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.

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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 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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