UFC Release Entire 2015 Event Calendar
November 19, 2014
In a global press conference held in Las Vegas, cough the home of UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, released event dates and locations for an entire calendar year of 2015 for the first time.
Event dates, locations and main event headliners due to take place during the next 90 days, were revealed by UFC President Dana White and UFC Chairman & CEO Lorenzo Fertitta who sat alongside some of the UFC’s top athelets at the global press conference.
The unveiled 2015 schedule includes 13 numbered events and 32 UFC Fight Nights, which is broken down into 13 events on Pay-Per-View, four UFC Fight Nights on FOX, 18 UFC Fight Nights on FOX Sports 1 and 10 events exclusively live on UFCFIGHTPASS.com. For more information visit: UFC.
Specifically for Europe, Middle East and Africa, the UFC is planning to increase the number of events in 2015 focusing on targeting returns to successful markets such as UK, Ireland, Germany, and Sweden and highlighting potential new markets including Holland, Poland and Russia, plus a possible return to Abu Dhabi.
First on the roster for EMEA in 2015 is the highly anticipated UFC FIGHT NIGHT: GUSTAFSSON vs. JOHNSON. History will be made when Swedish superstar and No. 1 ranked light heavyweight contender Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson meets No. 3 ranked knockout artist Anthony “Rumble” Johnson on Saturday, Jan. 24 in Stockholm, Sweden to determine the next UFC® light heavyweight title challenger.
The bout will take place in front of more than 30,000 fans at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, marking just the second major stadium event in UFC history and the first in Europe, with tickets on sale Friday 28th November.
Approximately half of the 2015 events will happen in the US, with six events scheduled to take place in Las Vegas. Canada will host 3-5 events with target markets such as Toronto, Montreal and Calgary, Latin America will host two events with a return to Mexico City. Brazil will deliver seven events including 1 pay per view, while Australia will host 1-2 events. Asia’s target markets are Japan, China, Philippines and Korea and will host 2-3 events.