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UFC Unveils Events List For First Quarter Of 2019

If you’re unfortunate enough to live somewhere snowy and need something to occupy the long nights ahead, the UFC has you covered. They just released their first quarter schedule for 2019 and starting January 26th the promotion will be treating you to a card a week for 11 straight weeks. That’s an event every weekend through all of February and March!

At this point, that amount of back to back UFC events isn’t unusual … more like the continued normal for a company that’s held 39 events or more a year for the past 5 years. At 11 events scheduled for a single quarter, we seem to be looking at the busiest year for the promotion yet.

Part of that undoubtedly has to do with the UFC’s new broadcast deal with ESPN and ESPN+. Starting in 2019 with these events, the UFC will no longer appear on FOX networks and instead be split across ESPN’s cable service and their ESPN+ streaming service, so now’s the time to start sorting out how you’re going to watch these different sources.

The UFC’s first event on January 19th will feature early prelims on ESPN+, prelims on ESPN, and then end up back on ESPN+ for the main card. Welcome to the new normal, everybody!

Here’s the schedule:

January 19th, Brooklyn, New York – UFC Fight Night on ESPN+
January 26th, Anaheim, California – UFC 233
February 2nd, Brazil – UFC Fight Night on ESPN+
February 9th, Australia – UFC 234
February 17th (Sun), Phoenix, Arizona – UFC Fight Night on ESPN TV
February 23rd, TBD – UFC Fight Night on ESPN+

March 2nd, Las Vegas, Nevada – UFC 235
March 9th, TBD – UFC Fight Night on ESPN+
March 16th, London, England – UFC Fight Night on ESPN+
March 23rd, TBD – UFC Fight Night on ESPN+
March 30th, TBD – UFC Fight Night on ESPN TV

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Dana White Comments on Ben Askren’s First UFC Bout

As Ben Askren continues to tweet out warnings to the UFC’s welterweight division, it’s still not clear yet, when and who the undefeated welterweight will battle in his Octagon debut.

Since it was reported that Askren is headed to the UFC, in a deal that has sent Demetrious Johnson to ONE, “Funky” has had a couple of social media exchanges with other, UFC welterweights. White recently spoke with TMZ, and while he didn’t have any names, in terms of Askren’s first opponent, the UFC President said this (quotes via Bloody Elbow):

“I don’t know; we’re still working on it,” White said. “Obviously, he’s gonna come into the welterweight division. 170 pounds. He’s undefeated, he’s their champion. So we’re excited about it.”

“He’s definitely gonna fight somebody in the top five.”

When you consider Askren’s a former champ with both Bellator and ONE, and the fact he’s undefeated, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.

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