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How To Watch ‘Ngannou Vs. Velasquez’ Tonight On ESPN!

The heavyweight action spills into the Octagon later tonight (Sun., Feb. 17, 2019) at UFC on ESPN 1 from inside Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, as former champion Cain Velasquez makes his long-awaited return against knockout artist and former title challenger Francis Ngannou.

In addition to the heavyweight main event, lightweight contenders James Vick and Paul Felder will square off in the co-headliner, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu prodigy Kron Gracie will make his anticipated Octagon debut against veteran Alex Caceres, Cortney Casey will lock horns with Cynthia Calvillo in an important women’s strawweight affair, Aljamain Sterling will test his skill against bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera, and talented women’s flyweight contender Andrea Lee will make her return to the cage against battle-tested veteran Ashlee Evans-Smith.

Take a look below at UFC Phoenix’s complete fight card lineup and start times:

Main Card (ESPN)
9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT

Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez
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

‘Prelims’ Undercard (ESPN)
7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT

Jimmie Rivera vs. Aljamain Sterling
Benito Lopez vs. Manny Bermudez
Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Andrea Lee
Scott Holtzman vs. Nik Lentz

Early ‘Prelims’ Undercard (ESPN+)
5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT

Renan Barao vs. Luke Sanders
Jessica Penne vs. Jodie Esquibel
Aleksandra Albu vs. Emily Whitmire

Here are all the ways to catch the action:

Online

Television

Tablet/Mobile

Bars

  • Check out a list of sports bars and pubs near you that will most likely be showing tonight’s fights CLICK HERE.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC on ESPN 1 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET, before the ESPN main card start time at 9 p.m. ET.

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Five Reasons to Watch UFC Phoenix This Weekend

The next installment of UFC on ESPN+ is coming to us this weekend from Phoenix, AZ, and with it comes the promise of a lot of violence. Like, a whole lot.

The main event will see the former heavyweight great Cain Velasquez emerge from the shadows to face Francis Ngannou. If you’ll recall, Ngannou punched his way up to the top of the mountain, only to get out-worked by Stipe Miocic (who then got smoked by Daniel Cormier). I guess that makes Ngannou the division’s number three guy?

Regardless, that makes Velasquez the mysterious old star who keeps chilling on the bench because of injuries. But he was at one time the best! That counts for something!

Paul Felder is taking on James Vick in the co-main, and if you’ll recall, besides being one hell of a dude on the mic (his commentating side gig), he’s a beast of a Muay Thai ace. Since Vick likes to strike, this one could be bloody.

Elsewhere on the card, we have two on-again-off-again rising stars in Aljamain Sterling and Jimmie Rivera fighting each other. These guys were two stars from the Northeast regional scene, but were called up to the UFC before they could fight each other. So really, this match-up is a sweet one for us Northeasterners.

And of course, Kron Gracie is making his Octagon debut against Alex Caceres. His last name is Gracie, folks. That’s all you need to know.

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Five Reasons to Watch UFC Phoenix This Weekend

The next installment of UFC on ESPN+ is coming to us this weekend from Phoenix, AZ, and with it comes the promise of a lot of violence. Like, a whole lot.

The main event will see the former heavyweight great Cain Velasquez emerge from the shadows to face Francis Ngannou. If you’ll recall, Ngannou punched his way up to the top of the mountain, only to get out-worked by Stipe Miocic (who then got smoked by Daniel Cormier). I guess that makes Ngannou the division’s number three guy?

Regardless, that makes Velasquez the mysterious old star who keeps chilling on the bench because of injuries. But he was at one time the best! That counts for something!

Paul Felder is taking on James Vick in the co-main, and if you’ll recall, besides being one hell of a dude on the mic (his commentating side gig), he’s a beast of a Muay Thai ace. Since Vick likes to strike, this one could be bloody.

Elsewhere on the card, we have two on-again-off-again rising stars in Aljamain Sterling and Jimmie Rivera fighting each other. These guys were two stars from the Northeast regional scene, but were called up to the UFC before they could fight each other. So really, this match-up is a sweet one for us Northeasterners.

And of course, Kron Gracie is making his Octagon debut against Alex Caceres. His last name is Gracie, folks. That’s all you need to know.

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Five Reasons to Watch UFC Phoenix This Weekend

The next installment of UFC on ESPN+ is coming to us this weekend from Phoenix, AZ, and with it comes the promise of a lot of violence. Like, a whole lot.

The main event will see the former heavyweight great Cain Velasquez emerge from the shadows to face Francis Ngannou. If you’ll recall, Ngannou punched his way up to the top of the mountain, only to get out-worked by Stipe Miocic (who then got smoked by Daniel Cormier). I guess that makes Ngannou the division’s number three guy?

Regardless, that makes Velasquez the mysterious old star who keeps chilling on the bench because of injuries. But he was at one time the best! That counts for something!

