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The final two months of the year are heating up with memorable moments that should stand the test of time inside the UFC Octagon. Islam Makhachev, the pupil of former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, cemented himself as UFC lightweight champion with a second-round submission over Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 on Oct. 22. August played host to a leading candidate for upset of the year. Leon Edwards, likely on his way to losing a decision, shocked the world with a head-kick knockout of pound-for-pound great Kamaru Usman in the final minute of their UFC welterweight title fight.

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Next up is UFC 281, which takes place on Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Two title bouts take place on the card, with Israel Adesanya defending the middleweight title against former kickboxing rival Alex Pereira and Carla Esparza putting the women’s strawweight title up for grabs against former champion Weili Zhang.

After that is a trip back home to Las Vegas for UFC when heavyweights collide inside the Apex facility as Derrick Lewis takes on Serghei Spivac. The veteran slugger will look to bounce back from two straight knockout losses and three in his last four outings. Spivac, meanwhile, has won five of his last six appearances with two straight knockout wins.

Take a look below at the current UFC event schedule for 2022. Be sure to check back in on this page when we have more information on upcoming UFC events throughout the year. 

Upcoming UFC Schedule

UFC 281 Nov. 12 Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Alex Pereira Middleweight title New York ESPN+ PPV
UFC Fight Night Nov. 19 Derrick Lewis vs. Serghei Spivac Heavyweights Las Vegas ESPN+
UFC Fight Night Dec. 3 Stephen Thompson vs. Kevin Holland Welterweights Orlando ESPN
UFC 282 Dec. 10 Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira Light heavyweight title Las Vegas ESPN+ PPV
UFC Fight Night Dec. 17 Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland Middleweights Las Vegas ESPN+

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