The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is gearing up for an action-packed month this March, with five new fights announced that are sure to get mixed fight fans’ hearts racing.
First up is the return of Jon Jones, who will make his heavyweight debut against Ciryl Gane for the vacant heavyweight title. This fight is set to headline UFC 285, the first pay-per-view event of the month. Fans can order the UFC 285 PPV now and watch every fight live on Saturday, March 4.
Next, the UFC returns to London for the grudge match between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman, also on pay-per-view. UFC 286 takes place on Saturday, March 18, and will also be available to watch only on ESPN+ PPV.
But the excitement doesn’t stop there, with crucial bantamweight matchups topping the bill on March 11 and March 25.
Former champ Petr Yan will battle Merab Dvalishvili at the Las Vegas Virgin Hotel on March 11, while Marlon “Chito” Vera will face off against Cory Sandhagen in San Antonio on March 25.
In addition to these exciting bouts, the UFC has made a few tweaks to the upcoming fight cards. On March 11, Davey Grant will take on veteran Raphael Assuncao in a bantamweight bout, while Josh Fremd will face off against UFC debutant and Contender Series alumnus Sedriques Dumas.
Contender Series alum Chris Duncan is also set for his debut in the promotion against Omar Morales at UFC 286. Gunnar Nelson will also make his return against Bryan Barberena on the same card.
Finally, in San Antonio on March 25, Victor Altamirano will take on Vinicius Salvador in a flyweight matchup.
March is set to be one of the most exciting months in recent memory for UFC fans, and these five new fights add further depth to the UFC schedule.