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MMA events affected by COVID-19 pandemic




Cancelled or postponed events


The UFC had a number of high-octane fight cards lined up for the month of March and April. However, most unfortunate global outbreak of the coronavirus disease forced the promotion to cancel some of its events or postpone the rest for a later date. Given below is a list of all the UFC events that were either cancelled or postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic:


Event nameOriginal dateOriginal VenueRescheduled date and venue
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. HarrisApril 11, 2020Moda Center, PortlandYet to be announced
UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. RozenstruikMarch 28, 2020Nationwide Arena, ColombusYet to be announced
UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. EdwardsMarch 21, 2020O2 Arena, LondonYet to be announced

Scheduled events - UFC 249 (April 18)



Even though most of the UFC events scheduled for the month of March have been postponed or cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic, the most highly awaited awaited pay-per-view of 2020, UFC 249 is scheduled to go down on April 18.


Since reigning lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has decided to pull out of the main event against Tony Ferguson, it is now being reported that another top lightweight contender Justin Gaethje will step up on short notice to compete in the main event against Ferguson.

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