UFC fight schedule for 2019: Cain Velasquez’s return, Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith headline events – CBS Sports

Business is booming in UFC to start off 2019. After a successful debut with ESPN saw flyweight king Henry Cejudo stop TJ Dillashaw in just 32 seconds, things moved to Fortaleza where Jose Aldo and Marlon Moraes made their presence felt in a pair of stunning victories. Then, Anderson Silva officially passed the torch to Israel Adesanya at UFC 234 in a unanimous decision loss. 

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Now, we head into the meat of UFC’s schedule where there will be an event each of the next seven weeks. It starts with the return of former heavyweight king Cain Velasquez as he battles Francis Ngnanou after a two and a half year layoff.

Below is an updating schedule of events and main event bouts for 2019. Check back for updates throughout the year.

UFC 2019 schedule

Event Main event Location Date TV
UFC Fight Night Phoenix Cain Velasquez vs. Francis Ngannou

Phoenix, Arizona

Feb. 17


UFC Fight Night  Jan Blachowicz vs. Thiago Santos

Prague, Czech Republic

Feb. 24


UFC 235 Jon Jones (c) vs. Anthony Smith Las Vegas March 2 PPV
UFC Fight Night Junior Dos Santos vs. Derrick Lewis Wichita, Kansas March 9 ESPN+
UFC Fight Night London Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal London, England March 16 ESPN+
UFC Fight Night Anthony Pettis vs. Stephen Thompson Nashville, Tennessee March 23 ESPN+
UFC Fight Night  Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje Philadelphia March 30 ESPN+
UFC 236 TBD TBD April 13 PPV
UFC Fight Night TBD TBD April 20 ESPN+
UFC Fight Night TBD Miami April 27 ESPN
UFC Fight Night TBD TBD May 4 ESPN+
UFC 237 Rose Namajunas (c) vs. Jessica Andrade Curitiba, Brazil May 11 PPV
UFC Fight Night TBD TBD May 18 ESPN+
UFC Fight Night TBD TBD June 1 ESPN+
UFC 238 TBD Chicago June 8 PPV
UFC Fight Night TBD TBD June 22 ESPN+
UFC Fight Night TBD TBD June 29 ESPN
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