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Can we see her smile again in the octagon this 2016?Reuters

If 2015 was spectacular, expect 2016 to be a blockbuster of sorts for UFC. Of course, we do have the MMA promotion's landmark event UFC 200 happening this year itself, and anticipation is at an all-time high.

When will Ronda Rousey return after her shock defeat at the hands of Holly Holm? Will GSP finally make a return to the octagon? Will Jon Jones be finally taking what has been his? What next for Conor McGregor? All these questions are set to be answered this year.

The year 2016 could definitely see the debut of former pro-wrestling star Phil Brooks aka "CM Punk" in the UFC, and we might also find upcoming stars like Sage Northcutt taking it to the next level in the octagon. That's the best thing about it. Anything can be expected!

UFC has come a long way since its inception in 1993. This is the 26th edition of the biggest MMA promotion company in the world. UFC President Dana White knowingly, and at times even unknowingly, made 2015 one of the best years in the history of the business, with two landmark PPVs at the end of the year.

If the defeat of Ronda Rousey at the main event of UFC 193 sent shockwaves around the world, the 14-second KO win by Conor McGregor at the main event of UFC 194 against Jose Aldo was another milestone.

The year 2016 will be nothing short of an extravaganza for the UFC. Here is the schedule of events this year. None of these are missable!

Event  Date Main event Venue Location
UFC 195 2 Jan, 2016 Michael Bisping (C) vs Carlos Condit MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas
UFC Fight Night  17 Jan, 2016 TJ Dillashaw (C) vs Dominick Cruz TD Arena Boston
UFC on Fox 30 Jan, 2016 Anthony Johnson vs Ryan Bader Prudential Centre Newark
UFC 196 6 Feb, 2016 Fabricio Werdum (C) vs Cain Velasquez MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas
UFC Fight Night  21 Feb, 2016 Undecided Consol Centre Pittsburg
UFC Fight Night 27 Feb, 2016 Anderson Silva vs Michael Bisping O2 Arena London
UFC 197 5 Mar, 2016 Undecided TBA TBA
UFC Fight Night 20 Mar, 2016 Undecided Brisbane Centre Brisbane
UFC 198 23 Apr, 2016 Undecided Madison Square Garden New York
UFC 200 9 July, 2016 Undecided Las Vegas Arena Las Vegas
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