The complete 2021 UFC schedule of fights

It's one of the fastest growing sports in the world and each UFC event delivers an unmissable fight night if you know when to tune in.

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Whether it goes the distance or is a first-round knockout, each UFC event is an epic experience. A UFC fight night usually involves upwards of 12 fights, always with 1, but sometimes 2 or even 3 title bouts included. Whether it's the men or the women, you can be guaranteed lots of blood and brutality.

Clarity on when and where the next year of UFC events and UFC fight nights will unfold is often cloudy, but even more so in 2021 due to the ongoing global pandemic. Several fights in 2020 were cancelled due to fighters testing positive to COVID-19.

The schedule rarely looks more than a few months ahead with confidence, although fans who keep an ear close to the ground usually have some accurate predictions on what we can expect further down the track.

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Below you will find all of the known UFC events for 2021 as of the time of writing. We will be coming back and revisiting this page when new announcements emerge, so it's worth bookmarking.

It's set to be a huge year in the UFC with the return of Conor McGregor in early January. Despite retiring after UFC 254 there are even rumours that Khabib Nurmagomedov will end up returning to the octagon.

On the Australian front UFC Featherweight Champion Alex Volkanovski is likely to defend his title in the first few months of the year. Meanwhile Rob Whittaker is the number one contender in the Middleweight division. Whittaker's next fight is likely dependent on what ends up happening with Isreal Adesanya's next fight.

2021 UFC schedule

UFC Event Main Event Date Venue Location
UFC Fight Night Costa vs Vettori 24 October UFC Apex Las Vegas, Nevada
UFC 267 Blachowicz vs Teixeira 31 October Etihad Arena Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
UFC 268 Usman vs Covington 2 7 November Madison Square Garden New York, New York

When is Conor McGregor fighting next?

McGregor will be stepping back into octagon against Dustin Poirier for a trilogy fight at UFC 264. This will be the second fight between the pair in 2021 after previously squaring off at UFC 257 11 July (AEST).

At UFC 257 Poirier won via TKO against McGregor in round 2 of the fight. It marked the first time ever that McGregor had been knocked out in the UFC. Ahead of McGregor vs Poirier III the Irishman has already been at his cunning best with the media declaring he'll win with a "front kick to the nose".

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