In general, major sporting events don’t clash, as the organisers will do their best to make sure as many eyes as possible are available to watch whatever it is they’re planning.
However, sometimes clashes can happen, and it looks like WWE and UFC’s schedules are about to clash, as WWE has made the decision to move all of WWE’s biggest shows to Saturday nights, when UFC runs all of its shows, too.
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer pointed out SummerSlam will be going head-to-head with a UFC show, and he expects another schedule conflict in November.
Regarding UFC and WWE going head-to-head, this will happen more frequently because Nick Khan wants to move WWE big shows from Sunday to Saturday, ironically at the same time Tony Khan is moving AEW from Saturday to Sunday (except against the NFL). Since UFC runs almost every Saturday, that will mean more conflicts. On 7/30 for SummerSlam, there will be a UFC PPV head-to-head. I believe there will also be a conflict on 10/8 and also in November.
Time will tell as to whether this will cause a decrease in WWE’s Premium Live Event viewership, and if this will cause yet further schedule changes in the future.
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