Paul Felder is taking on James Vick in the co-main, and if you’ll recall, besides being one hell of a dude on the mic (his commentating side gig), he’s a beast of a Muay Thai ace. Since Vick likes to strike, this one could be bloody.

Elsewhere on the card, we have two on-again-off-again rising stars in Aljamain Sterling and Jimmie Rivera fighting each other. These guys were two stars from the Northeast regional scene, but were called up to the UFC before they could fight each other. So really, this match-up is a sweet one for us Northeasterners.

And of course, Kron Gracie is making his Octagon debut against Alex Caceres. His last name is Gracie, folks. That’s all you need to know.

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How To Watch UFC 234 ‘Prelims!’

The action unfolds later tonight (Sat., Feb. 9, 2019) at UFC 234 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, as middleweight champion Robert Whittaker officially defends his title for the first time against dangerous contender Kelvin Gastelum.

Before Whittaker vs. Gastelum leads a PPV card that also features a co-main event clash between former middleweight king Anderson Silva and undefeated sensation Israel Adesanya, a slew of preliminary bouts will unfold on Fight Pass and ESPN.

The UFC 234 “Prelims” stack up as follows:

ESPN “Prelims”

Devonte Smith vs. Dong Hyun Ma
Shane Young vs. Austin Arnett
Kai Kara-France vs. Raulian Paiva
Teruto Ishihara vs. Kyung Ho Kang

Fight Pass Early “Prelims”

Lando Vannata vs. Marcos Rosa Mariano
Callan Potter vs. Jalin Turner
Wuliji Buren vs. Jonathan Martinez

Check out below to find out when and where you can catch the action.

How to watch UFC 234 Fight Pass “Prelims” (Start time: 6:30 p.m. ET)

ONLINE:

CABLE/SATELLITE:

  • Brazil — Combate
  • Mexico — UFC Network
  • Argentina — UFC Network
  • Bolivia — UFC Network
  • Chile — UFC Network
  • Colombia — UFC Network
  • Ecuador — UFC Network
  • Panama — UFC Network
  • Paraguay — UFC Network
  • Peru — UFC Network
  • Dominican Republic — UFC Network
  • Venezuela — UFC Network

How to watch UFC 234 ESPN “Prelims” (Start time: 8:00 p.m. ET)

CABLE/SATELLITE:

  • UFC 234: Whittaker vs. Gastelum “Prelims” can be viewed via ESPN. Check your local providers or click here for instant access to ESPN.
  • Canadian viewers can watch UFC 234 “Prelims” via TSN Network.

If you find yourself mobile tonight and unable to view UFC 234 from the comfort of your own home, feel free to find a participating bar near you!

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 234 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

To see who else is fighting at UFC 234 click here.

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How To Watch ‘Assuncao Vs. Moraes 2’ Tonight!

It all goes down later tonight (Sat., Feb. 2, 2019) at UFC Fight Night 144 live on ESPN+ from inside Northeast Olympic Training Center in Fortaleza, Brazil, as top bantamweights Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes lock horns in a main event rematch for No. 1 contender rights.

In addition to the sizzling bantamweight headliner, former UFC featherweight champion and all-time great Jose Aldo will return to the Octagon against surging Brazilian contender Renato Moicano, two-time UFC title challenger Demian Maia will try to turn back the clock against rising welterweight finisher Lyman Good, and renowned submission specialist Charles Oliveira will try to finish his fourth-straight fight when he collides with Swedish striker David Teymur.

Take a look below at UFC Fortaleza’s complete fight card lineup and start times:

Main Card (ESPN+)

8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT

Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes
Jose Aldo vs. Renato Moicano
Demian Maia vs. Lyman Good
Charles Oliveira vs. David Teymur
Johnny Walker vs. Justin Ledet
Livia Renata Souza vs. Sarah Frota

Preliminary Card (ESPN+)

5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT

Markus Perez vs. Anthony Hernandez
Thiago Alves vs. Max Griffin
Mara Romero Borella vs. Taila Santos
Junior Albini vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Geraldo de Freitas Jr. vs. Felipe Colares
Ricardo Ramos vs. Said Nurmagomedov
Rogério Bontorin vs. Magomed Bibulatov

Here are all the ways to catch the action:

Online

Television

Tablet/Mobile

Bars

  • Check out a list of sports bars and pubs near you that will most likely be showing tonight’s fights CLICK HERE.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 144 fight card, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” undercard bouts at 5 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN+ main card start time at 8 p.m. ET.

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Face Off! Watch Till Staredown Masvidal In London

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender, Darren Till, recently put pen to paper for a Jorge Masvidal fight in the UFC on ESPN+ 5 main event, which takes place Sat. March 16, 2019 inside O2 Arena in London, England.

Till (17-1-1) was last seen falling to Tyron Woodley in their short notice title fight, thanks to an impromptu vacation taken by Colby Covington. “The Gorilla’s” submission loss to “The Chosen One” was the first of his professional career, after disposing of Stephen Thompson and Donald Cerrone, among others.

