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The UFC have confirmed that they’ll be bringing a UFC ‘Fight Night’ event to Portland on October 1st, and that means that starting from next weekend’s UFC 201 event they now have a total of 10 events scheduled in the space of 12 weeks.

To put it another way, that’s only two weekends without a UFC events in the space of three months. By way of contrast, in 2015 there were a total of 6 events over the same period, or one event every two weeks.

Remarkably, the schedule could get even more crammed soon, with UFC 204 still to be shoe-horned in somewhere, and October 8th having been suggested as a potential landing spot.

The aggressive schedule, which comes hot on the heels of the most hectic week of events in UFC history earlier this month, featuring 4 events in the space of seven days, is sure to bring back debate as to whether the company is in danger of oversaturation.

UFC event schedule (July 30th – October 15th 2016)

July 30th – UFC 201: Lawler vs. Woodley

August 6th – UFC Fight Night 92: Caceres vs. Rodriguez
August 20th – UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor
August 27th – UFC on FOX 21: Condit vs. Maia

September 3rd – UFC Fight Night 93: Arlovski vs. Barnett
September 10th – UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem
September 17th – UFC Fight Night 94: Poirier vs. Johnson
September 24th – UFC Fight Night 95: Brasilia

October 1st – UFC Fight Night 96: Portland
October 15th – UFC Fight Night 97: Philippines

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