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 Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2||Dec 15, 2018||Fiserv Forum||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2||Dec 29, 2018||T-Mobile Arena||Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|UFC Fight Night 143||Jan 19, 2019||Barclays Center||Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|UFC 233||Jan 26, 2019||Honda Center||Anaheim, California, U.S.|
|UFC Fight Night 144||Feb 2, 2019||Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste||Fortaleza, Brazil|
|UFC 234: Whittaker vs. Gastelum||Feb 10, 2019||Rod Laver Arena||Melbourne, Australia|
|UFC on ESPN 1||Feb 17, 2019||Talking Stick Resort Arena||Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|UFC Fight Night 145||Feb 23, 2019||O2 Aréna||Prague, Czech Republic|
|UFC 235||Mar 2, 2019||T-Mobile Arena||Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|UFC Fight Night 146||Mar 9, 2019||TBA||TBA|
|UFC Fight Night 147||Mar 16, 2019||The O2 Arena||London, England, U.K.|
|UFC Fight Night 148||Mar 23, 2019||TBA||TBA|
|UFC on ESPN 2||Mar 30, 2019||TBA||TBA|
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 212||December 14, 2018||Neal S. Blaisdell Arena||Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.|
|Bellator 213||December 15, 2018||Neal S. Blaisdell Arena||Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.|
|Bellator 214||January 26, 2019||The Forum||Inglewood, California, U.S.|
Upcoming ACB Events
The first event of the Absolute Championship Berkut was conducted on October 20, 2012. The ACB features its own fighters from the Fight Club Berkut team. This team features elite fighters under various weight classes. ACB exchanges fighters with other promotions in Europe.
|ACB 100||December 14, 2018||TBA||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
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.
|ONE Championship: Realm of Champions||Dec 15, 2018||Shanghai Oriental Sports Center||Shanghai, China|
|Eternal Glory||Jan 19, 2019||Istora Senayan||Jakarta|
|Hero’s Asceent||Jan 25, 2019||Mall of Asia Arena||Manila|
|CLASH OF LEGENDS Clash Of Legends||Feb 16, 2019||Impact Arena||Bangkok|
|Call To Greatness||Feb 22, 2019||Singapore Indoor Stadium||Singapore|
|REIGN OF VALOR Reign Of Valor||Mar 08, 2019||Thuwunna Indoor Stadium||Yangon|
|A New Awakening||Mar 31, 2019||Ryogoku Kokugikan||Tokyo|
|ROOTS OF HONOR Roots Of Honor||Apr 12, 2019||Mall of Asia Arena||Manila|
|ONE ESPORTS One ESports||Apr 14, 2019||Mall Of Asia Arena||Manila|
|For Honor||May 04, 2019||Istora Senayan||Jakarta|
|Warriors Of Light||May 11, 2019||Impact Arena||Bangkok|
|RISE OF WARRIORS||May 17, 2019||Singapore Indoor Stadium||Singapore|
|Age Of Dragons||Jun 07, 2019||Cadillac Arena||Beijing|
|Legendary Quest||Jun 15, 2019||Shanghai|
|Master Of Destiny||Jun 28, 2019||Axiata Arena||Kuala Lumpur|
|WARRIORS RETURN||Jul 20, 2019||Guangzhou TianHe Gynmasium||Guangzhou|
|Dawn of Heroes||Aug 02, 2019||Mall Of Asia Arena||Manila|
|Dreams Of Gold||Aug 17, 2019||Impact Arena||Bangkok|
|Immortal Triumph||Sep 06, 2019||Ho Chi Minh|
|Greatness Unleashed||Oct 12, 2019||Ryogoku Kokugikan||Tokyo|
|Dawn Of Valor||Oct 26, 2019||Istora Senayan||Jakarta|
|Masters Of Fate||Nov 08, 2019||Mall Of Asia Arena||Manila|
|Edge Of Greatness||Nov 22, 2019||Singapore Indoor Stadium||Singapore|
|Mark Of Greatness||Dec 06 2019||Axiata Arena||Kuala Lumpur|
|Legendary Warriors||Dec 14, 2019||Baoshan Arena||Shanghai|
|Home Of Heroes||Dec 20, 2019||Seoul|