UFC fight schedule 2018: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt 2 headlines upcoming PPV event
UFC looks to keep its PPV schedule rolling -- and together -- after a rough start to 2018
UFC is off to another busy year after kicking off 2018 with a huge PPV in UFC 220 whereset the title defense record for the division with a unanimous decision win over Francis Ngannou. Then, Cris Cyborg made lightwork of challenger Yana Kunitskaya to retain her women's featherweight title while Brian Ortega became the first person to stop Frankie Edgar in the co-main event. Finally at UFC 223, when all else failed, Khabib Nurmagomedov was finally crowned the lightweight king when he dismantled Al Iaquinta in Brooklyn, New York.
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We also got to see one of the top middleweight fights of the year when Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero battled over 25 grueling minutes of action in Chicago at UFC 225. Now the company heads into its summer schedule hoping to keep its marquee PPV event of the year intact.
In July, we saw the first heavyweight superfight when Miocic took on light heavyweight king Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight title. That showdown concluded with Cormier sending the UFC world into shock when he knocked out Miocic in the first round to become the promotions second simultaneous two-division champion in history.
Now as we head down the backstretch of 2018, we still have plenty of fights left to be excited about. At the end of July, Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez will settle the score in their rematch after the first bout ended in a controversial disqualification. The winner is likely in line for a title shot at 155 pounds.
And in August, we get the long-awaited rematch between bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt in Los Angeles. UFC will also be returning to Dallas this fall with UFC 228 set for September and back to Madison Square Garden in November for UFC 230.
Here's the full schedule with more fights to be determined.
UFC 2018 schedule
|UFC Fight Night Hamburg||Shogun Rua vs. Anthony Smith||Hamburg, Germany||July 22||FS1|
|UFC on Fox Calgary||Dustin Poirier vs. Eddie Alvarez II||Calgary, Alberta, Canada||July 28||Fox|
|T.J. Dillashaw (c) vs. Cody Garbrandt||Los Angeles||Aug. 4||PPV|
|UFC Fight Night Lincoln||Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick||Lincoln, Nebraska||Aug. 25||FS1|
|UFC 228||TBD||Dallas, Texas||Sept. 8||PPV|
|UFC Fight Night Russia||TBD||Moscow, Russia||Sept. 15||Fight Pass|
|UFC Fight Night Brazil||TBD||Sao Paulo, Brazil||Sept. 22||FS1|
|UFC 229||TBD||Las Vegas, Nevada||Oct. 6||PPV|
|UFC Fight Night Moncton||TBD||Moncton, Canada||Oct. 27||TBD|
|UFC 230||TBD||New York City||Nov. 3||PPV|
|UFC Fight Night 25th Anniversary||TBD||Denver||Nov. 10||TBD|
|UFC Fight Night South America||TBD||TBD||Nov. 17||TBD|
|UFC Fight Night China||TBD||TBD||Nov. 24||TBD|
|The Ultimate Fighter Finale||TBD||Las Vegas||Nov. 30||FS1|
|UFC Fight Night Adelaide||TBD||Adelaide, Australia||Dec. 1||TBD|
|UFC 231||TBD||Toronto, Canada||Dec. 8||PPV|
|UFC Fight Night Milwaukee||TBD||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||Dec. 15||TBD|
|UFC 232||TBD||Las Vegas||Dec. 29||PPV|
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