2018 in UFC

The year 2018 is the 26th year in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts promotion based in the United States and founded in November 1993. This year, the UFC celebrated its 25th anniversary, and an anniversary event was held on November 10, 2018 in Denver, Colorado, the city where the historical UFC 1 was held.[1]

2018 in UFC
A poster or logo for 2018 in UFC.
Information
First dateJanuary 14
Last dateDecember 29
Events
Total events39
UFC13
UFC on Fox5
TUF Finale events2
Fights
Total fights473
Title fights18
Chronology
2017 in UFC 2018 in UFC 2019 in UFC

Title fightsEdit

Title fights in 2018
Weight class Method Round Time Event Notes
Light Heavyweight Daniel Cormier (c) def. Volkan Oezdemir TKO (punches) 2 2:00 UFC 220 [a]
Heavyweight Stipe Miocic (c) def. Francis Ngannou Decision (unanimous) (50-44, 50-44, 50-44) 5 5:00 UFC 220 [b]
Middleweight Yoel Romero def. Luke Rockhold KO (punches) 3 1:48 UFC 221 [c]
Women's Featherweight Cris Cyborg (c) def Yana Kunitskaya TKO (punches) 1 3:25 UFC 222 [d]
Women's Strawweight Rose Namajunas (c) def Joanna Jędrzejczyk Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 UFC 223 [e]
Lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov def Al Iaquinta Decision (unanimous) (50-44, 50-43, 50-43) 5 5:00 UFC 223 [f]
Women's Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (c) def. Raquel Pennington TKO (punches) 5 2:36 UFC 224 [g]
Welterweight Colby Covington def. Rafael dos Anjos Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 UFC 225 [h]
Heavyweight Daniel Cormier def. Stipe Miocic (c) KO (punches) 1 4:33 UFC 226 [i]
Flyweight Henry Cejudo def. Demetrious Johnson (c) Decision (split) (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) 5 5:00 UFC 227 [j]
Bantamweight T.J. Dillashaw (c) def. Cody Garbrandt TKO (knee and punches) 1 4:17 UFC 227 [k]
Welterweight Tyron Woodley (c) def. Darren Till Submission (D'Arce choke) 2 4:19 UFC 228 [l]
Lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) def. Conor McGregor Submission (neck crank) 4 3:03 UFC 229 [m]
Heavyweight Daniel Cormier (c) def. Derrick Lewis Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:14 UFC 230 [n]
Women's Flyweight Valentina Shevchenko def. Joanna Jędrzejczyk Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) 5 5:00 UFC 231 [o]
Featherweight Max Holloway (c) def. Brian Ortega TKO (doctor stoppage) 4 5:00 UFC 231 [p]
Women's Featherweight Amanda Nunes def. Cris Cyborg (c) KO (punch) 1 0:51 UFC 232 [q]
Light Heavyweight Jon Jones def. Alexander Gustafsson TKO (punches) 3 2:02 UFC 232 [r]

The Ultimate FighterEdit

The following The Ultimate Fighter seasons are scheduled for broadcast in 2018:

Season Finale Division Winner Runner-up Ref
TUF 27: Undefeated July 6, 2018 Lightweight Mike Trizano Joe Giannetti [2]
Featherweight Brad Katona Jay Cucciniello [2]
TUF 28: Heavy Hitters November 30, 2018 Heavyweight Juan Francisco Espino Dieppa Justin Frazier [3]
Women's Featherweight Macy Chiasson Pannie Kianzad [4]

Debut UFC fightersEdit

The following fighters fought their first UFC fight in 2018:

Events ListEdit

# Event Date Venue Location Attendance Ref.
463 UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 December 29, 2018 The Forum Inglewood, California, U.S. 15,862 [5]
462 UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2 December 15, 2018 Fiserv Forum Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. 9,010 [6]
461 UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega December 8, 2018 Scotiabank Arena Toronto, Ontario, Canada 19,039 [7]
460 UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa December 2, 2018 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, Australia 8,652 [8]
459 The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale November 30, 2018 Pearl Theatre Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 2,020 [9]
458 UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 November 25, 2018 Cadillac Arena Beijing, China 10,302 [10]
457 UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. Ponzinibbio November 17, 2018 Estadio Luna Park Buenos Aires, Argentina 10,245 [11]
456 UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs. Rodríguez November 10, 2018 Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado, U.S. 11,426 [12]
455 UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis November 3, 2018 Madison Square Garden New York City, New York, U.S. 17,011 [13]
454 UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith October 27, 2018 Moncton Event Centre Moncton, New Brunswick 6,282 [14]
453 UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor October 6, 2018 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 20,034 [15]
452 UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders September 22, 2018 Ginásio do Ibirapuera São Paulo, Brazil 9,485 [16]
451 UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oliynyk September 15, 2018 Olimpiyskiy Arena Moscow, Russia 22,603 [17]
450 UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till September 8, 2018 American Airlines Arena Dallas, Texas, U.S 14,073 [18]
449 UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick August 25, 2018 Pinnacle Bank Arena Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S. 6,409 [19]
448 UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2 August 4, 2018 Staples Center Los Angeles, California, U.S. 17,794 [20]
447 UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 July 28, 2018 Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, Alberta, Canada 10,603 [21]
446 UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith July 22, 2018 Barclaycard Arena Hamburg, Germany 7,798 [22]
445 UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Ivanov July 14, 2018 CenturyLink Arena Boise, Idaho U.S. 5,648 [23]
444 UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier July 7, 2018 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 17,464 [24]
443 The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Finale July 6, 2018 Pearl Theater Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 2,123 [25]
442 UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards June 23, 2018 Singapore Indoor Stadium Kallang, Singapore 6,419 [26]
441 UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2 June 9, 2018 United Center Chicago, Illinois, U.S. 18,117 [27]
440 UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes June 1, 2018 Adirondack Bank Center Utica, New York, U.S. 5,063 [28]
439 UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till May 27, 2018 Echo Arena Liverpool, England 8,520 [29]
438 UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman May 19, 2018 Movistar Arena Santiago, Chile 11,082 [30]
437 UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington May 12, 2018 Jeunesse Arena Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 10,696 [31]
436 UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee April 21, 2018 Boardwalk Hall Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. 9,541 [32]
435 UFC on Fox: Poirier vs. Gaethje April 14, 2018 Gila River Arena Glendale, Arizona, U.S. 11,382 [33]
434 UFC 223: Khabib vs. Iaquinta April 7, 2018 Barclays Center Brooklyn, New York, U.S. 17,026 [34]
433 UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov March 17, 2018 The O2 Arena London, England, U.K. 16,274 [35]
432 UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya March 3, 2018 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. 12,041 [36]
431 UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens February 24, 2018 Amway Center Orlando, Florida, U.S. 10,124 [37]
430 UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros February 18, 2018 Frank Erwin Center Austin, Texas, U.S. 10,502 [38]
429 UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold February 11, 2018 Perth Arena Perth, Australia 12,437 [39]
428 UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Anders February 3, 2018 Arena Guilherme Paraense Belém, Brazil 10,144 [40]
427 UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2 January 27, 2018 Spectrum Center Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. 10,249 [41]
426 UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou January 20, 2018 TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. 16,015 [42]
425 UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs. Choi January 14, 2018 Scottrade Center St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. 10,052 [43]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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