After one of the most successful and compelling years in the history of the ufcthe mixed martial arts promotion will be further expanded in 2022.
2021 saw Conor McGregor fight twice, marking his most active year since 2016. The Irishman lost to Dustin Poirier in every match. recently suffered a horrible broken legbut he’s aiming for a summer return to the Octagon.
Elsewhere, newer stars may like Israel Adesanya, Chamzat Chimaev and Sean O’Malley look to continue to enhance their legacy and profile while being a featherweight queen Amanda Nunes will certainly strive to regain her bantamweight belt lost it to Julianna Pena in December in a big upset.
Islam Makhachev continues to pursue his goal of becoming a lightweight champion following in the footsteps of his close friend and cornerman Khabib Nurmagomedov, while the men’s bantamweight division will see a unification match between their interim champion Petr Yan and official defending champion Aljamain Sterling – with the heavyweight title being unified in January when Francis Ngannou pointed out Ciryl Gane.
Here are all of the UFC events and fights that have been announced for the coming weeks and months:
Saturday, May 7 – UFC 274 – Footprint Center, Phoenix
Charles Oliveira (C) vs. Justin Gaethje (Lightweight Title)
Rose Namajunas (C) vs. Carla Esparza 2 (Women’s Strawweight Title)
Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson (Lightweight)
Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon (Lightweight)
Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux (Light Heavyweight)
Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams (Welterweight)
Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont (Women’s Featherweight)
Brandon Royval vs Matt Schnell (Flyweight)
Blagoy Ivanov vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima (Heavyweight)
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Danny Roberts (welterweight)
Tracy Cortez vs. Melissa Gatto (Women’s Flyweight)
Kleidison Rodrigues vs. CJ Vergara (Flyweight)
Ariane Carnelossi vs. Loopy Godinez (Women’s Strawweight)
Journey Newson vs. Fernie Garcie (Bantamweight)
Saturday, June 11 – UFC 275 – Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore
Glover Teixeira (C) vs. Jiri Prochazka (Light Heavyweight Title)
Valentina Shevchenko (C) vs. Taila Santos (Women’s Flyweight Title)
Brendan Allen vs. Jacob Malkoun (middleweight)
Kyung Ho Kang vs. Saimon Oliveira (Bantamweight)
Liang Na vs. Silvana Juarez (women’s strawweight)
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/ufc/ufc-schedule-2022-events-fights-may-b2069776.html UFC 2022 schedule: All the big fights happening this year