The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced this weekend that UFC International Fight Week will take place this fall and coincide with UFC 266 in September.
According to a release, UFC Fight Week will be held from September 21 through 25 in Las Vegas.
The week of festivities will include the 2020 UFC Hall of Fame class induction ceremony, meet and greets, autograph sessions, and much more. The week will be capped off by the UFC 266 pay-per-view headlined by a featherweight title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega, who are coaching the current season of The Ultimate Fighter on ESPN+.
The release reads:
“UFC® today announced that the 9th Annual UFC International Fight Week™ will take place in Las Vegas from Tuesday, September 21, through Saturday, September 25, headlined by UFC® 266: VOLKANOVSKI vs. ORTEGA, presented by Modelo. The event-filled week will also include the traditional 2020 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and a two-day, interactive UFC Fan Experience®.The prestigious 2020 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Toyo Tires® will be held on Thursday, September 23, and will honor specific achievements and contributions to UFC and the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.
“In addition, on Friday, September 24, and continuing on Saturday, September 25, fans will be able to take part in an easily accessible and fully interactive, free, two-day UFC Fan Experience that will feature meet and greets, autograph sessions, and partner activations that provide unprecedented access to UFC champions, top-ranked contenders, Hall of Famers, and other UFC personalities.”
The current UFC 266 lineup (subject to change) can be seen below.
- Champ Alexander Volkaovski vs. Brian Ortega – for featherweight title
- Champ Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy – for women’s flyweight title
- Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler – five-round non-title fight
- Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
- Jessica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo
- Uros Medic vs. Jalin Turner
- Merab Dvalishvilil vs. Marlon Moraes
- Roxanne Modafferi vs. Tatiana Suarez
- Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva