UFC’s First All-ESPN Card Set For This Sunday With Cain Velasquez Returning
We are a month-plus into the new deal between the UFC and ESPN, and for the first time, we’ll get an all-ESPN main card.
The event, set for Phoenix and the Talking Stick Resort Arena, features the return of former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez vs. Francis Ngannou.
Also, James Vick battles Paul Felder, Cortney Casey takes on Cynthia Calvillo, Alex Caceres meets Kron Gracie and Andre Fili faces off against Myles Jury.
Six main card bouts and four more prelims air live on ESPN, with three fights starting the night on ESPN+.
Below is the current fight card:
MAIN CARD (ESPN/9 p.m. ET)
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Heavyweight: Cain Velasquez vs. Francis Ngannou
Lightweight: James Vick vs. Paul Felder
Strawweight: Cortney Casey vs. Cynthia Calvillo
Featherweight: Alex Caceres vs. Kron Gracie
Welterweight: Vicente Luque vs. Bryan Barberena
Featherweight: Andre Fili vs. Myles Jury
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN/7 p.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Jimmie Rivera vs. Aljamain Sterling
Bantamweight: Benito Lopez vs. Manny Bermudez
Female Flyweight: Andrea Lee vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
Lightweight: Scott Holtzman vs. Nik Lentz
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+/5:30 p.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Renan Barao vs. Luke Sanders
Strawweight: Jessica Penne vs. Jodie Esquibel
Strawweight: Aleksandra Albu vs. Emily Whitmire