2020 UFC event schedule: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone, Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes headline fights
UFC's schedule has tons of action to open up a new year in fights
After a 2019 filled with sport-changing moments, the UFC's calendar for the first quarter of 2020 shows no signs of things slowing down for the world's premier mixed martial arts organization. The return of the sport's biggest star in Conor McGregor against Donald Cerrone on Jan. 18 gets the UFC year off to a fast start and the quarter ends with the long-anticipated lightweight title showdown between champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and challenger Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18.
With a light heavyweight title defense by Jon Jones, arguably the all-time greatest fighter in the sport, against Dominick Reyes sandwiched in the middle, there are some key fights at the top of the division, while the slate of Fight Night events will do their part in shaping the divisions heading into the rest of the year.
Plus, after self-proclaimed "Triple C" Henry Cejudo decided to vacate his flyweight crown in pursuit of bigger opportunities, a title fight at 125 pounds is on the horizon for Norfolk when Joseph Benavidez meets up with Jussier Formiga in February.
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Below is an updating schedule of events and main event bouts for 2020, and be sure to check back for updates throughout the year.
UFC 2020 schedule
|Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone||Las Vegas||Jan. 18||PPV|
|UFC Fight Night Raleigh||Curtis Blaydes vs. Junior Dos Santos||Raleigh, North Carolina||Jan. 25||ESPN+|
|UFC 247||Jon Jones (c) vs. Dominick Reyes||Houston, Texas||Feb. 8||PPV|
|UFC Fight Night Rio Rancho||Corey Anderson vs. Jan Blachowicz||Rio Rancho, New Mexico||Feb. 15||ESPN+|
|UFC Fight Night Auckland||Paul Felder vs. Dan Hooker||Auckland, New Zealand||Feb. 22||ESPN+|
|UFC Fight Night Norfolk||Joseph Benavidez vs. Jussier Formiga||Norfolk, Virginia||Feb. 29||TBD|
|UFC 248||Whelil Zhang (c) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk||Las Vegas||March 7||PPV|
|UFC Fight Night London||TBD||London||March 21||TBD|
|UFC Fight Night Columbus||Francis Ngannou vs. Jair Rozenstruik||Columbus, Ohio||March 28||TBD|
|UFC 249||Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Tony Ferguson||Brooklyn, New York||April 18||PPV|
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