Masvidal (32-13), meanwhile, recently snapped a three-fight winning streak by coughing up close decisions to Demian Maia and the aforementioned Thompson. “Gamebred” averaged three fights per year dating back to 2012, but sat out for all of 2018.

Watch them face off at the conclusion of Wednesday’s UFC London press conference in the embedded video above.

Whoever comes out on top is likely to face the winner of Leon Edwards vs. Gunnar Nelson, who were named UFC London co-main event, giving Woodley and Kamaru Usman plenty of time to handle their business at UFC 235.

To see who else is fighting at UFC London click here.

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Video: Watch Rogan Lose His Sh*t After Pico KO Loss

Henry Corrales stunned the mixed martial arts (MMA) world last night (Sat., Jan. 26, 2019) after he knocked out Aaron Pico in the very first round in the co-main event of Bellator 214 in Los Angeles Calif., handing Pico just his second loss in mixed martial arts (MMA).

See it all unfold here.

Naturally, the MMA world was tuning in, including Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator Joe Rogan, who was hosting a special Bellator edition of Fight Companion, a podcast he usually conducts with a few of his buddies for UFC events he isn’t calling.

Known for his priceless reactions following an upset, Rogan had another one last night after Corrales came back from the brink of defeat to knockout Pico. Seconds prior to delivering the crushing right hand that put the former Olympian out for the count, Henry found himself on the ground after eating a huge uppercut from the talented striker.

Once he was able to shake off the cobwebs, Corrales stood in the pocket and managed to sneak in a shot that stunned Pico on his feet before connecting a two-piece to seal the deal. The upset KO also had Brendan Schaub falling out of his chair, as evidenced in the video player above.

The loss is Aaron’s second under the Bellator banner, which will now slow his momentum after gaining some traction following his debut loss back in 2017. As for Corrales, that is now his fifth straight win after starting his Bellator MMA career with three straight defeats. And by the looks of it, “OK” is ready to become a legit a star for Coker and Co.

For complete Bellator 214 results and coverage click here.

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LFA 58 Highlights! Watch These Insane One-Strike Knockouts

The action delivered on arrival last night (Fri., Jan. 25, 2019) at LFA 58 live on AXS TV from inside the Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, N.M., as lightweight prospect Harvey “Fightbot” Park defeated Jaleel Willis via first-round TKO in the main event.

In addition to the headlining act, Mexican finisher Fernando Padilla knocked off Donald Sanchez via second-round TKO, featherweight striker Luiz Gavinho smoked Vince Fricilone with a flying knee knockout just 40 seconds into the first round, and undefeated Jackson-Wink MMA prospect Flavian Pilgrim put a stop to Sherwin Price with a 50-second one-punch knockout,

Check out the complete video highlights above courtesy of AXS TV.

Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) always seems to pull through with the highlights, evident by the back-to-back main card knockouts that combined for a total of 90 seconds of cage time. It was quite impressive and the perfect kickoff to a weekend showcasing a heavyweight title fight between the great Fedor Emelianenko and Ryan Bader later tonight (Sat., Jan. 26, 2019) at Bellator 214 from Inglewood, California.

Here are LFA 58’s complete results:

Harvey Park def. Jaleel Willis via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:17
Joby Sanchez def. Demetrius Wilson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Fernando Padilla def. Donald Sanchez via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:27
Luiz Gavinho def. Vince Fricilone via knockout (flying knee) – Round 1, 0:40
Flavian Pilgrim def. Sherwin Price via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 0:50
Maycon Mendonca def. Josh Moreno via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Natan Levy def. Henry Barahona via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28 29-28)
Javier Cepeda def. Ricky Esquibel via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Jalin Fuller def. Andrew Lipp via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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‘Countdown!’ Watch ‘Fedor vs Bader,’ Ep. 1 and 2

Bellator 214: “Fedor vs. Bader” goes down this weekend (Sat., Jan. 26, 2019) at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., with a Heavyweight Grand Prix finale where Fedor Emelianenko (38-5, 1 NC) and Light Heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (26-5) will do battle to crown a tournament winner and new Heavyweight champion for Bellator MMA.

Bellator has spent a year building up to this point and is now ready to payoff a long grand prix in epic style, and to that end it’s time for a “Countdown” series promoting this huge event. Episode one is located above and below is a description of what’s in store.

“Fedor vs. Bader are set to meet in the Heavyweight World Grand Prix finals! We’re counting down to JANUARY 26th as Fedor and Ryan Bader prepare to go head to head for the heavyweight belt. From Russia to Arizona, we get an inside glimpse of their camps before fight night.”

You can find the second episode below, and stay tuned for more Bellator coverage on MMAMania.com all weekend long with live play-by-play of a card airing on Paramount Network with “Prelims” undercard action available on DAZN.

To check out the latest Bellator MMA-related news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive news archive right here.

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