Thursday, December 7, 2023

2023 UFC event schedule: Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic, Jailton Almeida vs. Derrick Lewis on tap


Jailton Almeida looks for a breakout win in front of his countrymen. The rising contender fights heavyweight stalwart Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night in Sao Paulo on Saturday, Nov. 4.

The promotion is taking a one-week break after UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev’s thrilling first-round knockout of Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 294. Almeida (19-2) is part of the new crop of athletic heavyweights ravaging the weight class. Almedia was originally expected to test his mettle against fellow grappling expert Curtis Blaydes, but an injury welcomed KO record holder Lewis into the mix. The rising Bonfim brothers, Gabriel Bonfim and Ismael Bonfim, are among the six Brazilian fighters featured on the main card.

UFC celebrates its 30-year anniversary on Nov. 11. Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic — arguably the greatest light heavyweight and heavyweight champions in UFC history, respectively — fight for Jones’ heavyweight title at UFC 295 in Madison Square Garden. Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira for the vacant light heavyweight title is also scheduled. 

UFC 296 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 16. A pair of title fights top the card: welterweight champion Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington and flyweight champ Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval.

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Take a look below at the current UFC event schedule for 2023. Be sure to check back in on this page when we have more information on upcoming UFC events throughout the year.

Upcoming UFC Schedule

Event Date Main event Weight class Location TV
UFC Fight Night Nov. 4 Jailton Almeida vs. Derrick Lewis Heavyweight Sao Paulo ESPN+
UFC 295 Nov. 11 Jon Jones (c) vs. Stipe Miocic Heavyweight title New York City ESPN+ PPV
UFC Fight Night Nov. 18 Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig Middleweight Las Vegas ESPN+
UFC 296 Dec. 16 Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington Welterweight Las Vegas ESPN+ PPV

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