UFC on ESPN 1: Fight Card


On Sunday, February 17, we have a much anticipated clash between two of the scariest heavyweights we’ve ever seen in the sport of MMA. We have the return of Cain Velasquez, arguably the greatest heavyweight ever, making his first octagon appearance since UFC 200, matched up against the hardest hitter ever in MMA in Francis Ngannou. We have BJJ wizard Kron Gracie making his octagon debut, we have a hell of a clash at bantamweight between Jimmie Rivera and Aljamain Sterling, a welterweight fight between two killers in Vicente Luque and Bryan Barberena. We also get to see Renan Barao against “Cool Hand” Luke Sanders for the ESPN+ main event. This is a stacked card of fights you do not want to miss!

Main Card: ESPN (9 PM ET)

HW: Francis Ngannou (12-3) vs Cain Velasquez (14-2)

LW: James Vick (13-2) vs Paul Felder (15-4)

WSW: Cortney Casey (8-6) vs Cynthia Calvillo (7-1)

FW: Alex Caceres (14-11) 1 NC v Kron Gracie (4-0)

WW: Vicente Luque (14-6-1) vs Bryan Barberena (14-5)

FW: Andre Fili (18-6) vs Myles Jury (17-3)

Prelims: ESPN (7 PM ET)

BW: Jimmie Rivera (22-2) vs Aljamain Sterling (16-3)

BW: Benito Lopez (9-0) vs Manny Bermudez (13-0)

WFLY: Ashlee Evans-Smith (6-3) vs Andrea Lee (9-2)

LW: Scott Holtzman (12-2) vs Nik Lentz (31-9-2) 1 NC

Early Prelims: ESPN+ (5:30 PM ET)

BW: Renan Barao (36-7) 1 NC vs Luke Sanders (12-3)

WSW: Jessica Penne (12-5) vs Jodie Esquibel (6-4)

WSW: Aleksandra Albu (3-0) vs Emily Whitmire (3-2)