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2024 UFC event schedule: Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler on tap

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It’s going to be a busy June for the UFC. The promotion has five events scheduled in 30 days, including two blockbuster pay-per-view main events. UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier headlines UFC 302 before Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler main events UFC 303 for International Fight Week. 

UFC takes a rare week off to close the month of May before kicking off June with Makhachev vs. Poirier in Newark on June. McGregor vs. Chandler in Las Vegas on June 29 closes out a wild five-week stretch. Poirier challenges Makhachev for the lightweight crown on the heels of a rejuvenating knockout of Benoit Saint-Denis. UFC 302 also features a five-round co-main event pairing former middleweight champ Sean Strickland with Paulo Costa.

Three Fight Nights take place between the two PPVs. Jared Cannoier vs. Nassourdine Imavov headlines a card in Louisville, Kentucky on June 8 before flyweights Alex Perez and Tatsuro Taira take over the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on June 15. The most exciting Fight Night of the bunch is a card in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia headlined by former middleweight champ Robert Whittaker against Khamzat Chimaev. UFC president Dana White stated the winner will receive a middleweight title shot. The stacked June 22 card also features Sergei Pavlovich, Alexander Volkov, Johnny Walker, Daniel Rodriguez and Shara Magomedov.

UFC IFW closes out the month as fight fans migrate to Las Vegas for several days of festivities. McGregor vs. Chandler is the big ticket item on an otherwise lackluster card. UFC 303’s undercard took a big hit after Khalil Rountree announced his withdrawal from his co-main event fight with former light heavyweight champ Jamahal Hill. The other most notable names on the card are Cub Swanson and Joe Pyfer.

Take a look below at the current UFC event schedule for 2024. Be sure to check back 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 302 June 1 Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier Lightweight title Newark ESPN+ PPV
UFC Fight Night June 8 Jared Cannonier vs. Nassourdine Imavov Middleweight Louisville ESPN
UFC Fight Night June 15 Alex Perez vs. Tatsuro Taira Flyweight Las Vegas ESPN+
UFC Fight Night June 22 Robert Whittaker vs. Khamzat Chimaev Middleweight Riyadh ABC/ESPN
UFC 303 June 29 Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler Welterweight Las Vegas ESPN+
UFC Fight Night July 20 TBA TBA Las Vegas ESPN+
UFC 304 July 27 Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad 2 Welterweight title Manchester ESPN+ PPV
UFC Fight Night Aug. 3 Cory Sandhagen vs. Umar Nurmagomedov Bantamweight Abu Dhabi ESPN+
UFC 305 Aug. 17 TBA TBA Perth ESPN+ PPV
UFC Fight Night Sep. 28 TBA TBA Paris ESPN+
UFC 308 Oct. 26 TBA TBA Abu Dhabi ESPN+ PPV

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