The UFC has done well in its promise to never stop running live events throughout the coronavirus. Despite canceling a couple of shows early, the premier mixed martial arts organization within the world has had events almost hebdomadally since May 9.
The year has seen an incredible turnover of champions, but a couple of still shine through regardless of what. Khabib Nurmagomedov ran through Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 to retain his lightweight title and immediately announced his retirement from the game. He will go down together of the simplest to ever step within the Octagon. Plus, Israel Adesanya retained his belt at UFC 253 with a dominant convert Paulo Costa. And Deiveson Figueiredo proved to be the heir to the flyweight throne after stopping Alex Perez with ease to retain his title in November.
There are just four events left on the schedule for 2020 and every one features a pretty big main event on deck. the primary was expected to be Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis at heavyweight, but Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and was forced to withdraw. Instead, Anthony Smith will get his seventh straight main event slot when he faces off with Devin Clark during a light heavyweight showdown on Nov. 28.
As the calendar rolls into December, we were expected to urge Petr Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling within the main event of UFC 256. However, Yan was forced to withdraw from the bout due to an undisclosed issue. Instead, Deiveson Figueiredo, who defended his flyweight title in November by the first-round submission, will step into the Octagon just a month later when he faces No. 1 contender Brandon Moreno within the PPV main event.
Be sure to see back in on this page once we have more information on upcoming UFC events throughout the year.