MMA Schedule 2023: Dates, division, location for upcoming fights

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In 2022, several titles changed hands via upsets, and stars emerged out of nowhere to become major players. Can those same stars make an impact in 2023?

Fight fans have already seen the return of Jon Jones and the retirement of Fedor Emelianenko. With Conor McGregor coaching The Ultimate Fighter against Michael Chandler, when can we expect the "Notorious" one back in the octagon?

Which fights are you looking forward to the most? What are you hoping gets booked in 2023?

The Sporting News has you covered with a full 2023 MMA schedule that will be updated frequently! 

You can click each month to skip to scheduled fights!

November | December

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  • November 17: Bellator 301 - Wintrust Arena - Chicago (Showtime)
    • Yaroslav Amosov (c) vs. Jason Jackson for the Bellator welterweight title
    • Sergio Pettis (c) vs. Patchy Mix (ic) for the Bellator bantamweight title
    • Patricky Pitbull vs. Alexandr Shabliy in a Bellator Lightweight Grand Prix Semi-Final bout


  • November 18: UFC Fight Night - UFC APEX - Las Vegas (ESPN+)
    • Brendan Allen vs. Paul Craig; Middleweights


  • November 24: PFL Championship Finals - The Anthem - Washington, D.C. (ESPN+ PPV)
    • Denis Goltsov vs. Renan Ferreira; PFL Heavyweight Finals
    • Josh Silveira vs. Impa Kasanganay; PFL Light Heavyweight Finals
    • Jesus Pinedo vs. Gabriel Braga; PFL Featherweight Finals
    • Larissa Pacheco vs. Marina Mokhnatkina; PFL Featherweight Finals
    • Sadibou Sy vs. Magomed Magomedkerimov; PFL Welterweight Finals
    • Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Clay Collard; PFL Lightweight Finals


  • December 2: UFC Fight Night - UFC APEX - Las Vegas (ESPN+)
    • Beneil Dariush vs. Arman Tsarukyan; Lightweights


  • December 9: UFC Fight Night - UFC APEX - Las Vegas (ESPN+)
    • Song Yadong and Chris Gutierrez; Bantamweights


  • December 16: UFC 296: T-Mobile Arena - Las Vegas (ESPN+ PPV)
    • Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington for the UFC welterweight title
    • Alexandre Pantoja (c) vs. Brandon Royval for the UFC flyweight title
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Daniel Yanofsky is a combat sports editor at The Sporting News.