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We've reached the midpoint of the year and UFC has seen incredible action in the first half of 2022. The promotion has had champions unexpectedly retain their titles, massive upsets and more drama than usual among its star athletes. 

International Fight Week saw City Kickboxing continue its run of dominance with both Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski turning away title challengers. Adesanya outpointed Jared Cannonier while Volkanovski battered Max Holloway in their third meeting. Plus, Amanda Nunes regained her throne atop the bantamweight division when she thoroughly beat Julianna Pena.

Now, the calendar turns to August and some incredible matchups. First, the light heavyweights get the spotlight when former title challenger Thiago Santos returns to take on rising contender Jamahal Hill on Aug. 6. Then, bantamweights get some shine when Marlon Vera takes on former champion Dominick Cruz in San Diego on Aug. 13. And the welterweight crown is on the line when Kamaru Usman looks to continue his run of dominance against Leon Edwards at UFC 278 from Salt Lake City on Aug. 20.

Take a look below at the current UFC event schedule for 2022. 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 NightAug. 6Thiago Santos vs. Jamahal HillLight heavyweightsLas VegasESPN2
UFC Fight NightAug. 13Marlon Vera vs. Dominick CruzBantamweightsSan DiegoESPN
UFC 278Aug. 20Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Leon EdwardsWelterweight titleSalt Lake CityESPN+ PPV
UFC Fight NightSept. 3Ciryl Gane vs. Tai TuivasaHeavyweightsParisESPN
UFC 279Sept. 10Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate DiazWelterweightsLas VegasESPN+ PPV
UFC Fight NightSept. 17Cory Sandhagen vs Song YadongBantamweightsLas VegasESPN+
UFC 280Oct. 22Charles Oliveira vs. Islam MakhachevLightweight titleAbu DhabiESPN+ PPV