UFC Schedule June 2018: Upcoming UFC Fights & Events

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will feature three events in the month of June, with three extra fight cards thanks to Dana White’s Contender Series. UFC 225 will be the lone pay-per-view of the month, while UFC Fight Night 131 and UFC Fight Night 132 take place on FOX Sports 1. Two titles will be on the line throughout the month, with Robert Whittaker defending his middleweight title against Yoel Romero and Colby Covington taking on former lightweight titleholder Rafael dos Anjos for the interim welterweight belt.
Who is set to enter the Octagon in June and when/where should you tune in to catch every second of the action? We have you covered with a full look at the UFC schedule for the next few weeks. All of the information you need to tune in can be seen below.


UFC Fight Night 131: Rivera vs. Moraes

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Event: UFC Fight Night 131: Rivera vs. Moraes
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2018
Location: Utica, New York
Venue: Adirondack Bank Center
Main Card Time: 10:00 p.m.
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1


The event will be headlined by a bantamweight clash between top contenders Jimmie Rivera and Marlon Moraes. In the co-main event, lightweights Gregor Gillespie and Vinc Pichel will go head-to-head. Bryan Barberena was initially slated to be on the card, but he was forced to withdraw due to an injury. Ben Saunders stepped up to replace Barberena and will now face Jake Ellenberger on the main card which airs on FOX Sports 1. Another shakeup took place on the preliminary card — also airing on FOX Sports 1 — when Leonardo Santos was forced to withdraw from his bout with Nik Lentz due to a hand injury. There is currently no word on a potential replacement for Santos in the lightweight bout.


UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2

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Event: UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2
Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Venue: United Center
Pay-Per-View Card Time: 10:00 P.M. EST
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1, Pay-per-view


In the main event, middleweight champion Robert Whittaker defends his title against Yoel Romero in a rematch of their bout from UFC 213, where Whittaker won the interim middleweight championship. Whittaker was later promoted to undisputed champion when Georges St-Pierre vacated the title due to ulcerative colitis following UFC 217. In the co-main event, top welterweight contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington go toe-to-toe in a bout that could determine the next challenger for the 170-pound title. Former Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson makes her long-awaited UFC debut on the night, taking on former women’s bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm. Phil “CM Punk” Brooks also returns to action for his sophomore appearance in the Octagon, taking on Mike Jackson.


Dana White’s Contender Series 9

Event: Alonzo Menifield vs. Dashawn Boatwright
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: The Ultimate Fighter Gym
Start Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Dana White’s Contender Series returns on June 12 with an event headlined by undefeated prospects Alonzo Menifield and Dashawn Boatwright. While Menifield vs. Boatwright is the headlining bout, most of the attention will be on a bout between former NFL players Greg Hardy and Austen Lane. Lane has compiled a professional record of 2-0, while Hardy, who has a controversial past and some serious domestic violence incidents, is making his pro-MMA debut.


Dana White’s Contender Series 10

Event: Matt Sayles vs. Yazan Hajeh
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: The Ultimate Fighter Gym
Start Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
Rising bantamweight prospects Matt Sayles and Yazan Hajeh headline the event. Sayles is a 6-1 fighter out of Alliance MMA, while the undefeated Hajeh trains out of Glory MMA & Fitness. Also on the card is the return of former Dana White Contender Series participant Ryan Spann, who suffered a knockout loss to Karl Roberson in just 15 seconds.


UFC Fight Night 132: Cowboy vs. Edwards

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Event: UFC Fight Night 132: Cowboy vs. Edwards
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Location: Kallang, Singapore
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Card Time: TBD
Broadcast: TBD


In the main event, fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone faces off against rising prospect Leon Edwards in a welterweight bout. The co-main event will be in the light heavyweight division, with Ovince Saint Preux taking on heavy-handed Tyson Pedro. Other fighters slated to participate in the event are Jessica Eye, Jessica-Rose Clark, Jake Mathews, and Matt Schnell.


Dana White’s Contender Series 11

Event: Antonina Shevchenko vs. Silvana Juarez
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: The Ultimate Fighter Gym
Start Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass
One of the most exciting prospects to take part in Dana White’s Contender Series in the month of June is Antonina Shevchenko, the sister of former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko, as she puts her perfect record on the line against Silvana Juarez. Also on the card is Julian Erosa, who will be getting his second crack in the UFC after going 1-1 in his first stint.

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