A UFC Heavyweight Championship rematch between current champion Daniel Cormier and former champion Stipe Miocic is expected to serve as the event’s headliner
A middleweight bout between former interim UFC Middleweight Championship challenger (as well as 2000 Olympic silver medalist and former world champion in freestyle wrestling) Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa has been scheduled for the event. The pairing was previously scheduled to take place at UFC 230, at UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw and again at UFC Fight Night: Jacaré vs. Hermansson but was scrapped each time for various reasons.
A lightweight bout was scheduled between John Makdessi and Devonte Smith for the event. However, it was reported on 30 July 2019 that Makdessi was forced to withdraw for undisclosed reasons. Smith will now face returning veteran Clay Collard.
A flyweight bout was scheduled between Maryna Moroz and Poliana Botelho for the event. However, it was reported on August 1, 2019 that Moroz was forced to pull from the event, citing injury. It is unclear at the moment if a replacement would be sought.
We’re more than halfway through 2019 and have already seen plenty of great fights from the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has defended his belt twice, Kamaru Usman has laid claim to the welterweight crown and Jessica Andrade took hold of the women’s strawweight crown.
As the summer months move along, we still have a lot of action ahead of us. This includes the much-anticipated rematch in August for the heavyweight championship between the champion Daniel Cormier and the former titleholder Stipe Miocic at UFC 241. Plus, lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on interim champ Dustin Poirier in a much anticipated showdown in Abu Dhabi.
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Below is an updating schedule of events and main event bouts for 2019, and be sure to check back for updates throughout the year.
UFC 2019 schedule
EVENT MAIN EVENT LOCATION DATE TV
UFC Fight Night Uruguay Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Liz Carmouche Montevideo,
Aug. 10 ESPN+
UFC 241 Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Stipe Miocic Anaheim, California Aug. 17 PPV
UFC Fight Night Shenzhen Jessica Andrade (c) vs. Weili Zhang Shenzhen, China
Aug. 31 ESPN+
UFC 242 Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Dustin Poirier Abu Dhabi, UAE Sept. 7 PPV
UFC Fight Night Vancouver Justin Gaethje vs. Donald Cerrone Vancouver, BC, Canada Sept. 14 ESPN+
UFC Fight Night Mexico City Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens Mexico City, Mexico Sept. 21 ESPN+
UFC Fight Night Copenhagen Jack Hermansson vs. Jared Cannonier Copenhagen, Denmark Sept. 28 ESPN+
UFC 243 Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Israel Adesanya Melbourne, Australia Oct. 5 PPV
UFC Fight Night TBD USA Oct. 12 ESPN+
UFC Fight Night Boston Chris Weidman vs. Dominick Reyes Boston Oct. 18 ESPN2
UFC Fight Night TBD Singapore Oct. 26 ESPN+
UFC 244 TBD New York City Nov. 2 PPV
UFC Fight Night Moscow TBD Moscow, Russia Nov. 9 ESPN+
UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo TBD Sao Paulo, Brazil Nov. 16 ESPN+
UFC Fight Night D.C. TBD Washington, D.C. Dec. 7 ESPN
UFC 245 TBD Las Vegas Dec. 14 PPV
UFC Fight Night South Korea TBD Busan, South Korea Dec. 21 ESPN+