UFC continues to deliver on its promise of action fights. The promotion has rolled through the early part of 2022 with four PPVs already in the books. Interestingly, only one title has changed hands in that time with Deiveson Figueiredo topping Brandon Moreno in their trilogy to regain the championship.
The beginning of May saw some upheaval in the women’s stawweight and lightweight divisions. Carla Esparza upset Rose Namajunas to regain the title after nearly eight years away from it. Plus, after losing the title on the scale on Friday, Charles Oliveira made up for it and then some with his win over Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 274. By rule, he’s now the No. 1 contender for the title instead of the champion.
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May closes out with a former champion making her way back to the Octagon as Holly Holm takes on rising contender Ketlen Viera in a women’s bantamweight main event on May 21. Holm, 40, has not competed since October 2020 when she scored a decision over Irene Aldana.
The next PPV event heads to Singapore where the light heavyweight and women’s flyweight titles will be on the line on June 11. Glover Teixeira will put his 205-pound title on the line against top challenger Jiri Prochazka while 125-pound queen Valentina Shevchenko takes on her latest challenger in Talia Santos.
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 Fight Night
||Holly Holm vs. Ketlen Vieira
|UFC Fight Night
||Alexander Volkov vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
|UFC 275||June 11||Glover Teixeira (c) vs. Jiri Prochazka||Light heavyweight title||Singapore||ESPN+ PPV|
|UFC Fight Night||June 18||Calvin Kattar vs. Josh Emmett||Featherweight||Austin, Texas||ESPN|
|UFC 276||July 2||Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Jared Cannonier||Middleweight title||Las Vegas||ESPN+ PPV|
|UFC Fight Night||July 9||Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rafael Fiziev||Lightweights||Las Vegas||ESPN/ESPN+|
|UFC Fight Night||July 23||Curtis Blaydes vs. Tom Aspinall||Heavyweights||London||ESPN|
|UFC 281||Oct. 22||TBD||TBD||Abu Dhabi||ESPN+ PPV|