The UFC recently teased a special announcement to members of the media with a “save the date” request for Monday, Nov. 17, in Las Vegas.
On Wednesday, company officials revealed at least a portion of the plans for the special event, revealing that Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey, Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva, Conor McGregor, Lyoto Machida, Nick Diaz, and more of the UFC’s biggest stars would convene in Sin City for the announcement.
The event, entitled “The Time is Now,” which is free and open to the public, will take place at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts at 2 p.m. PT on Monday, Nov. 17, and will be streamed live.
The UFC’s biggest stars will help the company promote not only a two-month slate of events already revealed, but also the promotion’s entire 2015 calendar of events.
The promotion has never before revealed its entire schedule for an entire year at one time.
That’s quite a bit of information in and of itself, but UFC officials also teased there would be an addition “very special announcement,” but gave no hints to what it might be.
“The Time is Now” launch includes:
UFC Fight Night 58
Saturday, Dec. 20
Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri in Sao Paulo
Lyoto Machida vs. C.B. Dollaway
UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier
Saturday, Jan. 3
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier
UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver
Sunday, Jan. 18
TD Garden in Boston
Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver
UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz
Saturday, Jan. 31
MGM Grand in Las Vegas
Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz
UFC 184: Weidman vs. Belfort
Saturday, Feb. 28
Staples Center in Los Angeles
Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort
Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano