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 EdwardsThe rematch that dethroned the Nigerian-American in a dizzying knockout in August 2022 – their third match in fact – will make 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 4 – UFC 285 – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA

Jon Jones returns after three years to make his heavyweight debut

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Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane (vacant heavyweight title)

Valentina Shevchenko (current) vs Alexa Grasso (women’s welterweight champion)

Geoff Neal vs Shavkat Rakhmonov (heavyweight)

Mateusz Gamrot vs Jalin Turner (light)

Bo Nickal vs Jamie Pickett (middleweight)

preliminary rounds

Cody Garbrandt vs Trevin Jones ( bantamweight)

Derek Brunson vs Dricus Du Plessis (middleweight)

Viviane Araujo vs Amanda Ribas (women’s welterweight)

Julian Marquez vs Marc-Andre Barriault (middleweight)

early qualifying rounds

Ian Machado Garry vs Song Kenan (heavyweight)

Mana Martinez vs Cameron Saaiman ( bantamweight )

Jessica Penne vs Tabatha Ricci (women’s strawweight)

Da’Mon Blackshear vs Farid Basharat (welterweight)

Kamuela Kirk vs Esteban Ribovics (lightweight)

Saturday, March 11 – UFC Fight Night – Theatre, Las Vegas, USA

Interim UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan

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Petr Yan vs Merab Dvalishvili (welterweight)

Alexander Volkov vs Alexandr Romanov (heavyweight)

Ricardo Ramos vs Austin Lingo (featherweight)

Vitor Petrino vs Anton Turkalj (light-heavy)

Said Nurmagomedov vs Jonathan Martinez (cock welterweight)

preliminary rounds

Raphael Assuncao vs Kyler Phillips (welterweight)

Karl Williams vs Lukasz Brzeski (heavyweight)

Mario Bautista vs. Guido Cannetti (welterweight)

Victory Henry vs Tony Gravely ( bantamweight )

Sedriques Dumas vs Abu Azaitar (middleweight)

Ariane Lipski vs JJ Aldrich (women’s welterweight)

Tyson Nam vs Bruno Silva (flyweight)

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)

Joanne Wood vs Luana Carolina (women’s welterweight)

Gunnar Nelson vs Bryan Barberena (heavyweight)

Marvin Vettori vs Roman Dolidze (middleweight)

preliminary rounds

Jack Shore vs Makwan Amirkhani (featherweight)

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

Sam Patterson vs Lateral Ashmoz (lightweight)

Mohammed Mokaev vs Jafel Filho (flyweight)

early qualifying rounds

Jai Herbert vs Ludovit Klein (lightweight)

Christian Leroy Duncan vs Dusko Todorovic (middleweight)

Jake Hadley vs Malcolm Gordon (weight)

Juliana Miller vs Veronica Macedo (women’s welterweight)

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

Marlon Vera vs Cory Sandhagen ( bantamweight )

Holly Holm vs Yana Santos (women’s bantamweight)

Alex Perez vs Manel Kape (flyweight)

Alex Caceres vs Nate Landwehr (featherweight)

Chidi Njokuani vs Albert Duraev (middleweight)

Daniel Pineda vs Tucker Lutz (featherweight)

Steven Peterson vs. Lucas Alexander (featherweight)

Trevin Giles vs Preston Parsons (heavyweight)

Liang Na vs Brogan Walker (women’s welterweight)

CJ Vergara vs Daniel Da Silva (flyweight)

Andrea Lee vs Maycee Barber (women’s welterweight)

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)

Kevin Holland vs Santiago Ponzinibbio (middleweight)

Raul Rosas Jr vs. Christian Rodriguez ( bantamweight)

Rob Font vs Adrian Yanez (welterweight)

Gerald Meerschaert vs. Joe Pyfer (middleweight)

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

Max Holloway vs Arnold Allen (featherweight)