The UFC is back in action in 2021. After what can be called a massive success in 2020 under incredibly difficult circumstances, the UFC has not missed a beat in time since the pandemic began. started with a big fight after a big fight all year round. The first six months of the New Year were no different.
We’ve seen new champions crowned, current title holders roll back challengers, and a pair of untitled main events steal the show on PPV. Dustin Poirier took revenge on Conor McGregor in January with a second round TKO after the Irishman won the first meeting in 2014. Then in July, Poirier was set to win the first round of the trilogy when the leg of McGregor snapped under him. The two, along with Dana White, have previously said that a fourth fight will likely take place.
Additionally, Alexander Volkanovski recalled why he could be one of the best featherweights of all time with a savage victory over Brian Ortega which saw the champion have to evade multiple submission attempts. And Glover Teixeira, 42, joined elite society with his second round submission of Jan Blachowicz to win the light heavyweight title, becoming the longest-serving champion in promotion history.
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Now that we’re heading into the final stretch of the year in early November, the promotion returns to New York City for UFC 268 with massive fights on the marquee. Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman takes on former challenger Colby Covington in the main event at Madison Square Garden. Women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas takes on former champion Weili Zhang after scoring a devastating knockout in April. Plus, a massive lightweight fight gets a spotlight spot when Justin Gaethje takes on Michael Chandler.
Be sure to come back to this page when we have more information on upcoming UFC events throughout the year.
UFC program to come
|UFC 268||November 6||Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Colby Covington||Welterweight title||new York||ESPN + PPV|
|UFC Fight Night||November 13||Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez||Lightweight||Las Vegas||ESPN +|
|UFC Fight Night||November 20||Miesha Tate vs. Ketlen Vieira||Bantamweight women||Las Vegas||ESPN +|
|UFC Fight Night||December 4||Rob Font vs. José Aldo||Bantam-weight||Las Vegas||ESPN +|
|UFC 269||December 11||Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Julianna Pena||Bantamweight title||To be determined||ESPN + PPV|
|UFC Fight Night||December 18||Derrick Lewis vs. Chris Daukaus||Heavy weights||Las Vegas||ESPN +|