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!

November | December


  • November 18: Bellator 288 - Wintrust Arena - Chicago, Illinois (Showtime) 
    • Vadim Nemkov (c) vs. Corey Anderson 2 in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix finals for the Bellator light heavyweight title
    • Patricky Pitbull (c) vs. Usman Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title


  • November 19: UFC Fight Night - UFC APEX - Las Vegas (ESPN+)
    • Derrick Lewis vs. Sergey Spivak; Heavyweights


  • November 19: One on Prime Video 4: Singapore Indoor Stadium - Singapore (Prime Video)
    • Kiamrian Abbasov (c) vs. Christian Lee for the ONE welterweight title


  • November 25: PFL Championship Finals - Hulu Theater - New York (ESPN+ PPV)
    • Kayla Harrison vs. Larissa Pacheco for the PFL lightweight title
    • Brendan Brendan Loughnane vs. Bubba Jenkins for the PFL featherweight title
    • Shane Burgos vs. Marlon Moraes; Featherweights
    • Ante Delija vs. Matheus Scheffel for the PFL heavyweight title
    • Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Stevie Ray for the PFL lightweight title
    • Sadibou Sy vs Dilano Taylor for the PFL welterweight title
    • Robert Wilkinson vs. Omari Akhmedov for the PFL light heavyweight title


  • December 3: UFC Fight Night - Amway Center - Orlando, FL (ESPN+)
    • Stephen Thompson vs. Kevin Holland; Welterweights


  • December 9: Bellator 289 - Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT (Showtime)
    • Raufeon Stots (ic) vs. Danny Sabatello in a Bellator Bantamweight World Prix semi-final match for the interim Bellator Bantamweight title
    • Patchy Mix vs. Magomed Magomedov in a Bellator Bantamweight Grand Prix semi-final match


  • December 10: UFC 282 - T-Mobile Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada (ESPN+ PPV)
    • Jiri Prochazka (c) vs. Glover Teixeira 2 for the UFC light heavyweight title


  • December 17: UFC Fight Night - APEX Center - Las Vegas (ESPN+)
    • Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland; Middleweights


  • December 31: Bellator vs. RIZIN - Saitama Super Arena - Saitama, Japan (SHOWTIME)
    • Patrício "Pitbull" Freire vs. Kleber Koike Erbst; Featherweights
    • A.J. McKee vs. Roberto de Souza; Lightweights
    • Juan Archuleta vs. Soo Chul Kim; Bantamweights
    • Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Hiromasa Ougikubo; Flyweights
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Daniel Yanofsky is a combat sports editor at The Sporting News.