THE UFC HAS ANNOUNCED PLANS TO HOLD UP TO THREE EVENTS IN ASIA IN 2015, WITH JAPAN, CHINA, PHILIPPINES AND KOREA LISTED AS POTENTIAL MARKETS.

At a press conference on Monday afternoon in Las Vegas, UFC President Dana White and holders of most of the UFC’s belts – among them, Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Chris Weidman, – introduced “The Time is Now” campaign to the MMA world, along with a schedule of dates for 2015.

A total of 45 events were announced, 13 of which will be on pay-per-view and a further 32 being ‘Fight Night’ style shows.

First up is the anticipated Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier fight, to be held on 3 January at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. That event will be co-headlined by Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury.

While the organisation spelled out ambitious global expansion, with multiple events in Canada, Latin America, seven events in Brazil, up to six events in Europe and a potential return to Abu Dhabi, Asia remained steady with just three.

It is not yet known if Macau will be part of its Asia schedule.

UFC in 2015

UFC 182
Date/Site: Jan. 3, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.
Main event: Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier
Co-Main event: Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury

UFC Fight Night 59
Date/Site: Jan. 18, TD Garden in Boston, Mass.
Main event: Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver
Co-Main event: Benson Henderson vs. Eddie Alvarez

UFC on FOX 14
Date/Site: Jan. 24, Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden
Main event: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson
Co-Main event: Dan Henderson vs. Gegard Mousasi

UFC 183
Date/Site: Jan. 31, MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
Main event: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz

UFC Fight Night 60
Date/Site: Feb. 14, 1stBank Center, Broomfield, Colo
Main event: Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine

UFC Fight Night 61
Date/Site: Feb. 22, TBA in Brazil
Main event: TBA

UFC 184
Date/Site: Feb. 28, Staples Center, Los Angeles Calif.
Main event: Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort
Co-Main event: Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano

UFC Fight Night 62
Date/Site: March 7, TBA

UFC 185
Date/Site: March 14, TBA

UFC Fight Night 63
Date/Site: March 21, TBA

UFC Fight Night 64
Date/Site: April 4, TBA

UFC Fight Night 65
Date/Site: April 11, TBA

UFC Fight Night 66
Date/Site: April 18, TBA

UFC 186
Date/Site: April 25, TBA

UFC Fight Night 67
Date/Site: May 15, TBA

UFC Fight Night 68
Date/Site: May 16, TBA

UFC 187
Date/Site: May 23, TBA

UFC Fight Night 69
Date/Site: May 30, TBA

UFC Fight Night 70
Date/Site: June 6, TBA

UFC 188
Date/Site: June 13, TBA

UFC Fight Night 71
Date/Site: June 20, TBA

UFC Fight Night 72
Date/Site: June 27, TBA

UFC 189
Date/Site: July 11, TBA

UFC Fight Night 73
Date/Site: July 12, TBA

UFC Fight Night 74
Date/Site: July 15, TBA

UFC Fight Night 75
Date/Site: July 18

UFC Fight Night 76
Date/Site: TBA, TBA

UFC Fight Night 77
Date/Site: July 25, TBA

UFC 190
Date/Site: Aug. 1, TBA

UFC Fight Night 78
Date/Site: Aug. 8, TBA

UFC Fight Night 79
Date/Site: Aug. 23, TBA

UFC Fight Night 80
Date/Site: Aug. 29, TBA

UFC 191
Date/Site: Sept. 5, TBA

UFC Fight Night 81
Date/Site: Sept. 19, TBA

UFC Fight Night 82
Date/Site: Sept. 26

UFC Fight Night 83
Date/Site: TBA, TBA

UFC 192
Date/Site: Oct. 3, TBA

UFC Fight Night 84
Date/Site: Nov. 7

UFC 193
Date/Site: Nov. 14, TBA

UFC Fight Night 85
Date/Site: Nov. 21, TBA

UFC Fight Night 86
Date/Site: Nov. 28

UFC Fight Night 87
Date/Site: TBA, TBA

UFC 194
Date/Site: Dec. 5, TBA

UFC Fight Night 88
Date/Site: Dec. 12, TBA

UFC Fight Night 89
Date/Site: Dec. 19, TBA