MMA Schedule 2022: Date, division, location for upcoming fights


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!

September | October | November | December



  • September 23: Bellator 285 - 3Arena - Dublin, Ireland (Showtime)
    • Peter Queally vs. Benson Henderson; lightweights
    • Yoel Romero vs. Melvin Manhoef; light heavyweights


  • September 30: ONE on Prime Video 2 - Singapore Indoor Stadium - Singapore (Amazon Prime Video)
    • Xiong Jing Nan (c) vs. Angela Lee 3 for the ONE strawweight title 


  • October 1: Bellator 286 - Long Beach Arena - Long Beach, California (Showtime) 
    • Patricio Pitbull (c) vs. Adam Borics for the Bellator featherweight title
    • A.J. McKee vs. Spike Carlyle; lightweights


  • October 1: UFC Fight Night - UFC APEX - Las Vegas  (ESPN+)
    • Mackenzie Dern vs. Yan Xiaonan; strawweights


  • October 15: UFC Fight Night - UFC APEX - Las Vegas (ESPN+)
    • Alexa Grasso vs. Viviane Araujo; flyweights



  • October 29: Bellator 287 - Allianz Cloud Arena - Milan, Italy (Showtime)
    • Adam Piccolotti vs. Mansour Barnaoui; lightweights


  • October 29: UFC Fight Night - UFC APEX - Las Vegas (ESPN+) 
    • Arnold Allen vs. Calvin Kattar; featherweights


  • November 5: UFC Fight Night (ESPN+) 


  • November 12: UFC 281 - Madison Square Garden - New York (ESPN+ PPV)


  • 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 (ESPN+)


  • December 3: UFC Fight Night (ESPN+)


  • 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 (EPSN+ PPV)
Daniel Yanofsky is a combat sports editor at The Sporting News.