UFC has rolled right back into the action in 2021. After what can be called nothing short of a massive success in 2020 under incredibly difficult circumstances, UFC hasn't missed a beat in the time since the pandemic started with big fight after big fight throughout the year. The first two months of the new year have been no different.
Dustin Poirier shocked many with his second-round TKO of Conor McGregor in January. Then, Kamaru Usman rallied from an early knockdown against friend turned rival Gilbert Burns to stop his opponent and retain his welterweight title. Plus, a new heavyweight king was crowned with Francis Ngannou finishing Stipe Miocic to earn the title via vicious knockout.
Then in April, UFC welcomed fans back to the arena with a sell-out crowd in Jacksonville for UFC 261. And the card did not disappoint. Kamaru Usman destroyed Jorge Masvidal for a vicious knockout, Rose Namajunas regained her title with a nasty head kick knockout of Weili Zhang and Valentina Shevchenko smashed Jessica Andrade for a TKO.
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The next PPV will have sky high expectations after the performances those fighters put on. That comes in May when lightweights Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira will battle for the 155-pound title left vacant by Khabib Nurmagomedov. The card will go down in Houston in front of a sold out crowd, which will also mark the return of Nate Diaz as he takes on top welterweight Leon Edwards.
Plus, UFC announced that McGregor and Poirier will settle the score with their trilogy bout at UFC 264 in Las Vegas on July 10 in front of a full crowd at the T-Mobile Arena.
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||May 1||Dominick Reyes vs. Jiri Prochazka||Light heavyweights||Las Vegas||ESPN 2|
|UFC Fight Night||May 8||TBD||TBD||Las Vegas||ESPN+|
|UFC 262||May 15||Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira||Vacant lightweight title||Houston||ESPN+ PPV|
|UFC Fight Night||May 22||Cody Garbrandt vs. Rob Font||Bantamweights||TBD||ESPN+|
|UFC 263||June 12||Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Marvin Vettori||Middleweight title||TBD||ESPN+ PPV|
|UFC 264||July 10||Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor||Lightweights||Las Vegas||ESPN+ PPV|
|UFC 265||Aug. 7||Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Julianna Pena||Bantamweight title||TBD||ESPN+ PPV|
|UFC 266||Sept. 4||Jan Blachowicz (c) vs. Glover Teixeira||Light heavyweight title||TBD||ESPN+ PPV|