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UFC’s schedule for first-half of 2019 features twenty events from January to June

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The first half of 2019 will not provide many UFC-free weekends outside of January.

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The UFC unveiled its second quarter schedule for 2019, and barring any cancellations, we’ll be seeing ten shows from April to June. There will be three PPV events, two Fight Night on ESPN shows, and five Fight Night on ESPN+ cards, and each month will have one weekend with no event at all.

Of course, the original plan for the first quarter was eleven events, but UFC 233 got booted off the calendar, so both quarters will yield a combined 20 shows through the first half of the new year. The plan is for 42 events, so the second-half is slated to have 22, otherwise it would’ve been an even 21/21 split prior to UFC 233 getting scrapped.

Perhaps of interest looking at the second quarter schedule is the fact that they’re running an ESPN+ card on May 4th, which means they’ll be going up against Canelo Alvarez’s next fight, set to stream live on DAZN.

Here is what is on tap from January 19th through June 29th:

First Quarter

January 19th, Brooklyn, New York - UFC on ESPN+: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw

February 2nd, Fortaleza, Brazil - UFC on ESPN+: Moraes vs. Assuncao 2

February 9th, Melbourne, Australia - UFC 234: Whittaker vs. Gastelum

February 17th (Sun), Phoenix, Arizona - UFC on ESPN: Velasquez vs. Ngannou

February 23rd, Prague, Czech Republic - UFC on ESPN+: Blachowicz vs. Santos

March 2nd, Las Vegas, Nevada - UFC 235

March 9th, Wichita, Kansas - UFC on ESPN+

March 16th, London, England - UFC on ESPN+

March 23rd, TBD - UFC Fight Night on ESPN+

March 30th, TBD - UFC on ESPN

Second Quarter

April 13, TBD - UFC 236

April 20, TBD - UFC on ESPN+

April 27, TBD - UFC on ESPN

May 4, TBD - UFC on ESPN+

May 11, TBD - UFC 237

May 18, TBD - UFC on ESPN+

June 1, TBD - UFC on ESPN+

June 8, TBD - UFC 238

June 22, TBD - UFC on ESPN+

June 29, TBD - UFC on ESPN