Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is one of the fastest growing sports in the world that has a very short history. The first documented use of the term MMA was during a review of UFC 1 by the television critic Howard Rosenberg in the year 1993.
In the early 20th century, various mixed-style competitions were conducted throughout Japan, Taiwan, and in the countries of the Four Asian Tigers. But the popularity of the sport reached worldwide only after the arrival of UFC.
In order to find and promote the most effective martial arts, this competition was held for real unarmed combat, competitors from various fighting styles. They were provoked against one another in contests and followed relatively very few rules. Certain changes were made because of which the sport has seen increased popularity with a pay-per-view business that rivals boxing and professional wrestling.
In this article, you will find all the upcoming event of top MMA promotions like UFC, Bellator MMA, ACB, and the ONE Championship.
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Upcoming UFC Events
The UFC events are broadcast in over 145 countries, to nearly 800 million TV households worldwide and in 28 different languages. It is also considered the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. During the UFC’s 20th Anniversary in November 2013, there was a total of 833 knockouts, 644 Submissions, 964 Decisions and 34 Other results in the UFC.
UFC was initially purchased by Zuffa Inc. in January 2001 for $2 million and later it developed. Dana White became the UFC President and was very popular in the earlier days of the UFC. An official announcement was made in 2016 that the UFC was being sold to the talent agency WME-IMG for $4 billion.
|UFC on ESPN+ 8||May 4, 2019||Canadian Tire Centre||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|UFC 237||May 11, 2019||Jeunesse Arena||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|UFC on ESPN+ 9||May 18, 2019||Blue Cross Arena||Rochester, New York, U.S.|
|UFC on ESPN+ 10||Jun 1, 2019||Ericsson Globe||Stockholm, Sweden|
|UFC 238||Jun 8, 2019||United Center||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|UFC on ESPN+ 11||Jun 22, 2019||Bon Secours Wellness Arena||Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.|
|UFC on ESPN 4||Jun 29, 2019||Target Center||Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.|
|UFC 239||Jul 6, 2019||T-Mobile Arena||Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
Upcoming Bellator MMA Events
In America, Bellator Fighting Championship averages over 600,000 viewers for their fight cards. The first event of the Bellator was held in 2009 and is the second largest promoter in the world, featuring top fighters. The Bellator events follow a 10 points must system and as of May 2018, two hundred events have been held.
|Bellator Birmingham||May 04, 2109||Resorts World Arena||Birmingham, UK|
|Bellator 221||May 11, 2019||Allstate Arena||Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.|
|Bellator 222||Jun 22,2019||SSE Arena||London, England|
|Bellator 223||Jul 12,2019||WinStar World Casino||Thackerville, Oklahoma, U.S.|
Upcoming ACA Events
The first event of the Absolute Championship Akhmat (formerly ACB) was conducted on October 20, 2012. The ACA features its own fighters from the Fight Club Berkut team. This team features elite fighters under various weight classes. ACA exchanges fighters with other promotions in Europe.
|List of Upcoming ACA MMA|
|ACA 96||Jun 8,2019||Łódź Sport Arena||Łódź, Poland|
Upcoming ONE Championship Events
The Singapore-based ONE Championship broadcast reaches 1.7 billion viewers in 136 countries which has a 10-year broadcast deal with the Fox Sports Asia which was formerly known as the ESPN Star Sports. It is the world’s largest martial arts organization that has held 82 events till now.
|For Honor||May 04, 2019||Istora Senayan||Jakarta|
|Warriors Of Light||May 11, 2019||Impact Arena||Bangkok|
|Enter the Dragon||May 17, 2019||Singapore Indoor Stadium||Singapore|
|One Hero Series May||May 27, 2019||Beijing|
|Age Of Dragons||Jun 07, 2019||Cadillac Arena||Beijing|
|Legendary Quest||Jun 15, 2019||Shanghai|
|One Warrior Series 6||Jun 20, 2019||Singapore|
|One Hero Series June||Jun 24, 2019||Beijing|
|Master Of Destiny||Jun 28, 2019||Axiata Arena||Kuala Lumpur|
|Warriors return||Jul 20, 2019||Guangzhou TianHe Gynmasium||Guangzhou|
|One Hero Series July||Jul 22, 2019||Beijing|
|Dawn of Heroes||Aug 02, 2019||Mall Of Asia Arena||Manila|
|Dreams Of Gold||Aug 17, 2019||Impact Arena||Bangkok|
|One Warrior Series 7||Aug 22, 2019||Singapore|
|One Hero Series August||Aug 26, 2019||Beijing|
|Immortal Triumph||Sep 06, 2019||Ho Chi Minh|
|One Hero Series September||Sep 23, 2019||Beijing|
|Greatness Unleashed||Oct 13, 2019||Tokyo|
|One Warrior Series 8||Oct 17, 2019||Singapore|
|Dawn Of Valor||Oct 26, 2019||Istora Senayan||Jakarta|
|One Hero Series October||Oct 28, 2019||Beijing|
|Masters Of Fate||Nov 08, 2019||Mall Of Asia Arena||Manila|
|Edge Of Greatness||Nov 22, 2019||Singapore Indoor Stadium||Singapore|
|One Hero Series November||Nov 25, 2019||Beijing|
|Mark Of Greatness||Dec 06, 2019||Axiata Arena||Kuala Lumpur|
|One Warrior Series 9||Dec 12, 2019||Singapore|
|Legendary Warriors||Dec 14, 2019||Baoshan Arena||Shanghai|
|Home Of Heroes||Dec 20, 2019||Seoul|
|One Hero Series December||Dec 23, 2019||Beijing|