UFC fight schedule for 2019: Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum, Cain Velasquez's return headline events
UFC's schedule of fights is already setting up to deliver major action to fans
UFC brought the fire in 2018 with one of its biggest years to date as far as big events go, and if the early slate of 2019 goes according to plan, it might just be better.
Last year wrapped up with Max Holloway returning from a scary brain issue to knockout top contender Brian Ortega, as well as Jon Jones' return to action. Plus, Khabib Nurmagomedov beat up and bullied Conor McGregor before jumping the Octagon fence and attacking one of McGregor's teammates in the crowd.
UFC kicked off 2019 with flyweight champion Henry Cejudo stopping TJ Dillashaw in just 32 seconds to retain his 125-pound title and possibly save his division. Now, we spin toward February where middleweight champion Robert Whittaker defends his title on home soil when he takes on Kelvin Gastelum in Melbourne, Australia. Plus, it's the return of former heavyweight king Cain Velasquez when he battles Francis Ngnanou in his return from a two and a half year layoff.
Below is an updating schedule of events and main event bouts for 2019. Check back for updates throughout the year.
|UFC Fight Night Fortaleza||Marlon Moraes vs. Raphael Assuncao|
|UFC 234||Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Kelvin Gastelum|
|UFC Fight Night Phoenix||Cain Velasquez vs. Francis Ngannou|
|UFC Fight Night||Jan Blachowicz vs. Thiago Santos|
Prague, Czech Republic
|UFC 235||Jon Jones (c) vs. Anthony Smith||Las Vegas||March 2||PPV|
|UFC Fight Night||Junior Dos Santos vs. Derrick Lewis||Wichita, Kansas||March 9||ESPN+|
|UFC Fight Night London||Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal||London, England||March 16||ESPN+|
|UFC Fight Night||Anthony Pettis vs. Stephen Thompson||Nashville, Tennessee||March 23||ESPN+|
|UFC Fight Night||TBD||Philadelphia||March 30||ESPN+|
|UFC 236||TBD||TBD||April 13||PPV|
|UFC Fight Night||TBD||TBD||April 20||ESPN+|
|UFC Fight Night||TBD||TBD||April 27||ESPN|
|UFC Fight Night||TBD||TBD||May 4||ESPN+|
|UFC 237||TBD||TBD||May 11||PPV|
|UFC Fight Night||TBD||TBD||May 18||ESPN+|
|UFC Fight Night||TBD||TBD||June 1||ESPN+|
|UFC 238||TBD||TBD||June 8||PPV|
|UFC Fight Night||TBD||TBD||June 22||ESPN+|
|UFC Fight Night||TBD||TBD||June 29||ESPN|
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