MMA Schedule 2022: Date, division, location for upcoming fights

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In 2022, the MMA world is looking to produce bigger fights than ever before. There is something for everyone this year, whether it is a title fight or a strong contender bout. 

In almost every division in every major MMA organization, there will be an action-packed fight card. The lightweight and bantamweight divisions of the UFC will be ones to keep an eye on.

Which fight are you looking forward to the most? Want to know what will be taking place in the summer and beyond? The Sporting News has you covered with a full MMA schedule that will updated frequently! 

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You can click each month to skip to scheduled fights!

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  • August 5: PFL Playoffs: 1 - Hulu Theater inside Madison Square Garden - New York, NY (ESPN, ESPN+)



  • August 12: Bellator 284 - Sanford Pentagon - Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Showtime) 
    • Neiman Gracie vs. Goiti Yamauchi; welterweights 


  • August 13: PFL Playoffs: 2 - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena - Cardiff, Wales (ESPN, ESPN+)
    • Rory MacDonald vs. Magomed Umalatov; welterweights




  • August 20: PFL Playoffs: 3 - Copper Box Arena - London, England (ESPN, ESPN+)
    • Kayla Harrison vs. Martina Jindrova; lightweights


  • August 26: ONE 160 - Singapore Indoor Stadium
    • Ok Rae Yoon (c) Christian Lee for the ONE lightweight title
    • Thanh Le (c) vs. Tang Kai for the ONE featherweight title


  • August 27: ONE 161 - Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore (Amazon Prime Video)
    • Adriano Moraes (c) vs. Demetrious Johnson 2 for the ONE flyweight title

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  • September 3: UFC Paris - Accor Arena - Paris, France
    • Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa; heavyweights
    • Marvin Vettori vs. Robert Whittaker



  • September 17: UFC Fight Night - UFC APEX - Las Vegas (ESPN+)
    • Cory Sandhagen vs. Song Yadong; bantamweights


  • September 23: Bellator 285 - 3Arena - Dublin, Ireland (Showtime)
    • Peter Queally vs. Benson Henderson; lightweights
    • Yoel Romero vs. Melvin Manhoef; light heavyweights


  • October 1: Bellator 286 - Long Beach Arena - Long Beach, California (Showtime) 
    • Patricio Pitbull (c) vs. Adam Borics for the Bellator featherweight title
    • A.J. McKee vs. Spike Carlyle; lightweights


  • October 1: UFC Fight Night (ESPN+)
    • Mackenzie Dern vs. Yan Xiaonan; strawweights


  • October 22: UFC 280 - Etihad Arena - Abu Dhabi, UAE (ESPN+ PPV) 
    • Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev for the UFC lightweight title
    • Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. T.J. Dillashaw for the UFC bantamweight title
    • Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley; bantamweights
    • Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamrot; lightweights


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Daniel Yanofsky is a combat sports editor at The Sporting News.