Brooklyn, N.Y.–UFC® debuts on ESPN+ in Brooklyn, NY with a championship superfight. Newly crowned flyweight titleholder Henry Cejudo make his first title defense against current bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw. Fan favorite Paige VanZant returns to the Octagon to take on The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion veteran Rachael Ostovich.
UFC on ESPN+ 1: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw takes place Saturday, Jan. 19 at Barclays Center and will stream live at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, with the prelims kicking off the evening at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and the early prelims on ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m.
A featherweight matchup has been added to the card as Dennis Bermudez (16-9 MMA, 9-7 UFC) will take on Te Edwards (6-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC). This was first reported by Newsday.
Bermudez finished as a finalist on season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter and has compiled a record of 9-7 in the 145-pound division in the UFC. He won seven straight fights but has lost six of his last eight fights.
Edwards is coming off of a contract-winning performance on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. Edwards was defeated in his UFC debut via second-round TKO by newcomer Don Madge.
UFC on ESPN+ 1 Fight Card(so far):
- For the flyweight title: Champ Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw
- Rachael Ostovich vs. Paige VanZant
- Ion Cutelaba vs. Glover Teixeira
- Allen Crowder vs. Greg Hardy
- Joanne Calderwood vs. Ariane Lipski
- Randy Brown vs. Chance Rencountre
- Alonzo Menifield vs. Vinicius Moreira
- Geoff Neal vs. Belal Muhammad
- Donald Cerrone vs. Alexander Hernandez
- Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz
- Gregor Gillespie vs. Yancy Medeiros
- John Lineker vs. Cory Sandhagen
- Dennis Bermudez vs. Te Edwards
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