2022: Month in Sport


UFC 272
UFC 272

Covington vs Masvidal
5th March

World Snooker Tour
World Snooker Tour

Nirvana Turkish Masters
7th – 13th March

ATP 1000

BNP Paribas Open
10th – 20th March

FA Cup
FA Cup

Quarter Finals
19th March

THE PLAYERS Championship
THE PLAYERS Championship

10th – 13th March

World Golf Championships
WGC - Dell Technologies Match Play

23rd – 27th March


Title Matches Key Match Date
Scottish Premier League 18 Dundee United vs Heart of Midlothian 5th March
FA Cup 12 Middlesbrough vs Tottenham Hotspur 1st March
Eredivisie 27 AZ Alkmaar vs FC Twente 13th March
MLS 45 New York City vs Philadelphia 19th March

With the recent return of MLS and the next stages of the FA Cup, our football properties are once again offering fans a whole host of matches to engage with throughout March. In the FA Cup, the last 16 teams are battling it out in the fifth round at the start of the month before those who succeed will feature in the quarter finals on 19th March. Premier League giants including Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham are all still fighting for the trophy and are all travelling to Championship clubs for the fifth round. Having avoided each other so far, it looks like there could be some exciting action on display between the powerhouses in further rounds to come.


League Tournaments Date
ATP 1000 2 Tournaments – inc. BNP Paribas Open 10th – 20th March
UTR 22 Tournaments Continuous

The BNP Paribas Open is one of the biggest tennis events outside of the Grand Slams. Last year’s tournament brought in a record breaking number of views with over 23 million people tuning in, and the 2022 tournament is set to continue on the upward trajectory. Recent Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal will be playing at the tournament for the first time since 2019, looking to take his fourth Indian Wells title. However, most of this year’s top-10 players will be making an appearance, including Medvedev, Zverev and Tsitsipas who are all hoping to secure their maiden title in the desert, and so Nadal could be up for a challenge.


Tour Events Date
PGA Tour 7 events inc. THE PLAYERS Championship 10th – 13th March
DP World Tour 5 events inc. WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play 23rd – 27th March
LPGA Tour 4 events inc. the Chevron Championship 31st March – 3rd April

March brings a wealth of excitement to the global golf calendar, with both THE PLAYERS Championship and the first of this year’s four World Golf Championship events, The Dell Technologies Match Play. Both are seen as the highest ranked golf tournaments behind the four Majors and feature an array of the world’s greatest players. THE PLAYERS Championship will see the strongest players in the field reconvene at TPC Sawgrass, putting on a performance which will no doubt determine who to look out for at Austin Country Club later in the month.


League Matches Key Match
EuroLeague 49 Matches Real Madrid vs AX Armani Exchange Milan– 10th March
Liga ACB 47 Matches Valencia vs Barcelona – 5th March
Lega Basket Serie A 32 Matches Umana Venezia vs Virtus Bologna – 20th March

March is a hugely influential month in the EuroLeague calendar, as teams put their Final Four credentials to the test. The EuroLeague title cannot be won in March, but it certainly can be lost, and so with a further 49 games throughout the month, teams face a marathon run of matches whose results will be key to their playoff hopes. After Barcelona dominated last month’s El Clasico they have reclaimed their place at the top of the standings and the battle with Madrid to remain in the top spot continues.


Event Fight to watch Date
UFC 272 Covington vs Masvidal 5th March
UFC Fight Night Santos vs Ankalaev 12th March
UFC Fight Night Volkov vs Aspinall 19th March
UFC Fight Night Blaydes vs Daukaus 26th March

UFC once again brings a host of action throughout the month, including Fight Night’s return to London for the first time since before the pandemic. In UFC 272, fans will see the grudge match between former best friends turned rivals Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal. Both men have previously lost out in the welterweight title to current champion Kamaru Usman, and despite not being a title fight, both need to secure the win in a bid to stay relevant in the race.


Event No. of Matches
ICC Pathway Events 13 Matches inc. ICC Men’s CWC League 2

The qualification process for the 2023 Men’s World Cup continues this month in the United Arab Emirates, starting with UAE vs Oman on 5th March. Each set of fixtures takes place as a tri-series with each match played as one-day internationals. Oman are sitting at the top of the standings and look to take one of the three qualifying spots available in the World Cup, but who will fill the remaining two spaces looks yet to be seen.


Game Date
BetVictor Welsh Open 28th February – 6th March
Nirvana Turkish Masters 7th – 13th March
BetVictor Gibraltar Open 24th – 26th March

64 of snookers’ best players are battling it out for the £100,000 prize fund on offer at the Turkish Masters which start on 7th March. The first professional snooker event to take place in Turkey, 15 of the top 16 players will make an appearance at the new event, with the main draw currently featuring front-runners John Higgins and Mark Allen, and other snooker greats Judd Trump and Neil Robertson also hoping to secure their place.


Race Date
Pennzoil 400 6th March
Ruoff Mortgage 500 13th March
Fold of Honour QuikTrip 500 20th March
Daytona 500 20th February
Wise Power 400 27th February

NASCAR brings a further four races to fans this month after the Cup Series took off for another year at the end of February. The annual Folds of Honour QuikTrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway takes place on 20th March and although Austin Cindric took the first title of the series at last months Daytona 500, it is still all to play for this early on in the season.