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After nearly two years of inactivity, former UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, will look to prove he’s still a legitimate threat to the 265-pound crown by taking on former division title contender, Francis Ngannou. Elsewhere on the card, which marks the promotion’s debut on ESPN, Aljamain Sterling and Jimmie Rivera collide for a spot in the 135-pound title chase.
Event: UFC on ESPN 1: “Ngannou vs. Velasquez”
Date: Sun., Feb. 17, 2019
Location: Talking Stick Resort & Casino in Phoenix, Arizona
Broadcast: ESPN, ESPN+
UFC on ESPN 1 Main Event:
265 lbs.: Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez
UFC on ESPN 1 Main Card (ESPN):
155 lbs.: Paul Felder vs. James Vick
115 lbs.: Cynthia Calvillo vs. Cortney Casey
145 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Kron Gracie
170 lbs.: Bryan Barberena vs. Vicente Luque
145 lbs.: Andre Fili vs. Myles Jury
UFC on ESPN 1 ‘Prelims’ Undercard (ESPN):
135 lbs.: Jimmie Rivera vs. Aljamain Sterling
135 lbs.: Manny Bermudez vs. Benito Lopez
125 lbs.: Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Andrea Lee
155 lbs.: Scott Holtzman vs. Nik Lentz
UFC on ESPN 1 ‘Prelims’ Undercard (ESPN+):
115 lbs. Jodie Esquibel vs. Jessica Penne
135 lbs.: Renan Barao vs. Luke Sanders
115 lbs.: Alexandra Albu vs. Emily Whitmire
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