December 2018 Sporting Events Calendar

December is not quite as busy as other months due to the holidays, but there is still a ton of good sports option to watch all month long.

The NBA and NHL seasons are both in full swing and really start to ramp things up in December. The NBA’s Christmas Day games are always considered to be the sort of “unofficial” start to the season and there are some great ones this year including LeBron James and the Lakers facing off against the Warriors.

There are also some huge UFC events as well as Bellator and a few marquee boxing fights.

There is always plenty of sports to watch and December is no different. Check out our complete calendar of December sporting events below:


The NBA season rolls on with some great match-ups in December, including the Christmas Day games.

December 6: Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz
December 25: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets
December 25: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics
December 25: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors
December 25: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz

December will also see some great non-conference college basketball action.

December 8: Xavier vs. Cincinnati
December 8: Oklahoma vs. Wichita State
December 9: Tenessee vs. Gonzaga
December 15: Kansas vs. Villanova
December 15: Gonzaga vs. North Carolina
December 21: Oregon vs. Baylor
December 22: North Carolina vs. Kentucky
December 29: Louisville vs. Kentucky


December 1: Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk
December 1: Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder
December 8: Jose Pedraza vs. Vaysl Lomachenko
December 8: Brian Vera vs. Sena Agbeko
December 15: Saul Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding
December 22: Josh Warrington vs. Carl Frampton


December 14-16: UCI Track Cycling World Cup


December 13-January 1: PDC World Championships


The NFL will be entering the final months of the season in December with playoff implications on the line. There will be a lot of big games, but these are some of the best the month has to offer:

December 2: Minnesota Vikings vs. New England Patriots
December 16: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams
December 16: New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers


European Tour
December 7-10: Joburg Open

Champions Tour
December 14-16: PNC Father Son Challenge


December 4: Colorado Avalanche vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
December 4: Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Washingon Capitals
December 13: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
December 18: San Jose Sharks vs. Minnesota Wild
December 23: Los Angeles Kings vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights

Horse Racing:

December 9: Hong Kong Cup
December 26: King George VI Chase

Mixed Martial Arts:

December 1: UFC Fight Night: Dos Santos vs. Tuivasa
December 8: UFC 231
December 15: UFC on Fox 31
December 15: Bellator 211: Macfarlane vs. Letourneau
December 29: UFC 232 (Cyborg vs. Nunes, Jones vs. Gustafsson)


December 8-9: 2019 South Africa Sevens


December 2: European Qualifiers group stage draw
December 6: UEFA Executive Committee meeting
December 11-12: UEFA Champions League group stage, matchday six
December 13: UEFA Europa League group stage, matchday six
December 17: UEFA Champions League round of 16
December 17: UEFA Europa League round of 32 draws


December 14: ROH Final Battle 2018
December 16: WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs