The UFC has already aired a couple of shows on ESPN+ with some prelims airing on the main ESPN network. This time around, for the first time, almost the whole card will air on the big channel. UFC on ESPN 1 goes down on February 17th in the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ.
The main event will see the main who headlined the first Fox show, Cain Velasquez, make his return to the Octagon for the first time in well over two years when he meets one of the top heavyweights in the world, Francis Ngannou. The co-main event will take place in the lightweight division, with James Vick meeting Paul Felder.
Also of note on the card is the UFC debut of grappling phenom Kron Gracie, who meets Alex Caceres.
Here’s a look at the current card for the show.
Main Card (9pm ET, ESPN)
Cain Velasquez vs. Francis Ngannou
James Vick vs. Paul Felder
Cortney Casey vs. Cynthia Calvillo
Alex Caceres vs. Kron Gracie
Vicente Luque vs. Bryan Barberena
Andre Fili vs. Myles Jury
Preliminary Card (7pm ET, ESPN)
Aljamain Sterling vs. Jimmie Rivera
Benito Lopez vs. Manny Bermudez
Andrea Lee vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
Scott Holtzman vs. Nik Lentz
Early Prelims (5:30pm ET, ESPN+)
Renan Barao vs. Luke Sanders
Jessica Penne vs. Jodie Esquibel
Aleksandra Albu vs. Emily Whitmire