UFC has made good on its promise to never stop running live events throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Despite cancelling a handful of shows early on, the premier mixed martial arts organization in the world has had events just about every week since May 9.
The year has seen incredible turnover of a champions, but a few continue to shine through no matter what. Khabib Nurmagomedov ran through Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 to retain his lightweight title and immediately announced his retirement from the sport. He will go down as one of the best to ever step in the Octagon. Plus, Israel Adesanya retained his belt at UFC 253 with a dominant win over Paulo Costa. And Deiveson Figueiredo proved to be the heir apparent to the flyweight throne after stopping Alex Perez with ease to retain his title in November.
There's just four events left on the schedule for 2020 and each one has a pretty big main event on deck. The first was expected to be Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis at heavyweight, but Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and was forced to withdraw. Instead, Anthony Smith will get his seventh straight main event slot when he faces off with Devin Clark in a light heavyweight showdown on Nov. 28.
As the calendar rolls into December, we were expected to get Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling in the main event of UFC 256. However, Yan was forced to withdraw from the bout because of an undisclosed issue. Instead, Deiveson Figueiredo, who defended his flyweight title in November by first-round submission, will step into the Octagon just a month later when he faces No. 1 contender Brandon Moreno in the PPV main event.
Be sure to check back in on this page when we have more information on upcoming UFC events throughout the year.
Upcoming UFC Schedule
|Event||Date||Main event||Weight class||Location||TV|
|UFC Fight Night||Nov. 28||Anthony Smith vs. Devin Clark||Light heavyweights||Las Vegas||ESPN 2/ESPN+|
|UFC Fight Night||Dec. 5||Jack Hermansson vs. Kevin Holland||Middleweights||Las Vegas||ESPN 2|
|UFC 256||Dec. 12||Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno||Flyweight title||Las Vegas||ESPN+ PPV|
|UFC Fight Night||Dec. 19||Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev||Welterweights||Las Vegas||ESPN/ESPN+|