2023 has already been yet another benchmark year for the UFC, and considering the plans that are beginning to come together for the new year, MMA fans have a lot to look forward to in 2024.
It has been reported that Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria has been pushed back to UFC 298, opening the opportunity to reschedule the rematch between lightweight king Islam Makhachev and former champion Charles Oliveira at UFC 297. The event will be the first PPV card of the year, and is planned to take place in Toronto, Canada.
“We just heard this from the locker room. People were asking us on the messages about getting it. This is the first time we heard about it. That’s the timeline, January, maybe. So who knows?”
“You’ll see the Charles you always see, always going forward, always going for the submission, for the knockout, going for the win. I want to be champion. I want to be the next champion. That’s what I want.”
UFC 298, which is targeted to feature Volkanovski defending his featherweight title versus Topuria, is scheduled to be the organization’s February PPV event, and will go down in Las Vegas.
Considering the level of hype surrounding the two title matches that have been announced so far for 2024, coupled with the anticipation of UFC 300, which is likely pencilled in for April, the UFC will be on track to have another monumental record-breaking year.