UFC on ESPN 1: Ngannou vs. Velasquez takes place on Sunday February 17, 2018 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. The main card and preliminary card will air on ESPN while the early prelims on ESPN+.
In the main event, Francis Ngannou (12-3) takes on Cain Velasquez (14-2). Velasquez is returning to the octagon with more than two years of inactivity. In the co-main event, UFC lightweight contender Paul Felder (15-4) will step in the cage and take on James Vick (13-2).
The promotion has released the official poster for this event and you can it see above. Below you can find the fight card.
UFC on ESPN 1: Ngannou vs. Velasquez Fight Card:
ESPN, 9 p.m. ET
- Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez
- Paul Felder vs. James Vick
- Cynthia Calvillo vs. Cortney Casey
- Alex Caceres vs. Kron Gracie
- Bryan Barberena vs. Vicente Luque
- Andre Fili vs. Myles Jury
Preliminary Card #2
ESPN, 7 p.m. ET
- Jimmie Rivera vs. Aljamain Sterling
- Manny Bermudez vs. Benito Lopez
- Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Andrea Lee
- Scott Holtzman vs. Nik Lentz
Preliminary Card #1
ESPN+, 5:30 p.m. ET
- Jodie Esquibel vs. Jessica Penne
- Renan Barao vs. Luke Sanders
- Alexandra Albu vs. Emily Whitmire
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