August 2019 UFC Fight Calendar
Aug 6, 2019August started off with a memorable UFC Main Card Event, Covington vs Lawler on Saturday August 3rd. Which saw Colby Covington score a DEC win in Round 5 against Robbie Lawler. The rest of August is slated to be just as exciting. See below for upcoming UFC Event details, athlete information and where to watch.
Shevchenko vs Carmouche 2, Saturday August 10th at 8pm EDT on ESPN+
Fresh from a spectacular win against Jessica Eye, UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will make the second defense of her title against No. 3-ranked contender Liz Carmouche in the main event of UFC’s first trip to Uruguay’s capital city. In 2010, Carmouche scored a second-round TKO over Shevchenko when both were rising MMA prospects, handing the “Bullet” her first career loss. Since then, Shevchenko has ascended to the top of the sport, winning the 125-pound title in 2018 against Joanna Jedrzejczyk and then successfully defending the crown with a head-kick knockout of Jessica Eye. This August, she seeks to even the score against Carmouche, winner of two straight as well as a former bantamweight title challenger and the one of the first women to compete in the Octagon.
UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs Carmouche 2 – Saturday, August 10 live from Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Cormier vs Miocic 2, Saturday August 17th at 10pm EDT on PPV
In the summer of 2018, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier shocked the world when he defeated Stipe Miocic, making history by adding the heavyweight title to his trophy case. On August 17, Miocic gets his chance to even the score with the two-time Olympian as he attempts to regain his title from Cormier in the highly-anticipated main event of UFC 241. Owner of the record for most consecutive successful heavyweight title defenses in UFC history, Miocic defeated Alistair Overeem, Junior Dos Santos and Francis Ngannou during his reign before Cormier upset him at UFC 226. “DC,” who later relinquished his light heavyweight crown to focus on his heavyweight belt, defeated Derrick Lewis in his first defense, and now he’s looking to make it two straight wins over Miocic this summer. Plus, a stacked undercard features the return of Nate Diaz against surging former world champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis and an explosive middleweight showdown pitting Olympic silver medalist Yoel Romero against Brazilian powerhouse Paulo Costa.
UFC 241: Cormier vs Miocic 2 – Saturday, August 17 live from Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Andrade vs Zhang, Saturday August 31st at 10pm EDT on ESPN+
Fresh from her stirring victory over Rose Namajunas in May, Jessica Andrade will make the first defense of her UFC strawweight title when she travels to Shenzhen, China to battle top contender Weili Zhang at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre Arena on August 31. The first Chinese fighter to challenge for a UFC title, Zhang is getting this opportunity at the perfect time as she has won 19 consecutive fights, a stretch that includes three Octagon victories. But she will be in tough with Brazil’s Andrade, whose punishing style has led her to seven victories and a world championship at 115 pounds.
UFC Fight Night: Jessica Andrade vs Weili Zhang – Saturday, August 31 live from Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, China