The Octagon is set to make its return to several cities that have been starving for UFC action.
During Saturday’s UFC 237 broadcast, the promotion officially announced dates and locations for events taking place in the third and fourth quarter of 2019, including stops in Sacramento, San Antonio, and Mexico City. Events from October to December have also been scheduled with locations to be determined.
On July 13, Golden 1 Center in Sacramento plays host to a UFC on ESPN+ event on July 13. This will be the UFC’s first trip to California’s capital since Dec. 17, 2016.
It has been even longer since the Octagon has landed in San Antonio, but that absence will be rectified on July 20th with a UFC on ESPN event scheduled to take place at AT&T Center. The UFC’s lone card in San Antonio took place on June 28, 2014.
Mexico City will host its fifth UFC event on Sept. 21, a UFC on ESPN+ card at Arena Ciudad de Mexico. The last time the UFC visited the venue was on Aug. 5, 2017.
As MMA Fighting first reported, the Aug. 10 card will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay, the Sept. 7 pay-per-view show will be held in Abu Dhabi, and the promotion will return to Brazil for a Fight Night card in Sao Paulo on Nov. 16.
See the updated third and fourth quarter UFC schedule below:
- July 3-7 — UFC International Fight Week — Las Vegas
- July 6 — UFC 239 — T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
- July 13 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ — Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California
- July 20 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN — AT&T Center in San Antonio
- July 27 — UFC 240 — TBD
- Aug. 3 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN — TBD
- Aug. 10 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ — Montevideo, Uruguay
- Aug. 17 — UFC 241 — Honda Center in Anaheim, California
- Aug. 31 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ — TBD
- Sept. 7 — UFC 242 — Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (venue TBD)
- Sept. 14 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ — TBD
- Sept. 21 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ — Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico
- Sept. 28 — UFC Fight Night in ESPN+ — TBD
- Oct. 5 — UFC 243 — TBD
- Oct. 12 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ — TBD
- Oct. 18 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN2 — TBD
- Oct. 26 — UFC Fight Night ESPN+ — TBD
- Nov. 2 — UFC 244 — TBD
- Nov. 16 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ — Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Nov. 23 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ — TBD
- Dec. 7 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN — TBD
- Dec. 14 — UFC 245 — TBD
- Dec. 21 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ — TBD