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!
|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|