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UFC fight schedule 2018: Miocic-Ngannou, Whittaker-Rockhold headline early PPVs

UFC is set to have another busy year of fights ahead as the company announced its early 2018 kickoff schedule. The year’s first PPV event — UFC 220 — will take place in Boston, Massachusetts, at TD Garden on Jan. 20. Then, after a quick stop in Brazil, UFC heads around the globe to Perth, Australia, for UFC 221. 

Headlining the first PPV of 2018 will be one of the biggest heavyweight showdowns in company history when champion Stipe Miocic clashes with fast-rising prospect Francis Ngannou. Plus, Daniel Cormier will look to defend the light heavyweight crown against Volkan Oezdemir.

Then, three weeks later in Australia, Robert Whittaker will look to earn the full-time middleweight strap when he meets former champion Luke Rockhold.

UFC is scheduled to have 38 events take place in 2017 and this early schedule gives us nine more through early March.

Here’s the full schedule with more fights to be determined.

UFC 2018 schedule

UFC Fight Night St. Louis

DooHoo Choi vs. Jeremy Stephens

St. Louis, Missouri

Jan. 14

UFC 220

Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Francis Ngannou

Boston, Massachusetts

Jan. 20

UFC Fight Night Charlotte Jacare Souza vs. Derek Brunson Charlotte, North Carolina Jan. 27

UFC Fight Night Brazil

Lyoto Machida vs Eryk Anders

Belem, Brazil

Feb. 3

UFC 221

Robert Whittaker vs. Luke Rockhold

Perth, Australia 

Feb. 10

UFC Fight Night Austin Donald Cerrone vs. Yancy Medeiros Austin, Texas Feb. 18

UFC Fight Night Orlando

Yoel Romero vs. David Branch

Orlando, Florida

Feb. 24

UFC 222

Max Holloway (c) vs. Frankie Edgar

Las Vegas, Nevada

March 3

UFC Fight Night London


London, England

March 17

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