The complete 2021 UFC schedule of fights
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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.
If you live in Australia, we have a comprehensive guide for all your UFC. While the Main Card of each UFC event is generally reserved for the pay-per-view services, there are some fights such as the PPV undercards and Fight Night you can watch in their entirety through Kayo Sports or via Foxtel Now, too. In fact, as both of these services offer free trials, if you're a new customer you can usually watch part of a UFC event for free.
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||Holloway vs Kattar||17 January||Etihad Arena||Yas Island, Abu Dhabi|
|UFC Fight Night||Chiesa vs Magny||21 January||Etihad Arena||Yas Island, Abu Dhabi|
|UFC 257||McGregor vs Poirier||24 January||Etihad Arena||Yas Island, Abu Dhabi|
|UFC Fight Night||Overeem vs Volkov||7 February||UFC APEX||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC 258||Weidman vs Hall||14 February||UFC APEX||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC Fight Night||Blaydes vs Lewis||21 February||UFC APEX||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC Fight Night||Rozenstruik vs Gane||28 February||UFC APEX||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC 259||Adesanya vs Blachowicz||7 March||UFC APEX||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC Fight Night||Edwards vs Muhammad||14 March||UFC APEX||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC Fight Night||Brunson vs Holland||21 March||UFC APEX||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC 260||Miocic vs Ngannou 2||28 March||UFC APEX||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC Fight Night||Vettori vs Holland||11 April||UFC APEX||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC Fight Night||Whittaker vs Gastelum||18 April||UFC APEX||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC 261||Usman vs Masvidal||25 April||Jacksonville Arena, Florida||Jacksonville, Florida|
|UFC Fight Night||Reyes vs Prochazka||2 May||UFC APEX||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC Fight Night||Sandhagen vs Dillashaw||9 May||UFC APEX||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC 262||Oliveira vs Chandler||16 May||Toyota Center||Houston, Texas|
|UFC Fight Night||Font vs Garbrandt||23 May||UFC APEX||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|UFC 263||TBA||13 June||TBA||TBA|
|UFC Fight Night||Gane vs Volkov||27 June||TBA||TBA|
|UFC 264||Poirier vs McGregor 3||11 July||T-Mobile Arena||Las Vegas, Nevada|
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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