Bookmark this: Here’s your ultimate guide to the MMA schedule
The UFC promised fans of MMA that they wouldn’t have to go without their favorite sport during the pandemic. And while it’s a bit odd for many to see the ring surrounded by empty seats, it’s been nice for fans of the sport to be able to continue watching their favorite fighters go for a knockout. Just recently UFC 254 was held in Abu Dhabi on October 24. Immediately afterward, Khabib Nurmagomedov, who retained his lightweight title, announced his permanent retirement.
Recently the UFC announced their latest round of matches, which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada through the dates of October 31 through December 19. There will be a total of six UFC events and three more episodes of Dana White’s Contender Series.
Most of the events (known as Fight Nights) will be available on ESPN and ESPN+, but a couple will inevitably be on pay per view. Have no fear though, we’ll be sure to tell you where you can catch each event along with the date, who will be fighting in the main event, and the weight class.
There will be four different Fight Nights and two numbered UFC events, which are obviously the pay per view fights. There is also an event planned for November 14. That being said, no main event has been announced as of writing this article. The upcoming Las Vegas fights were only just approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on October 7.
October 31 will be a middleweight Fight Night with a main event featuring Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall.
November 7 will be a light heavyweight Fight Night with a main event featuring Thiago Santos vs. Glover Teixeira.
November 21 will be the UFC 255 event for the flyweight title. The main event will feature Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Alex Perez.
November 28 will be a heavyweight Fight Night with a main event featuring Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis.
December 12 will be the UFC 256 event for the women’s featherweight title. The main event will feature Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson.
December 19 will be a welterweight Fight Night with a main event featuring Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev.
Dana White’s Contender Series
President of the UFC, Dana White, has a digital series where he scouts mixed martial artists with the potential of becoming featured UFC fighters. The show was originally called Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, but was eventually renamed. For die hard fans of MMA fighting this series is a must-watch.
Dana White’s Contender Series can be watched through ESPN+. The next three episodes will be available on Wednesday November 4, Tuesday November 10, and Tuesday November 17. These will be episodes 8, 9, and 10, respectively.
More info about October 31
While most of the upcoming matches have yet to have their full cards announced, October 31 is just around the corner so we can tell you exactly what to expect for the Halloween Fight Night event. As mentioned, Uriah Hall & Anderson Silva will be the main event.
There will also be fights between Bryce Mitchell & Andre Fili, Kevin Holland & Makhmud Muradov, Maurice Greene & Greg Hardy, and Bobby Green & Thiago Moises.
On top of this there will be seven prelim fights. These matches will be between Chris Gruetzemacher & Alexander Hernandez, Adrian Yanez & Victor Rodriguez, Sean Strickland & Jack Marhman, Cole Williams & Jason Witt, Dustin Jacoby & Justin Ledet, Cortney Casey & Priscila Cachoeira, and finally Miles Johns & Kevin Natividad.
Which UFC event are you most looking forward to? And how do you feel about the news that Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired? Do you think he will come out of retirement to defend his title at any point? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments down below!