There is a lot more of home in the UFC’s immediate future.
Of the past 20 UFC events, just eight have taken place in Las Vegas. However, the promotion is planning a Vegas-heavy end to 2022. On Tuesday, the Nevada Athletic Commission approved event licenses for seven of the UFC’s 10 final dates of the calendar year to take place in Las Vegas.
Six events will take place at the UFC Apex, with one year-end pay-per-view at T-Mobile Arena.
The only three events that will not take place in Nevada to close out 2022 are UFC 280 (Oct. 22 in Abu Dhabi), UFC 281 (Nov. 12 in New York), and UFC Fight Night (Dec. 3 in Orlando, Fla.).
Scroll below to see the dates, venues, and up-to-date lineups for the seven events set for Las Vegas.
UFC Fight Night 211, UFC Apex, Oct. 1
The next card on the UFC’s schedule, the Oct. 1 event is headlined by Mackenzie Dern vs. Yan Xiaonan at flyweight. Although it recently lost a heavyweight contender bout between Chris Daukaus and Jairzinho Rozenstruik, former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt is still expected to compete on the card against a yet-to-be-named replacement.
The current UFC Fight Night lineup for Oct. 1 includes:
Mackenzie Dern vs. Yan Xiaonan
Brendan Allen vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Randy Brown vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Ilir Latifi vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Jessica Penne vs. Tabatha Ricci
Guido Cannetti vs. Randy Costa
Chelsea Chandler vs. Julija Stoliarenko
John Castaneda vs. Daniel Santos
Cody Garbrandt vs. TBA
Raoni Barcelos vs. Trevin Jones
Jesse Ronson vs. Joaquim Silva
Mike Davis vs. Viacheslav Borshchev
Don Shainis vs. Sodiq Yusuff
UFC Fight Night 212, UFC Apex, Oct. 15
Mar 26, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, UNITED STATES; Alexa Grasso (blue gloves) reacts to defeating Joanne Wood (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Originally expected to be headlined by Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland, this card now has Viviane Araujo vs. Alexa Grasso as its five-round bout. Additionally, a flyweight contender fight between Askar Askarov and Brandon Royval is on tap.
The current UFC Fight Night lineup for Oct. 15 includes:
Viviane Araujo vs. Alexa Grasso
Jonathan Martinez vs. Cub Swanson
Askar Askarov vs. Brandon Royval
Mike Jackson vs. Pete Rodriguez
Misha Cirkunov vs. Alonzo Menifield
Sam Hughes vs. Piera Rodriguez
Tatsuro Taira vs. C.J. Vergara
Brandon Davis vs. Mana Martinez
Raphael Assuncao vs. Victor Henry
Melsik Baghdasaryan vs. Joanderson Brito
Nick Maximov vs. Jacob Malkoun
Dusko Todorovic vs. Jordan Wright
UFC Fight Night, UFC Apex, Oct. 29
Featherweights top the Oct. 29 lineup as key contenders Calvin Kattar and Arnold Allen are finally set to battle in a headlining matchup both fighters publicly asked for over the past year. Also sticking with the featherweight theme, fan favorites Edson Barboza and Ilia Topuria battle it out.
The current UFC Fight Night lineup for Oct. 29 includes:
Arnold Allen vs. Calvin Kattar
Edson Barboza vs. Ilia Topuria
Andrei Arlovski vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Dustin Jacoby vs. Khalil Rountree
Roman Dolidze vs. Phil Hawes
Max Griffin vs. Tim Means
Steve Garcia vs. Chase Hooper
Joseph Holmes vs. Jun Yong Park
Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs. Jared Vanderaa
Garrett Armfield vs. Christian Rodriguez
Josh Fremd vs. Tresean Gore
Cody Durden vs. Kleydson Rodrigues
UFC Fight Night, UFC Apex, Nov. 5
The Nov. 5 card will take place at the UFC Apex and already has two contender fights. Neither have been designated main event, yet. In a women’s flyweight bout Amanda Lemos takes on Marina Rodriguez in a bout originally scheduled for Oct. 22 at UFC 280. Additionally, Bryce Mitchell and Movsar Evloev will go toe-to-toe in a featherweight bout.
The current UFC Fight Night lineup for Nov. 5 includes:
Bryce Mitchell vs. Movsar Evloev
Amanda Lemos vs. Marina Rodriguez
Mario Bautista vs. Benito Lopez
Nate Maness vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
Ramona Pascual vs. Tamires Vidal
Jinh Yu Frey vs. Polyana Viana
Carlos Candelario vs. Jake Hadley
Miranda Maverick vs. Shanna Young
UFC Fight Night, UFC Apex, Nov. 19
Right now, there is no main event for this UFC Fight Night event with the lineup still in its early stages.
The current UFC Fight Night lineup for Nov. 19 includes:
Andre Fialho vs. Muslim Salikhov
Kevin Natividad vs. Ricky Turcios
Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Maria Oliveira
Kyler Phillips vs. TBA
Cody Brundage vs. Rodolfo Vieira
Charles Johnson vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Jennifer Maia vs. Maryna Moroz
Fernie Garcia vs. Brady Hiestand
UFC 282, T-Mobile Arena, Dec. 10
Jul 2, 2022; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Robbie Lawler (red gloves) and Bryan Barberena (blue gloves) fight in a bout during UFC 276 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
The final pay-per-view event of 2022 is set for Dec. 10 at T-Mobile Arena. There is no main event set at this time, though a light heavyweight title rematch between champion Jiri Prochazka and former champ Glover Teixiera is among the rumored headlining bouts, as is a fight between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic.
The current UFC 282 lineup includes:
Robbie Lawler vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Dricus Du Plessis vs. Darren Till
Chris Daukaus vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Alexander Hernandez vs. Billy Quarantillo
Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Edmen Shahbazyan
T.J. Brown vs. Erik Silva
UFC Fight Night, UFC Apex, Dec. 17
The final UFC event of 2022 takes place at – you guessed it – the UFC Apex. Atop the card is a five-round middleweight bout, the rescheduled meeting between Jared Cannonier and Sean Strickland that was originally set for Oct. 15. The bout was postponed after Strickland contracted a bad finger infection that required surgery.
The current UFC Fight Night lineup for Dec. 17 includes:
Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland
Amir Albazi vs. Alex Perez
Julian Marquez vs. Deron Winn
Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jamal Pogues
Sergey Morozov vs. Journey Newson
Albert Duraev vs. Bruno Silva