2020 UFC event schedule: Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns, Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier III highlight PPVs


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UFC has made good on its promise to never stop running live events throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Despite cancelling a handful of shows early on, the premier mixed martial arts organization in the world has had events just about every week since May 9. 

It started with Tony Ferguson taking on Justin Gaethje in Jacksonville and has seen Amanda Nunes face off with Felicia Spencer in Las Vegas. The company closed out its short residency in Sin City with an instant classic as Dustin Poirier outlasted Dan Hooker over five grueling rounds to insert his name back into title contention at 155 pounds.

As we head into the teeth of summer, UFC is getting ready to go global once again with Fight Island coming to life off the coast of Abu Dhabi. UFC 251 is the next PPV scheduled with a trio of title fights on the marquee. Kamaru Usman will defend his welterweight title against training partner and teammate Gilbert Burns, Alexander Volkanovski will face Max Holloway in a rematch for the featherweight crown and Petr Yan will square up with Jose Aldo for the vacant bantamweight title.

Fight Island has plenty of action scheduled as well with three other cards delivering huge main events including Calvin Kattar vs. Dan Ige at featherweight, Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez II for the flyweight title and Darren Till vs. Robert Whittaker at middleweight.

Plus, we finally have a date for the trilogy matchup between heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier as the two will battle on August 15 at a location to be determined. Plus, UFC has announced a total of eight cards so far for the summer that you can check out below.

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 251

July 11

Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Gilbert Burns

Welterweight title

Abu Dhabi

ESPN+ PPV

UFC Fight Night

July 15

Calvin Kattar vs. Dan Ige

Featherweights

Abu Dhabi

ESPN/ESPN+

UFC Fight Night

July 18

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez

Flyweights

Abu Dhabi

ESPN/ESPN+

UFC Fight Night

July 25

Darren Till vs. Robert Whittaker

Middleweights

Abu Dhabi

ESPN/ESPN+

UFC Fight Night

Aug. 1

Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana

Women’s bantamweights

TBD

ESPN/ESPN+

UFC 252 Aug. 15 Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier Heavyweight title TBD ESPN+ PPV





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