2020 UFC event schedule: Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa, Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana highlight cards

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Getty Images UFC has made good on its promise to never stop running live events throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Despite cancelling a handful of shows early on, the premier mixed martial arts organization in the world has had events just about every week since May 9.  After seeing Justin Gaethje, […]

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UFC has made good on its promise to never stop running live events throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Despite cancelling a handful of shows early on, the premier mixed martial arts organization in the world has had events just about every week since May 9. 

After seeing Justin Gaethje, Amanda Nunes and Kamaru Usman shine in PPV main events over the last three months, it was Stipe Miocic’s time in August. The heavyweight champ completed his rivalry with Daniel Cormier by scoring a unanimous decision win over the the former light heavyweight and heavyweight champ at UFC 252. One week later, former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar took the spotlight over as he was successful in his bantamweight debut with a split-decision win over Pedro Munhoz.

To wrap up its latest stay in Las Vegas, UFC brought out some of its stars. Colby Covington outworked Tyron Woodley over four grueling rounds before Woodley suffered an injury and could no longer continue. Plus, UFC’s latest rising star, Khamzat Imadaev, continues throttling people after starching Gerald Meerschaert with just one punch.

Now, the attention will turn to Fight Island where Israel Adesanya will put his middleweight title on the line when we takes on Paulo Costa on Sept. 26. Then in October, former women’s bantamweight champ Holly Holm is back when she takes on rising contender Irene Aldana. Plus, the lightweight unification bout fans have been itching for since May arrives when Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on Justin Gaethje on Oct. 24. 

Be sure to check back in on this page when we have more information on upcoming UFC events throughout the year.

Upcoming UFC Schedule

UFC 253 Sept. 26 Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa Middleweight title Abu Dhabi ESPN+ PPV
UFC Fight Night Oct. 3 Holly Holm vs. Irene Aldana Women’s bantamweights Abu Dhabi ESPN/ESPN+
UFC Fight Night Oct. 10 Marlon Moraes vs. Cory Sandhagen Bantamweights Abu Dhabi ESPN/ESPN+
UFC Fight Night Oct. 17 Korean Zombie vs. Brian Ortega Featherweights Abu Dhabi ESPN/ESPN+
UFC 254 Oct. 24 Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Justin Gaetheje (ic) Lightweight unification Abu Dhabi ESPN+ PPV
UFC Fight Night Oct. 31 Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall Middleweights TBD ESPN/ESPN+
UFC 255 Nov. 21 Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt Flyweight title TBD ESPN+ PPV
UFC Fight Night Nov. 28 Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis Heavyweights TBD ESPN/ESPN+

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