another year UFC As fans predicted, the action is upon us. Conor McGregor‘s long-awaited return to the Octagon and some big championship fights.

McGregor, who remains the face of the sport, hasn’t competed since breaking his leg in July 2021. for fighting Michael Chandler this summerbut new stars have emerged elsewhere and will help keep viewers engaged.

In one of the biggest fights of 2023, he was recently crowned lightweight champion. Islam Makhachev will defend his title against the featherweight king Alexander VolkanovskyThe duo are scheduled to meet at their home ground in Australia in February. Also, the old pound pound No. 1 Kamaru Osman will try to regain the welterweight title Leon EdwardsDethroning the Nigerian-American with a dizzying knockout in August 2022. The pair’s rematch – actually their third match – will be the headlines of March’s London card, after Edwards’ title victory made him the second British UFC champion ever.

And finally we’ll see the light-heavy ‘GOAT’ Jones Advance to heavyweight as you battle Ciryl Gane for the championship vacated by. Francis Ngannouhas now left the UFC.

Every fight and event announced by the mixed martial arts promotion for the coming weeks and months is here. (cards may vary):

Saturday, March 18 – UFC 286 – O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom

Leon Edwards (left) dethroned Kamaru Usman last year to win the welterweight gold medal.

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Leon Edwards (c) vs Kamaru Usman 3 (heavyweight title)

Justin Gaethje vs Rafael Fiziev (lightweight)

Gunnar Nelson vs Bryan Barberena (heavyweight)

Jennifer Maia vs Casey O’Neill (women’s welterweight)

Marvin Vettori vs Roman Dolidze (middleweight)

preliminary rounds

Jack Shore vs Makwan Amirkhani (featherweight)

Chris Duncan vs Omar Morales (lightweight)

Sam Patterson vs Lateral Ashmoz (lightweight)

Mohammed Mokaev vs Jafel Filho (flyweight)

early qualifying rounds

Lerone Murphy vs Gabriel Santos (featherweight)

Christian Leroy Duncan vs Dusko Todorovic (middleweight)

Jake Hadley vs Malcolm Gordon (weight)

Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina (women’s welterweight)

Jai Herbert vs Ludovit Klein (lightweight)

Juliana Miller vs Veronica Hardy (women’s welterweight)

Saturday, March 25 – UFC Fight Night – AT&T Center, San Antonio, USA

Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera (pictured) and Cory Sandhagen are among the UFC’s most exciting bantamweights.

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Marlon Vera vs Cory Sandhagen ( bantamweight )

Holly Holm vs Yana Santos (women’s bantamweight)

Alex Caceres vs Nate Landwehr (featherweight)

Andrea Lee vs Maycee Barber (women’s welterweight)

Chidi Njokuani vs Albert Duraev (middleweight)

preliminary rounds

Daniel Pineda vs Tucker Lutz (featherweight)

Steven Peterson vs. Lucas Alexander (featherweight)

Trevin Giles vs Preston Parsons (heavyweight)

Alex Perez vs Manel Kape (flyweight)

CJ Vergara vs Daniel Da Silva (flyweight)

Liang Na vs Brogan Walker (women’s welterweight)

Victor Altamirano vs Vinicius Salvador (flyweight)

Saturday, April 8 – UFC 287 – Miami-Dade Arena, Miami, USA

Alex Pereira (left) scores a TKO win over Israel Adesanya in 2021

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Alex Pereira (C) vs Israel Adesanya 2 (middleweight champion)

Gilbert Burns vs Jorge Masvidal (welterweight)

Rob Font vs Adrian Yanez (welterweight)

Kevin Holland vs Santiago Ponzinibbio (middleweight)

Raul Rosas Jr vs. Christian Rodriguez (cock welterweight)

preliminary rounds

Kelvin Gastelum vs Chris Curtis (middleweight)

Michael Chiesa vs Li Jingliang (middleweight)

Michelle Waterson-Gomez vs Luana Pinheiro (women’s strawweight)

Chris Barnett vs Chase Sherman (heavyweight)

early qualifying rounds

Gerald Meerschaert vs. Joe Pyfer (middleweight)

Cynthia Calvillo vs Loopy Godinez (women’s strawweight)

Ignacio Bahamondes vs Nikolas Motta (lightweight)

Shayilan Nuerdanbieke vs Steve Garcia (featherweight)

Jacqueline Amorim vs Sam Hughes (women’s strawweight)

Saturday, April 15 – UFC Fight Night – T-Mobile Center, Kansas City, USA

Briton Arnold Allen (left) faces his toughest test ever on ex-champion Max Holloway

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Max Holloway vs. Arnold Allen (featherweight)

Edson Barboza vs Billy Quarantillo (featherweight)

Dustin Jacoby vs Azamat Murzakanov (light-heavy)

Tanner Boser vs Ion Cutelaba (light-heavy)

Pedro Munhoz vs Chris Gutierrez ( bantamweight)

Bill Algeo vs TJ Brown (featherweight)

Zak Cummings vs Ed Herman (light-heavy)

Clay Guida vs Rafa Garcia (lightweight)

Gillian Robertson vs Piera Rodriguez (women’s strawweight)

Brandon Royval vs. Matheus Nicolau (weight)

Bruna Brasil vs Denise Gomes (women’s strawweight)

Aaron Phillips vs Gaston Bolanos ( bantamweight )

Lando Vannata vs Daniel Zellhuber (lightweight)

Joselyne Edwards vs Lucie Pudilova (women’s bantamweight)

Saturday, April 22 – UFC Fight Night – UFC Apex, Las Vegas, USA

Sergei Pavlovich vs Curtis Blaydes (heavyweight)

Song Yadong vs. Ricky Simon (welterweight)

Saturday, May 6 – UFC 288 – Prudential Center, Newark, USA

Former double weight UFC champion Henry Cejudo has said he will return at UFC 288.

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Aljamain Sterling (C) vs Henry Cejudo (welterweight title)

Charles Oliveira vs Beneil Dariush (lightweight)

Bryce Mitchell vs Jonathan Pearce (featherweight)

Crowns Gracie vs Charles Jourdain (featherweight)

Marina Rodriguez vs Virna Jandiroba (women’s strawweight)

Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Devin Clark (light-heavy)

Andre Petroski vs Armen Petrosyan (middleweight)

Nate Maness vs Zhalgas Zhumagulov (flyweight)

Khaos Williams vs Rolando Bedoya (heavyweight)

Daniel Santos vs Johnny Munoz ( bantamweight)

Saturday, July 8 – UFC 290 – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA