March 2020 UFC Fight Calendar
Mar 11, 2020March has started off to a rocky start especially for sporting events and large gatherings. The NBA has suspended the season after a player tested positive for coronavirus and many other large public events and gatherings have either canceled or postponed. Dana White made a big announcement on March 12th that two events scheduled to take place at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio would be relocated to the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, but the dates would remain unchanged. These two events, one on March 28th and the other April 11th will proceed with only essential personnel in attendance and without spectators.
Despite the shake-ups caused by safety concerns and the spread of coronavirus, March is lined up with some amazing fights. All of which can be viewed from the isolated safety of your home! Read for the rest of March's events with in-depth looks at the fighters.
UFC Fight Night Lee vs Oliveira
3.14.20 / 6:00 PM EDT / ESPN & ESPN+
Following a triumphant return to the lightweight division, Kevin Lee will look to keep the momentum going on March 14 when he faces surging contender Charles Oliveira in the five-round main event of UFC Fight Night at Ginasio Nilson Nelson in Brasilia, Brazil. After a one-fight foray to the welterweight division, Lee scored a head kick knockout of Gregor Gillespie in his return to 155 pounds last November, looking better than ever in the process. He will need to remain on point in March, as Sao Paulo’s Oliveira has won six straight, finishing each of his opponents before the final horn.
UFC Fight Night: Lee vs Oliveira – Saturday, March 14 live from Ginasio Nilson Nelson Arena in Brasilia, Brazil.
UFC Fight Night Woodley vs Edwards
3.21.20 / 4:00 PM EDT / ESPN+
UFC returns to the UK where welterweight star Tyron Woodley fights Britain's Leon Edwards. After This is Woodley's chance to make a comeback after his loss against Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 last year. But he faces a tough component, Leon 'Rocky' Edwards, who has won eight fights in a row and will be fighting in his hometown.
UFC Fight Night Ngannou vs Rozenstruik
3.28.20 / 7:00 PM EDT / ESPN
The UFC’s return to Las Vegas on March 28 will be headlined by what promises to be one of the most explosive heavyweight bouts in recent years, as knockout artists Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik collide in a main event scheduled for five rounds. Fresh from a trio of knockout wins over Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos, the No. 2-ranked Ngannou has few opponents lining up to fight him, but the exception has been the unbeaten Rozenstruik, who has gone 4-0 with four knockouts in his first year in the UFC, earning him a number five ranking and the biggest fight of his career in March.
UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs Rozenstruik – Saturday, March 28 live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas