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2022 UFC event schedule: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung, Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan on tap

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UFC prepares for a big 2022 event schedule following the company’s feverish pace of pay-per-views and Fight Nights in 2021. Championships are at stake, revenge schemes are plotted and opportunities are rife for fresh faces to cement their place as the next big thing.

The promotion has seen a pair of its champions stand tall to start the year as heavyweight king Francis Ngannou turned away interim titleholder Ciryl Gane in January while middleweight champ Israel Adesanya did the same to former titleholder Robert Whittaker for a second time in February. 

That month closed out with Islam Makhachev reminding once again why he may be the next lightweight title challenger after dismantling late-replacement foe Bobby Green.

Then to kick off March, Colby Covington did what he said he would against Jorge Masvidal in dominating his former teammate over five rounds for the win. Now, Covington has begun angling for another rival to step in the cage with him: former lightweight title challenger Dustin Poirier. 

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As the calendar turns to April with spring in the air, massive fights are on tap. The promotion returns to the Sunshine State with a pair of title tilts and a massive welterweight showdown on tap. Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is set to take on Chan Sung Jung, also known as the Korean Zombie, in the main event of UFC 273. Volkanovski was originally expected to take a trilogy fight with Max Holloway, but an injury forced Holloway out of action. Plus, the long-awaited rematch between bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling and interim titleholder Petr Yan is set for the co-main event. Sterling earned the title in their first meeting via disqualification and has been recovering from injury since.

Take a look below at the current UFC event schedule for 2022. Be sure to check back in on this page when we have more information on upcoming UFC events throughout the year. 

Upcoming UFC Schedule

UFC 273 April 9 Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Chan Sung Jung Featherweight title Jacksonville, Florida ESPN+ PPV
UFC Fight Night April 16 Vicente Luque vs. Belal Muhammad Welterweight Las Vegas ESPN+
UFC Fight Night April 23 Amanda Lemos vs. Jessica Andrade Women’s flyweight Las Vegas ESPN+
UFC Fight Night April 30 Rob Font vs. Marlon Vera Bantamweight Las Vegas ESPN+
UFC 274 May 7 Charles Oliveira (c) vs. Justin Gaethje Lightweight title Phoenix ESPN+ PPV
UFC 275 June 11 Glover Teixeira (c) vs. Jiri Prochazka Light heavyweight title Singapore ESPN+ PPV
UFC 276 July 2 TBD TBD Las Vegas ESPN+ PPV
UFC 281 Oct. 22 TBD TBD Abu Dhabi ESPN+ PPV

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