Nevada grants UFC five more event permits for 2023 in Las Vegas

Nevada grants UFC five more event permits for 2023 in Las Vegas

Five more UFC events are officially on the docket for Las Vegas in 2023.

At a monthly Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) meeting Tuesday, the state granted the UFC five permits to hold cards in Las Vegas. The cards range from September to December, with three at the UFC Apex and two at T-Mobile Arena.

Should the string of recently approved UFC events be the only remaining ones in Las Vegas this year, the promotion will have held 21 cards there in 2023.

Scroll below to see the dates and locations for the five newly approved events.


UFC Fight Night – Sept. 16 – T-Mobile Arena

Sep 25, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Valentina Shevchenko pins Lauren Murphy to the cage/ during UFC 266 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The promotion’s Sept. 16 event shapes up to be a rare non-pay-per-view at T-Mobile Arena. UFC president Dana White recently revealed the intent is to have a Mexico-themed event, as the date coincides with Mexican Independence Day.

The current. Sept. 16 lineup includes:

  • Loopy Godinez vs. Sam Hughes

UFC Fight Night – Sept. 23 – UFC Apex

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 20: A general view of the Octagon cage during Dana White’s Contender Series season three week nine at the UFC Apex on August 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC)

The promotion returns to the UFC Apex on Sept. 23 with the fight card already starting to grow.

The current. Sept. 23 lineup includes:

  • Jake Collier vs. Valter Walker
  • Cody Durden vs. Bruno Silva

UFC Fight Night – Oct. 7 – UFC Apex

Another UFC Apex event is slated for Oct. 7. No fights have been announced for the event at this time.

UFC Fight Night – Nov. 18 – UFC Apex

The noted UFC Apex plays host to UFC on ESPN 45

No fights have been announced yet for the Nov. 18 event. It is the third publicly known November event the promotion is planning. The UFC is targeting a UFC Fight Night event for Nov. 4, expected to be headlined by Curtis Blaydes vs. Jailton Almeida. Additionally, Dana White said in April the promotion plans on continuing its November tradition of holding a pay-per-view at Madison Square Garden.

UFC (expected pay-per-view) – Dec. 16 – T-Mobile Arena

T-Mobile Arena

No fights have been announced for the UFC event Dec. 16, though all signs point to it being the promotion’s year-end pay-per-view event.

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