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NXT UK announces Meiko Satomura, Ilja Dragunov title defenses

The next challengers for NXT UK's top champions have been revealed.
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WWE has revealed when Meiko Satomura and Ilja Dragunov's next title defenses will be taking place.

On the NXT UK episode that airs in two weeks (Thursday, May 5), Satomura will put her NXT UK Women's Championship on the line against Isla Dawn in the first-ever "World of Darkness" match.

Dawn challenged Satomura to the match after stealing possession of Satomura's title belt. Dawn said the match will be held under her own "chaotic" rules.

WWE has also announced that Dragunov will defend his NXT United Kingdom Championship against Jordan Devlin on the Thursday, May 12 edition of NXT UK. That will be the 200th episode of NXT UK since the show launched in 2018.

A contract signing for Dragunov vs. Devlin will take place on NXT UK next Thursday.

Satomura vs. Dawn and Dragunov vs. Devlin are both rematches. Satomura retained against Dawn on NXT UK last month, but Dawn took the NXT UK Women's title belt from the referee after the match and left through the crowd.

Satomura regained possession of the title belt last week when she agreed to give Dawn a rematch. Dawn spit black mist into Satomura's face after she gave the belt back.

Dragunov defeated Devlin in an empty arena match this January to retain the NXT UK Championship. Devlin confronted Dragunov on NXT UK last week and said that Dragunov wouldn't be able to beat him without the weapons that Dragunov was able to use in the empty arena match.