In the main event, former UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, returns to the octagon for the first time in more than two years to take on Francis Ngannou. The last time Velasquez entered the cage was in July 2016 when he finished Travis Browne via first-round TKO at UFC 200. He will return against one of the most powerful heavyweights ever, Francis ‘The Predator’ Ngannou. Ngannou is coming off a first-round knockout win over Curtis Blaydes that took just 45-seconds. The fight will have big title implications with current champion, Daniel Cormier‘s future still uncertain.
The co-main event will feature a lightweight fight between two fighters coming off recent losses. Coming off a first-round knockout loss to Justin Gaethje, James Vick will look to rebound against Paul Felder. Felder is also coming off a loss in a fight that saw him fight a majority of it with a broken arm against Mike Perry at UFC 226.
Before the co-main event will be a women’s strawweight fight between two top fifteen fighters. Coming off a recent suspension, Cynthia Calvillo will look to pick up a win against Cortney Casey.
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The remainder of the main card consists of two male’s featherweight fights and a welterweight match-up. Kicking off the main card is the first of two at featherweight as Andre Fili takes on Myles Jury. Next up will be a welterweight fight as the streaking Vicente Luque looks to make it four in a row against Bryan Barberena. The third main card fight features the much-anticipated debut of Kron Gracie as he takes on Alex Caceres.
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MAIN CARD (ESPN – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Francis Ngannou def. Cain Velasquez via Knockout (Punches) at 0:26 of Round One
Paul Felder def. James Vick via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Cynthia Calvillo def. Cortney Casey via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Kron Gracie def. Alex Caceres via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:06 of Round One
Vicente Luque def. Bryan Barberena via TKO (Strikes) at 4:54 of Round Three
Andre Fili def. Myles Jury via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Aljamain Sterling def. Jimmie Rivera via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Manny Bermudez def. Benito Lopez via Submission (D’Arce Choke) at 3:09 of Round One
Andrea Lee def. Ashlee Evans-Smith via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Nik Lentz def. Scott Holtzman via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+ – 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)
Luke Sanders def. Renan Barao via Knockout (Punches) at 1:01 of Round Two
Emily Whitmire def. Alexandra Albu via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:01 of Round One
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