January 2021 Sporting Events Calendar

New year, new sports schedule.

This month is jam-packed with some big events highlighted by the NFL Playoffs and the College Football Championship game between Ohio State and Alabama. We’ll see the first three rounds of the NFL playoffs as we get ready for the Super Bowl on February 7th.

January will be a big month in the world of combat sports as well with Conor McGregor making his return to the octagon on January 23rd against Dustin Poirier. There is tons of boxing as well as some of the biggest pro wrestling events of the year, WWE Royal Rumble and New Japan Pro Wrestling Wrestle Kingdom 15.

All this plus the NHL will start their new season on January 13th, plenty of golf events, and much more. Let’s take a look at the full Sporting Events Calendar for January 2021.


We will learn who the next baseball players to be immortalized in the Hall of Fame will be on January 26th.

January 26: Hall of Fame voting results announced

Basketball – NBA:

The NBA is in full swing and this month has some really great match-ups on national TV. Look out for Celtics versus Sixers on January 20th. Another great game will take place the next day with the Lakers and Bucks on January 21st.

January 6: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat
January 6: Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors
January 7: Philadelphia 76ers at Brooklyn Nets
January 7: Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets
January 8: Charlotte Hornets at New Orleans Pelicans
January 8: Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors
January 13: Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks
January 13: New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Clippers
January 14: Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers
January 14: Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets
January 15: Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks
January 15: New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers
January 20: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers
January 20: Phoenix Suns at Houston Rockets
January 21: Los Angeles Lakers at Milwaukee Bucks
January 21: New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz
January 22: Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers
January 22: Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns
January 27: Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers
January 27: Minnesota Timberwolves at Golden State Warriors
January 28: Los Angeles Clippers at Miami Heat
January 28: Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets
January 29: Milwaukee Bucks at New Orleans Pelicans
January 29: Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz


January 2: Luke Campbell vs. Ryan Garcia
January 20: Patrick Cora vs. Hurshidbek Normatov
January 22: Karim Guerfi vs. Lee McGregor
January 23: Adam Richards vs. Angelo Leo
January 30: David Avanesyan vs. Josh Kelly
January 30: Artur Beterbiev vs. Adam Deines
January 30: Caleb Truax vs. Caleb Plant


January 3: 2021 PDC World Darts Championship Finals


This is a big month of NFL action as we have the final week of the season followed by the playoffs. We will also see a college football champion crowned in the big CFP National Championship Game on January 11th.

January 9: AFC/NFC Wild Card Games
January 10: AFC/NFC Wild Card Games
January 11: CFP National Championship Game – Ohio State vs. Alabama
January 16: AFC Divisional Round
January 16: NFC Divisional Round
January 17: AFC Divisional Round
January 17: NFC Divisional Round
January 24: NFC Championship Game
January 24: AFC Championship Game

Golf – PGA:

January 7-10: Sentry Tournament of Champions
January 14-17: Sony Open in Hawaii
January 21-24: The American Express
January 28-31: Farmers Insurance Open

Golf – LPGA:

January 21-24: Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions

Golf – European Tour:

January 21-24: Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
January 28-31: Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Golf – Champions Tour:

January 16-18: Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai


The NHL is back starting January 13th.

January 13: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
January 13: Chicago at Tampa Bay
January 13: St. Louis at Colorado
January 17: Washington at Pittsburgh
January 18: Vancouver at Calgary
January 20: Edmonton at Toronto
January 24: Detroit at Chicago
January 27: Chicago at Nashville
January 28: Los Angeles at Minnesota

Mixed Martial Arts:

We return to Fight Island this month with a big fight between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar as well as Neil Magny vs. Michael Chiesa. Then UFC 257 finishes the month with Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor.

January 16: UFC Fight Island 7
January 20: UFC Fight Island 8
January 23: UFC 257

Soccer – Premier League:

A huge month of Premier League action is on the docket. Liverpool and Manchester United have been dominated the season thus far while Fulham and West Bromwich Albion fight to avoid relegation.

January 3: Burnley v Fulham
January 3: Newcastle v Leicester
January 3: Chelsea v Man City
January 4: Southampton v Liverpool

January 12: Sheffield United v Newcastle
January 12: Wolves v Everton
January 13: Man City v Brighton
January 13: Aston Villa v Tottenham
January 14: Arsenal v Crystal Palace
January 15: Fulham v Chelsea
January 16: Wolves v West Brom
January 16: Leeds v Brighton
January 16: West Ham v Burnley
January 16: Aston Villa v Everton
January 16: Leicester v Southampton

January 17: Sheffield United v Tottenham
January 17: Liverpool v Man Utd
January 17: Man City v Crystal Palace
January 18: Arsenal v Newcastle
January 19: West Ham v West Brom
January 19: Leicester v Chelsea
January 20: Leeds v Southampton
January 20: Fulham v Man Utd
January 21: Liverpool v Burnley
January 26: Brighton v Fulham
January 26: Newcastle v Leeds
January 26: Southampton v Arsenal
January 26: West Brom v Man City

January 27: Burnley v Aston Villa
January 27: Chelsea v Wolves
January 27: Crystal Palace v West Ham
January 27: Everton v Leicester
January 27: Man Utd v Sheffield United
January 28: Tottenham v Liverpool
January 30: Everton v Newcastle
January 30: Chelsea v Burnley
January 30: Crystal Palace v Wolves
January 30: Man City v Sheffield United
January 30: West Brom v Fulham
January 30: Arsenal v Man Utd
January 30: Southampton v Aston Villa
January 31: Brighton v Tottenham
January 31: Leicester v Leeds
January 31: West Ham v Liverpool


The year of tennis kicks off with two events this month as everyone in tennis looks to prepare for the first grand slam of the year, the Australian Open, in February.

January 5-13: Abu Dhabi Women’s Tennis Open
January 7-13: ATP Delray Beach Open


January is a huge month for pro wrestling with the biggest wrestling event of the year for New Japan Pro Wrestling and one of the most popular events of the year in WWE’s Royal Rumble.

January 4-5:NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15
January 6: NJPW New Year Dash
January 16: Impact Hard to Kill
January 30: NJPW The New Beginning in Nagoya
January 31: WWE Royal Rumble

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