The UFC is preparing to do battle once again, and the upcoming calendar of events is set to take shape. Some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts are getting ready to go toe-to-toe, with the top fights coming in January and February.
The UFC is a multi-billion dollar sports promotion that has grown to be the largest MMA company in the world. The company’s headquarters are located in Las Vegas, Nevada, but they also produce events in other cities around the globe. With the popularity of the sport growing, it’s no wonder the UFC is setting up for a big year.
As far as events go, the first quarter of the 2023 schedule is taking shape. There’s a new light heavyweight champion and an exciting welterweight title matchup. Plus, there’s a rematch between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman. This will be the third time these two have fought, and both men are expected to try to regain the welterweight title they both lost in August of last year.
One of the UFC’s most famous faces, Conor McGregor, is expected to make a comeback. He’s been vocal about wanting to return to the Octagon after a long hiatus. But he may not be fighting for the heavyweight title as much as he’s expected to be, so the UFC is keeping an eye on another ‘GOAT’ who’s been away from the octagon for a while.
There’s a lot of action to be had in 2023, as several of the top fighters in the world are gearing up for their biggest bouts. Aside from the upcoming title matches, there’s also a featherweight king battling a lightweight king, and an epic trilogy fight that could see the sport’s GOAT face off against one of the sport’s newest stars.
Other big news in the UFC’s upcoming 2023 schedule is the return of Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman, who’ve been fighting each other for the welterweight championship. They’ll meet again in March of 2023, and it’s also possible that the two will face off in a trilogy fight.
In the light heavyweight division, Jamahal Hill won an impressive 232 significant strikes in his fight against Glover Teixeira. The other major event of the year is likely to be the superfight between Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski, who are set to fight in Australia in February.
The UFC’s upcoming calendar is also shaping up, with a number of PPVs, Fight Night events, and main cards set to take place. Of course, the real highlight will be when the heavyweight ‘GOAT’ makes his much-anticipated return to the octagon.
The UFC will also bring its show back to San Antonio, Texas, in early 2023. It’s been a while since it’s visited the city. However, there’s a possibility that the venue will change its schedule to fit the show. Pre-sale tickets are available for select US and Canadian shows, but it’s not guaranteed. If you can’t get your hands on a ticket, the venue will also have a seating map for you to check out, but these aren’t guaranteed.