September 29, 2020

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2020 UFC event schedule: Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa, Frankie Edgar vs. Pedro Munoz highlight cards

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UFC has made good on its promise to never stop running live events throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Despite cancelling a handful of shows early on, the premier mixed martial arts organization in the world has had events just about every week since May 9. 

After seeing Justin Gaethje, Amanda Nunes and Kamaru Usman shine in PPV main events over the last three months, it was Stipe Miocic’s time to shine in August. The heavyweight champ completed his rivalry with Daniel Cormier by scoring a unanimous decision win over the the former light heavyweight and heavyweight champ at UFC 252. 

After a huge heavyweight slugfest, we turn our attention to the smaller weight classes. Former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar returns on Aug. 22 to take on Pedro Munoz in Edgar’s debut at 135 pounds. Edgar had moved down to featherweight for the latter half of his career but is now taking it a step further in moving down to bantamweight. These two were originally expected to fight in Abu Dhabi in July, but a positive COVID test in Munoz’s camp forced him to withdraw.

A month later, Israel Adesanya will put his middleweight title on the line when we takes on Paulo Costa on Sept. 26. And in October, the lightweight unification bout fans have been itching for since May arrives when Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on Justin Gaethje on Oct. 24. 

Be sure to check back in on this page when we have more information on upcoming UFC events throughout the year.

Upcoming UFC Schedule

Event Date Main event Weight class Location TV
UFC Fight Night Aug. 22 Frankie Edgar vs. Pedro Munoz Bantamweights Las Vegas ESPN/ESPN+
UFC Fight Night Aug. 29 Anthony Smith vs. Aleksandr Rakic Light heavyweights Las Vegas ESPN/ESPN+
UFC 253 Sept. 26 Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa Middleweight title TBD ESPN+ PPV
UFC Fight Night Oct. 3 Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana Women’s bantamweights TBD ESPN/ESPN+
UFC Fight Night Oct. 17 Korean Zombie vs. Brian Ortega Featherweights TBD ESPN/ESPN+
UFC 254 Oct. 24 Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Justin Gaetheje (ic) Lightweight unification TBD ESPN+ PPV
UFC Fight Night Oct. 31 Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall Middleweights TBD ESPN/ESPN+
UFC 255 Nov. 21 Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt Flyweight title TBD ESPN+ PPV
UFC Fight Night Nov. 28 Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis Heavyweights TBD ESPN/ESPN+