Article posted on Friday 06 September
On September 7, 2019, the UFC heads to Yas Island Arena in Abu Dhabi for 11 total matches, including five on the main card. The main event sees Khabib Nurmagomedov put his undefeated record and lightweight belt on the line against Dustin Poirier. The other fights of the night feature a mix of up and comers and veterans vying for victories to help their own cases at a title fight.
Two of the biggest names in the heavyweight class headline UFC 241, which takes place in Anaheim, California on August 17. The headlining fight sees Daniel Cormier defends his championship belt against challenger Stipe Miocic, in what should be one of the best tilts of the year. There are also some other great fights on the main card, including a bigtime welterweight showdown between Anthony Pettis and Nate Diaz.
The UFC returns to Canada with a huge showdown between two legends of the Featherweight class. Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar headline the event, fighting for the Featherweight Championship. Plenty of other big-name fighters fill out an exciting night with some great UFC betting odds. The main event kicks off at 10:00 pm EST in Edmonton, with seven other fights filling out a busy preliminary card.
The UFC returns to Brazil on Saturday, May 11 with UFC 237. The main event features a title tilt between Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade for the woman’s strawweight championship.
The UFC returns to Atlanta for the first time in nearly seven years with the much-anticipated UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2. Two champion belts are on the line on Saturday night, including the Lightweight belt. The fight for the Lightweight Championship between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier is a rematch seven years in the making. Kelvin Gastelum fights Israel Adesanya for the interim Middleweight Championship in the penultimate fight at UFC 236.
The second biggest event on the 2019 UFC schedule gets going this weekend as Melbourne plays host to UFC 234.
Wrapping up a great (albeit at times crazy) 2018 for the UFC is UFC 232. At this event on December 29, 2018, two championship belts are on the line. The last fight of the night sees Jon “Bones” Jones return to the Octagon to fight Alexander Gustafsson for the Light Heavyweight title. The co-main event is Women’s Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg and Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes for the Featherweight Belt.
After a nearly two-year absence from the Octagon, Conor McGregor makes his long-awaited return to the UFC to face current Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
After absolute insanity transpired on Thursday, with Conor McGregor attacking a bus full of UFC fighters and officials, UFC 223 is turning into one of the most bizarre and interesting events in recent history. The Pettis-Chiesa is no longer happening due to injuries to Chiesa during the attack. Neither is the Khabib-Holloway fight, as Holloway was deemed medically unfit. While the rest of the main card remains intact, the main story going forward is the future of McGregor and how his arrest affects the UFC.
The UFC returns to Las Vegas on Saturday at 10:00 PM EST night with UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya. Although the main event between Cyborg and Kunitskaya is not overly intriguing, the four other fights on the main card are very competitive, with every fighter having a realistic chance of victory. Here are the best bets to place on each of the five main card fights at UFC 222.