UFC closed out its 2022 PPV marketing campaign on an ungainly word. 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 combat was scored a cut up draw, leaving the title nonetheless vacant after Jiri Prochazka ceded it with an damage.
In the instant aftermath of that combat, 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 combat now headlines the primary PPV in Brazil because the COVID-19 pandemic, which was already set to function the historic fourth combat between flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno.
Before we get to UFC 283, the promotion returns from a close to one-month hiatus for a showdown between Sean Strickland and Nassourdine Imavov. The ranked middleweights will compete in a 205-pound predominant occasion with Strickland stepping in on roughly 5 days’ discover for an injured Kelvin Gastelum. Nassourdine Imavov, using a three-fight successful streak, is able to shake up the established order at middleweight.
Take a glance beneath on the present UFC occasion schedule for 2023. Be certain to examine again in on this web page when we’ve got extra data on upcoming UFC occasions all year long.
Upcoming UFC Schedule
UFC Fight NightJan. 14Sean Strickland vs. Nassourdine ImavovMiddleweightsLas VegasESPN+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
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