We’re more than halfway through 2019 and have already seen plenty of great fights from the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has defended his belt twice, Kamaru Usman has laid claim to the welterweight crown and Jessica Andrade took hold of the women’s strawweight crown.
As the summer months move along, we still have a lot of action ahead of us. This includes the much-anticipated rematch in August for the heavyweight championship between the champion Daniel Cormier and the former titleholder Stipe Miocic at UFC 241. Also returning to the Octagon on that card after a nearly three-year layoff will be fan favorite Nate Diaz when he takes on Anthony “Showtime” Pettis in a welterweight bout.
Plus, lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on interim champ Dustin Poirier in a much anticipated showdown in Abu Dhabi, and it’s a middleweight showdown in the Outback when champion Robert Whittaker takes on interim champ Israel Adesanya from Melbourne, Australia, in October.
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Below is an updating schedule of events and main event bouts for 2019, and be sure to check back for updates throughout the year.
UFC 2019 scheduleUFC 241Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Stipe MiocicAnaheim, CaliforniaAug. 17PPVUFC Fight Night ShenzhenJessica Andrade (c) vs. Weili ZhangShenzhen, China
Aug. 31ESPN+UFC 242Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Dustin PoirierAbu Dhabi, UAESept. 7PPVUFC Fight Night VancouverJustin Gaethje vs. Donald CerroneVancouver, BC, CanadaSept. 14ESPN+UFC Fight Night Mexico CityYair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy StephensMexico City, MexicoSept. 21ESPN+UFC Fight Night CopenhagenJack Hermansson vs. Jared CannonierCopenhagen, DenmarkSept. 28ESPN+UFC 243Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Israel AdesanyaMelbourne, AustraliaOct. 5PPVUFC Fight Night TampaJoanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle WatersonTampa, FloridaOct. 12ESPN+UFC Fight Night BostonChris Weidman vs. Dominick ReyesBostonOct. 18ESPN2UFC Fight NightTBDSingaporeOct. 26ESPN+UFC 244TBDNew York CityNov. 2PPVUFC Fight Night MoscowTBDMoscow, RussiaNov. 9ESPN+UFC Fight Night Sao PauloTBDSao Paulo, BrazilNov. 16ESPN+UFC Fight Night D.C.TBDWashington, D.C.Dec. 7ESPNUFC 245TBDLas VegasDec. 14PPVUFC Fight Night South KoreaTBDBusan, South KoreaDec. 21ESPN+
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