC Vegas December . This victory ended a losing streak of two fights for the 32-year old and was his second win in the octagon.