December 2016 Sporting Events Calendar

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Ah December – a lame month when it comes to being a sports fan.

I mean that’s not entirely true. Throughout December we continue to have the likes of the NHL, the NBA, Soccer and of course the NFL. It’s just lacking in a LOT of sports and there’s nothing too notable. Although there is of course the 2016 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations – who ISN’T looking forward to that???

However here are what we’ve scrounged up in regard to notable sporting events for the month of December in 2016.


Here are the boxing events for December 2016:

December 3rd: Murat Gassiev vs Denis Lebedev (World Cruiserweight Title)
December 3rd: Gamal Yafai vs Emmanuel Quartey (Commonwealth Super Bantamweight Title)
December 3rd: Reynaldo Ojeda vs Roman Martinez
December 10th: Jesus Andres Cuellar vs Abner Mares
December 10th: John Molina Jr. vs Terence Crawford (WBC WBO Super Lightweight Titles)
December 16th: Vyacheslav Shabranskyy vs Sullivan Barrera
December 17th: Takashi Miura vs Orlando Salido (Interm WBC Super Featherweight Title)
December 17th: Joe Smith Jr vs Bernard Hopkins


December 3rd: Australian PGA Championship (European Tour), Nedbank Golf Challenge (European Tour)


The 20167 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships begin on December 26th, 2016 and go until January 5th, 2017.

Horse Racing:

The King George VI Chase Meeting in Kempton is on the 26th and 27th of December.

Mixed Martial Arts:

December 2nd: Bellator 166 featuring Eduardo Dantas vs Joe Warren
December 3rd: TUF Finale featuring Demetrious Johnson versus his next victim.
December 3rd: Bellator 167 featuring Pat Curran vs John Teixeira
December 9th: UFC Fight Night: Shamil Abdurahimov vs Derrick Lewis
December 10th: UFC 206 featuring Anthony Johnson vs Daniel Cormier.
December 10th: Bellator 168 featuring Melvin Manhoef vs Rafael Carvalho II
December 16th: Bellator 169 featuring Satoshi Isii vs King Mo
December 17th: UFC on Fox 22 – Paige VanZant vs Michelle Waterson and Mickey Gall vs Sage Northcutt.
December 30th: UFC 207: Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey.
December 31st: WSOF 34 featuring Justin Gaethje vs Joao Zeferino and Jon Fitch vz Jake Shields.


Last games of the Champions League Group Stage are December 6th-7th.


The WWE has two PPVs in December. On December 4th the Smackdown band has TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs and on December 18th, WWE RAW has Roadblock.