UFC Heads to Vegas for 5 Events in 2018
The UFC has announced that it will hold at least five events at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2018. At least four of the cards are scheduled to be pay-per-views.
The UFC is scheduled to hold its first Las Vegas event on March 3, when the arena hosts UFC 222. While a few bouts have been set for the March pay-per-view, no main event has been announced as of yet.
Four months later, the UFC will host back-to-back cards on July 6 and 7. The July 6 card will be the finale of the next season of The Ultimate Fighter, while the July 7 event is UFC 226. It is likely that this is part of the promotion’s annual “International Fight Week” event.
The UFC will then hold UFC 229 on Oct. 6, followed by the next end-of-the-year pay-per-view event, UFC 232.
The UFC’s first event of the 2018 calendar year will be a Fight Night event held on Jan. 14, with Jeremy Stephens and Doo Ho Choi headlining. Six days later, the UFC will hold its first pay-per-view of 2018 — UFC 220. UFC 220, in Boston, Massachusetts, will be main evented by a UFC Heavyweight Title bout between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou, and co-main evented by Daniel Cormier defending the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship against Volkan Oezdemir.
The first three months of 2018 will see the UFC hold nine fight cards — seven of which will be in the U.S., one in Brazil, and one in Australia.