2020 UFC event schedule: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone, Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes headline fights

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After a 2019 filled with sport-changing moments, the UFC's calendar for the first quarter of 2020 shows no signs of things slowing down for the world's premier mixed martial arts organization. The return of the sport's biggest star in Conor McGregor against Donald Cerrone on Jan. 18 gets the UFC year off to a fast start and the quarter ends with the long-anticipated lightweight title showdown between champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and challenger Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18.

With a light heavyweight title defense by Jon Jones, arguably the all-time greatest fighter in the sport, against Dominick Reyes sandwiched in the middle, there are some key fights at the top of the division, while the slate of Fight Night events will do their part in shaping the divisions heading into the rest of the year.

Plus, after self-proclaimed "Triple C" Henry Cejudo decided to vacate his flyweight crown in pursuit of bigger opportunities, a title fight at 125 pounds is on the horizon for Norfolk when Joseph Benavidez meets up with Jussier Formiga in February.

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Below is an updating schedule of events and main event bouts for 2020, and be sure to check back for updates throughout the year.

UFC 2020 schedule

EventMain eventLocationDateTV
UFC 246Conor McGregor vs. Donald CerroneLas VegasJan. 18PPV
UFC Fight Night RaleighCurtis Blaydes vs. Junior Dos SantosRaleigh, North CarolinaJan. 25ESPN+
UFC 247Jon Jones (c) vs. Dominick ReyesHouston, TexasFeb. 8PPV
UFC Fight Night Rio RanchoCorey Anderson vs. Jan BlachowiczRio Rancho, New MexicoFeb. 15ESPN+
UFC Fight Night AucklandPaul Felder vs. Dan HookerAuckland, New ZealandFeb. 22ESPN+
UFC Fight Night NorfolkJoseph Benavidez vs. Jussier FormigaNorfolk, VirginiaFeb. 29TBD
UFC 248Whelil Zhang (c) vs. Joanna JedrzejczykLas VegasMarch 7PPV
UFC Fight Night LondonTBDLondonMarch 21TBD
UFC Fight Night ColumbusFrancis Ngannou vs. Jair RozenstruikColumbus, OhioMarch 28TBD
UFC 249Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Tony FergusonBrooklyn, New YorkApril 18PPV
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