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UFC fight schedule for 2019: Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya; Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal headline

UFC’s year-round schedule never truly slows down as the organization hosts more than 30 events every year. And 2019 is no different for the leader in mixed martial arts. Fresh off UFC 242 from Abu Dhabi where Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his lightweight title against Dustin Poirier, UFC trudges forward with a card each week until the end of 2019.

The next stop on the tour takes us to Melbourne, Australia for the “All Oceanic” middleweight showdown as champion Robert Whittaker takes on interim strapholder Israel Adesanya in an outdoor stadium. The pair have been on a collision course for well over a year.

Then in November, the “BMF” title will be on the line when Nate Diaz makes his return to New York City to take on Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal in a five-round main event at UFC 244 from Madison Square Garden.

There’s plenty more enticing main events and co-main events to get ready for as 2019 starts to draw to a close.

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Below is an updating schedule of events and main event bouts for 2019, and be sure to check back for updates throughout the year.

UFC 2019 schedule

Event Main event Location Date TV
UFC 243 Robert Whittaker (c) vs. Israel Adesanya Melbourne, Australia Oct. 5 PPV
UFC Fight Night Tampa Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Michelle Waterson Tampa, Florida Oct. 12 ESPN+
UFC Fight Night Boston Chris Weidman vs. Dominick Reyes Boston Oct. 18 ESPN2
UFC Fight Night Ben Askren vs. Demian Maia Singapore Oct. 26 ESPN+
UFC 244 Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal New York City Nov. 2 PPV
UFC Fight Night Moscow Junior dos Santos vs. Alexander Volkov Moscow, Russia Nov. 9 ESPN+
UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo Jan Blachowicz vs. Jacare Souza Sao Paulo, Brazil Nov. 16 ESPN+
UFC Fight Night D.C. Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris Washington, D.C. Dec. 7 ESPN
UFC 245 TBD Las Vegas Dec. 14 PPV
UFC Fight Night South Korea Brian Ortega vs. Korean Zombie Busan, South Korea Dec. 21 ESPN+
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