The UFC’s second-quarter schedule will feature eleven events from April to June, and during Saturday’s UFC 235 broadcast, they revealed the cities and venues for several of their Fight Night cards.
For the first time ever, the UFC will be in the New York city of Rochester, as an ESPN+ card will be held there on May 18th. Since MMA was legalized in New York in 2016, the promotion has had multiple events at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center in New York City, as well as shows in Utica, Buffalo, and the state capital of Albany.
June 1st will see the Octagon head to Stockholm, Sweden for another ESPN+ card. It’ll be the first UFC show in Stockholm since Alexander Gustafsson knocked out Glover Teixeira in May 2017.
On June 22nd, the city of Greenville, South Carolina gets a UFC show for the first time ever. Welterweight contender Stephen Thompson is a native of South Carolina, so one would think that if he beats Anthony Pettis at UFC Nashville in March and comes away unscathed, he could be an option to headline that show.
Lastly, June 29th will see a UFC on ESPN television event from Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You have to go all the way back to 2012 to find the UFC’s last card in Minneapolis.
Here’s the full second-quarter schedule for the UFC.
April 13 — UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 — State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
April 20 — UFC on ESPN+: Volkov vs. Overeem — Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia
April 27 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN — BB&T Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla
May 4 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ — Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario
May 11 — UFC 237 — Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
May 18 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ — Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y.
June 1 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ — Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden
June 8 — UFC 238 — United Center in Chicago, IL
June 22 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ — Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenvile, S.C.
June 29 — UFC Fight Night on ESPN — Target Center in Minneapolis, MN