Dates as far out as July have been shored up as the world’s largest MMA promotion settles in to a busy 2019. With four “Fight Night” cards remaining in March alone, the UFC chose to announce their second quarter plans during last night’s UFC 235 broadcast. All said, 10 events are planned for the United States alone, with Brazil, Russia, Canada, England, and Sweden all due for one event apiece.
April and May feature three cards each while June offers four cards culminating with the lone July 6 date that’s been announced in conjunction with International Fight Week (July 3-7).
Major fights have been booked over the course of the past few weeks, with Max Holloway (20-3) slated to meet Dustin Poirier (24-5, 1 NC) for the promotion’s interim lightweight title in the UFC 236 main event, Alexander Volkov (30-7) taking on Alistair Overeem (44-17, 1 NC) at the top of UFC Fight Night 149, Yoel Romero (13-3) and Paulo Costa (12-0) at UFC on ESPN 3 and Derrick Brunson (18-7) set to scrap with Elias Theodorou (16-2) in the promotion’s return to Ottawa.