Aaron Phillips

The Model

USA

Out
Injury Illness
Est. Return 2/1/2022
Withdraws from upcoming fight
BantamweightUFC
Out
October 15, 2021
Phillips withdrew from his upcoming fight against Jonathan Martinez due to illness, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Phillips has tested negative for COVID-19 but still won't be in fighting shape by the time he's scheduled to take on Martinez on Oct. 23. With just eight days left before the date of the card, there may not be time to find a new opponent for Martinez.
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Facing Martinez instead of Moutinho
BantamweightUFC
Out
September 17, 2021
Phillips will face Jonathan Martinez instead of Kris Moutinho (undisclosed) on October 23, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
The reason for Moutinho being removed from the card isn't yet clear. In Martinez, Phillips will face a fighter coming off a loss in his latest fight against Davey Grant last March.
Back in Octagon in October
BantamweightUFC
Out
August 24, 2021
Phillips will face Kris Moutinho in a bantamweight bout at the UFC event on Oct. 23, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Phillips was supposed to fight Cameron Else, but his opponent had to withdraw for an undisclosed reason and the UFC cancelled his fight. This will be Phillips' second bout with the UFC after losing back in July of 2020 to Jack Shore.
New opponent lined up
BantamweightUFC
Out
July 15, 2021
Phillips will now take on Trevin Jones at the UFC event on July 24, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Phillips was originally supposed to fight Cameron Else before the later was forced to withdraw for an undisclosed reason. Jones' original opponent, Tony Kelley, also withdrew due to an injury. The UFC was able to make the easy decision to match the two men up who both lost their opponents for the upcoming card. Phillips last was in the Octagon back in July of 2020 when he lost to Jack Shore by submission.
Returning in July
BantamweightUFC
Out
April 16, 2021
Phillips (12-4-0) will fight Cameron Else (10-5-0) at a UFC event on July 24, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Phillips is still in search of his first UFC victory after he lost his debut to Jack Shore via submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in July and bowed out of a scheduled fight in October due to an undisclosed injury. Both fighters in this bout are looking to make their mark in the promotion with their first victory, as Phillips has a slight advantage in height while Else has a two-inch advantage in reach.
Out of fight Oct. 31
BantamweightUFC
Out
October 19, 2020
Phillips is injured and won't battle Adrian Yanez on Oct. 31, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
It's currently unclear as to what injury will prevent Phillips from fighting Yanez on Halloween. With UFC Vegas 12 only a week and a half away, Yanez will need to find a new opponent quickly if he hopes to remain in the event.