Every major fight takes place this year

After one of the most successful and compelling years in UFC history, the mixed martial arts promotion continues to expand in 2022.

2021 saw Conor McGregor fight twice, making it his most active year since 2016. The Irishman lost every game to Dustin Poirier and suffered a horrible broken leg in the last, but he is aiming for a summer return to the Octagon.

Elsewhere, newer stars like Israel Adesanya, Khamzat Chimaev and Sean O’Malley are looking to continue to raise their legacies and profiles, while featherweight queen Amanda Nunes will surely be looking to reclaim her bantamweight belt after losing it in a big upset in December Julianna Pena has lost .

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Islam Makhachev continues to pursue his goal of becoming lightweight champion to follow in the footsteps of his close friend and cornerman Khabib Nurmagomedov as the men’s bantamweight division sees a unification match between their interim champion Petr Yan and official defending champion Aljamain Sterling will – The heavyweight title was unified in January when Francis Ngannou singled out Ciryl Gane.

Here are all the UFC events and fights announced for the coming weeks and months (maps subject to change):

Saturday, August 6 – UFC Fight Night – UFC Apex, Las Vegas

Jamahal Hill stopped Johnny Walker in breathtaking fashion in February (Zuffa LLC)

Jamahal Hill stopped Johnny Walker in breathtaking fashion in February (Zuffa LLC)

main card

Thiago Santos vs. Jamahal Hill (Light Heavyweight)

Vicente Luque vs. Geoff Neal (welterweight)

Mohammed Usman vs. Zac Pauga (Heavyweight)

Brogan Walker vs. Julianna Miller (Women’s Flyweight)

Augusto Sakai vs. Serghei Spivac (Heavyweight)

Ariane Lipski vs. Priscila Cachoeira (Women’s Flyweight)

front matter

Sam Alvey vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (middleweight)

Terrance McKinney vs. Erick Gonzalez (Lightweight)

Bryan Battle vs. Takashi Sato (Welterweight)

Jason Witt vs. Josh Quinlan (welterweight)

Cory McKenna vs. Miranda Granger (Women’s Strawweight)

Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Stephanie Egger (Women’s Bantamweight)

Saturday, August 13 – UFC Fight Night – Pechanga Arena, San Diego

Former UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz (AP)

Former UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz (AP)

Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz (Bantamweight)

Devin Clark vs. Azamat Murzakanov (Light Heavyweight)

Cynthia Calvillo vs. Nina Nunes (Women’s Flyweight)

Angela Hill vs. Loopy Godinez (Catchweight)

Bruno Silva vs. Gerald Meerschaert (middleweight)

Yazmin Jauregui vs. Istela Nunes (Women’s Strawweight)

Martin Buday vs. Lukasz Brzeski (Heavyweight)

Saturday, August 20 – UFC 278 – Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City

UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman (Getty Images)

UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman (Getty Images)

main card

Kamaru Usman (C) vs Leon Edwards 2 (Welterweight Title)

Paulo Costa vs. Luke Rockhold (middleweight)

Jose Aldo vs. Merab Dvalishvili (Bantamweight)

Marcin Tybura vs. Alexander Romanov (heavyweight)

Tyson Pedro vs. Harry Hunsucker (Light Heavyweight)

front matter

Leonardo Santos vs. Jared Gordon (Lightweight)

Wu Yanan vs. Lucie Pudilova (Women’s Bantamweight)

Sean Woodson vs. Luis Saldana (Featherweight)

Early Heats

AJ Fletcher vs. Ange Loosa (welterweight)

Amir Albazi vs. Francisco Figueiredo (Flyweight)

Aoriqileng vs. Jay Perrin (Bantamweight)

Daniel da Silva vs. Victor Altamirano (Flyweight)

Saturday, September 3 – UFC Fight Night – Accor Arena, Paris

Former interim UFC heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane (Getty Images)

Former interim UFC heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane (Getty Images)

Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa (Heavyweight)

Robert Whittaker vs. Marvin Vettori (middleweight)

Nassourdine Imavov vs. Joaquin Buckley (middleweight)

Alessio di Chirico vs. Roman Kopylov (middleweight)

John Makdessi vs. Nasrat Haqparast (Lightweight)

Benoit Saint-Denis vs. Christos Giagos (Lightweight)

Zarah Fairn vs. Ailin Perez (Women’s Featherweight)

Saturday, September 10 – UFC 279 – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

Nate Diaz (left) and Khamzat Chimaev have agreed on a welterweight duel (Image: Getty)

Nate Diaz (left) and Khamzat Chimaev have agreed on a welterweight duel (Image: Getty)

Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev (welterweight)

Denis Tiuliulin vs. Jamie Pickett (middleweight)

Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba (Light Heavyweight)

Jake Collier vs. Chris Barnett (Heavyweight)

Chad Anheliger vs. Alatengheili (Bantamweight)

Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida (Heavyweight)

Melissa Martinez vs. Elise Reed (Women’s Strawweight)

Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf (Women’s Featherweight)

Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson (Women’s Bantamweight)

Saturday, September 17 – UFC Fight Night – UFC Apex, Las Vegas

UFC bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen in battle against Raphael Assuncao (Getty Images)

UFC bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen in battle against Raphael Assuncao (Getty Images)

Cory Sandhagen vs. Song Yadong (Bantamweight)

Giga Chikadze vs. Sodiq Yusuff (Featherweight)

Joe Pyfer vs. Alen Amedovski (middleweight)

Anthony Hernandez vs Marc-Andre Barriault (Middleweight)

Chidi Njokuani vs. Gregory Rodrigues (middleweight)

Tanner Boser vs. Rodrigo Nascimento Ferreira (Heavyweight)

Andre Fili vs. Lando Vannata (Featherweight)

Mariya Agapova vs. Gillian Robertson (Women’s Flyweight)

Maryna Moroz vs. Sijara Eubanks (Women’s Flyweight)

Loma Lookboonmee vs. Diana Belbita (Women’s Strawweight)

Saturday, October 22 – UFC 280 – Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi

Charles Oliveira (left) and Islam Makhachev will fight for the vacant lightweight belt (Getty Images)

Charles Oliveira (left) and Islam Makhachev will fight for the vacant lightweight belt (Getty Images)

Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev (vacant lightweight title)

Beneil Dariush vs Mateusz Gamrot (Lightweight)

Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley (Bantamweight)

Belal Muhammad vs. Sean Brady (Welterweight)

Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Lemos (Women’s Strawweight)

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