Under normal circumstances, we see 3 events for the most part from the UFC every single month. During this worldwide pandemic, we see UFC events whenever they can pull them off, and it’s been awesome. Even without massive build-up and time to hype said events, the promotion has delivered some incredible fights, and for that, the mixed martial arts community should be extremely grateful.
The month of August is going to be full of so many events, I don’t know if I’m going to get any sleep during this 8th month of the year.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) just yesterday approved UFC events for the following dates:
Aug. 1st – Holm vs. Aldana
Aug. 8th – Lewis vs.
Aug. 15th – UFC 252 Miocic vs.Cormier 3
Aug. 22nd – TBA
Aug. 29th – TBA
As well as, Dana White Contender Series events for Aug. 4th, Aug. 11th, Aug. 18th, and Aug. 25th.
While The Contender Series events aren’t “officially” UFC events, let’s be honest, they are.
The Contender Series events are meant to build the roster as the promotion continues to grow. Every fighter that participates is that much closer to becoming part of the official UFC roster and realizing a dream. These are events filled with the next evolution of mixed martial arts fighters and should be treated as such.
2020, the year of the pandemic had started out slowly because of the virus, but the UFC is back in full swing and they are definitely making up for lost time with a very aggressive schedule.
If your appetite for live fights hasn’t quite been quenched with the recent UFC schedule up until today, make no mistake by the end of August your fight appetite is going to be so full of fights you may feel the urge to tap out!
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.