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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 six months of the new year have been no different.

We've seen new champions crowned, current titleholders turn back challengers and a pair of non-title main events steal the show on PPV. Dustin Poirier got revenge against Conor McGregor in January with a second-round TKO after the Irishman won the first meeting in 2014. Then in July, Poirier was on his way to winning the first round of the trilogy when McGregor's leg snapped underneath him. The two, along with Dana White, have already said a fourth fight will likely happen.

Plus, Alexander Volkanovski reminded why he may be one of the best featherweights of all time with a wild win over Brian Ortega that saw the champ need to escape multiple submission attempts.

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Now the promotion heads into fall with a loaded slate of fights on the docket. First up will be a wild light heavyweight showdown between Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker. The pair of Brazilians meet on Oct. 2 with positioning in the 205-pound division at stake. Walker ended a brief losing skid in September 2020 with a first-round knockout of Ryan Spann. Santos, meanwhile, will be looking to end his own three-fight losing streak.

Be sure to check back in on this page when we have more information on upcoming UFC events throughout the year.

Upcoming UFC Schedule

EventDateMain eventWeight classLocationTV
UFC Fight NightOct. 2Thiago Santos vs. Johnny WalkerLight heavyweightsLas VegasESPN+
UFC Fight NightOct. 9Mackenzie Dern vs. Marina RodriguezWomen's strawweightsLas VegasESPN+
UFC Fight NightOct. 16Holly Holm vs. Norma DumontWomen's bantamweightsLas VegasESPN+
UFC Fight NightOct. 23Paulo Costa vs. Marvin VettoriMiddleweightsLas VegasESPN+
UFC 267Oct. 30Jan Blachowicz (c) vs. Glover TeixeiraLight heavyweight titleAbu DhabiESPN+
UFC 268Nov. 6Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Colby CovingtonWelterweight titleNew YorkESPN+ PPV
UFC 269Dec. 11Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Julianna PenaBantamweight titleTBDESPN+ PPV