Beginning August 9 in Philadelphia for UFC 133 and ending nine events, 103 days and 16,268 miles later November 19 in San Jose for UFC 139, the UFC will have helped decided the future of the sport. As the leaders in the world of mixed martial arts, the UFC can swing public opinion and shape the sport like no other. These 20 matchups are not only some of the best of the year, they could help give the UFC the boost it needs to expand their brand even more.
With negotiations for a new TV/media deal in the works, the UFC could be greatly aided by high PPV sales and national buzz from a series of great fights while also being hurt by flops. This is a slideshow giving you, in order, the most important 20 UFC related events over what could be the company and sport's most important 103 days for the next decade.