UFC closed out its 2022 PPV marketing campaign on an ungainly be aware. UFC 282 was anticipated to crown a brand new gentle heavyweight champion when Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev clashed in the principle occasion, however the struggle was scored a break up draw, leaving the title nonetheless vacant after Jiri Prochazka ceded it with an damage.
In the speedy aftermath of that struggle, UFC president Dana White made the announcement that the title could be up for grabs on the first PPV of 2023 when Glover Teixeira returns to Brazil to tackle Jamahal Hill. That struggle now headlines the primary PPV in Brazil for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic, which was already set to function the historic fourth struggle between flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno.
Then, issues actually warmth up as soon as we get to March. First, the vacant heavyweight title is on the road when Jon Jones makes his long-awaited debut within the division towards Ciryl Gane. The matchup comes because it was introduced that Francis Ngannou has been stripped of his title and launched from his contract. Jones will make the stroll to the Octagon for the primary time since February 2020. Two weeks later, an epic trilogy involves a head in London when welterweight champion Leon Edwards takes on Kamaru Usman.
Take a glance beneath on the present UFC occasion schedule for 2023. Be positive to verify again in on this web page when now we have extra data on upcoming UFC occasions all year long.
Upcoming UFC Schedule
UFC 283Jan. 21Glover Teixeira vs. Jamahal HillMild heavyweight titleRio de Janeiro, BrazilESPN+ PPVUFC Fight NightFeb. 4Derrick Lewis vs. Serghei SpivacHeavyweightsLas VegasESPN+UFC 284Feb. 11Islam Makhachev (c) vs. Alexander Volkanovski (c)Lightweight titlePerth, AustraliaESPN+ PPVUFC Fight Night
Marlon Vera vs. Cory Sandhagen
UFC 285March 4Jon Jones vs. Ciryl GaneHeavyweight titleLas VegasESPN+ PPVUFC 286March 18Leon Edwards (c) vs. Kamaru UsmanWelterweight titleLondonESPN+ PPV