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
|Event||Date||Main event||Weight class||Location||TV|
|UFC Fight Night||Oct. 2||Thiago Santos vs. Johnny Walker||Light heavyweights||Las Vegas||ESPN+|
|UFC Fight Night||Oct. 9||Mackenzie Dern vs. Marina Rodriguez||Women's strawweights||Las Vegas||ESPN+|
|UFC Fight Night||Oct. 16||Holly Holm vs. Norma Dumont||Women's bantamweights||Las Vegas||ESPN+|
|UFC Fight Night||Oct. 23||Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori||Middleweights||Las Vegas||ESPN+|
|UFC 267||Oct. 30||Jan Blachowicz (c) vs. Glover Teixeira||Light heavyweight title||Abu Dhabi||ESPN+|
|UFC 268||Nov. 6||Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Colby Covington||Welterweight title||New York||ESPN+ PPV|
|UFC 269||Dec. 11||Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Julianna Pena||Bantamweight title||TBD||ESPN+ PPV|