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11.03.2018 | 11:34 PM ET

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UFC on ESPN 1
  • Sunday 02.17.2019 at 09:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: ESPN | Prelims: ESPN+
  • Name: UFC on ESPN 1: N'Gannou vs. Velasquez
  • Also Known As: UFC Fight Night Phoenix
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Dominick Cruz
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Jon Anik
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $1,409,447
  • Attendance: 14,269
  • TV Ratings: 1.46M avg. viewers (1.67M peak, 988k ESPN prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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  • Event Links:
Bout   Info
Francis N'Gannou   defeats   Cain Velasquez   via KO/TKO, Punches   0:26 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
Paul Felder   defeats   James Vick   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Cynthia Calvillo   defeats   Cortney Casey   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kron Gracie   defeats   Alex Caceres   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   2:06 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Vicente Luque   defeats   Bryan Barberena   via KO/TKO, Knees and Punches   4:54 Round 3 of 3, 14:54 Total Bout Page
Andre Fili   defeats   Myles Jury   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Aljamain Sterling   defeats   Jimmie Rivera   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Manny Bermudez   defeats   Benito Lopez   via Submission, Guillotine Choke   3:09 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Andrea Lee   defeats   Ashlee Evans-Smith   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Nik Lentz   defeats   Scott Holtzman   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Luke Sanders   defeats   Renan Barão   via KO/TKO, Punches   1:01 Round 2 of 3, 6:01 Total Bout Page
Emily Whitmire   defeats   Aleksandra Albu   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   1:01 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page

Responses

Lauren murphy hs
2018.12.05 7:53 PM ET

bout announced

Lauren Murphy vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Ashlee evans smith hs
Andre fili
2018.12.10 4:33 PM ET

bout announced

Andre Fili vs. Myles Jury at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Myles jury
Jessica penne hs
2018.12.11 12:37 AM ET

bout announced

Jessica Penne vs. Jodie Esquibel at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
Jodie esquibel
Jimmie rivera hs
2018.12.11 10:09 PM ET

bout announced

Jimmie Rivera vs. Aljamain Sterling at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Aljamain sterling hs
Cynthia calvillo
2018.12.12 3:50 PM ET

bout announced

Cynthia Calvillo vs. Cortney Casey at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
Cortney casey hs
James vick
2018.12.13 12:44 AM ET

bout announced

James Vick vs. Paul Felder at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Paul felder hs
Alexandra stitch albu hs
2018.12.13 1:58 PM ET

bout announced

Aleksandra Albu vs. Emily Whitmire at 115 lbs (52.2 kg)
Emily whitmire hs
Scott holtzman hs
2018.12.13 2:29 PM ET

bout announced

Scott Holtzman vs. Nik Lentz at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Nik lentz
Luke sanders hs
2018.12.13 4:10 PM ET

bout announced

Luke Sanders vs. Renan Barão at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Renan barao
Cain velasquez hs
2018.12.13 8:50 PM ET

bout rumored

Cain Velasquez vs. Francis N'Gannou at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
Francis n'gannou
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12.13.2018 | 8:55 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 580 Points   |   Tied for 324th

Velasquez vs. N'Gannou
Cain Velasquez, DEC
Big fight.

"When a game cannot be won, change the game."

MassaBruce
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12.13.2018 | 9:02 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 6 Perfect, 665 Points   |   Tied for 76th

Cain vs Francis is such an intriguing match-up! 

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Manny bermudez
2018.12.13 9:54 PM ET

bout announced

Manny Bermudez vs. Benito Lopez at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Benito lopez
Plaka predicts
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12.13.2018 | 10:39 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 735th

Albu vs. Whitmire
Aleksandra Albu, DEC
i wanna plaka plaka Albus ass so bad.

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12.14.2018 | 3:39 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 1282nd

Well your a ******* hurting idiot!! thats probably why u dont get none.
freemoneyforall
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12.14.2018 | 3:42 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 1282nd

Wow Velasquez vs n'gannou thats ****** awesome!!!!!
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12.14.2018 | 8:18 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1138th

Holy ****. The return of the Aztec God of destruction! Man, he's got to have some ring rust, surely. Talk about a dangerous return fight...Jaysus. I can see him getting the JDS golden punch treatment TBH. 

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12.14.2018 | 8:31 AM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 540 Points   |   Tied for 579th

Remember what happened the last time Cain headlined a card for a new network? Let’s hope that doesn’t happen again, lol.

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MassaBruce
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12.14.2018 | 12:03 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 6 Perfect, 665 Points   |   Tied for 76th

@Huiop all over it....JDS's KO of Cain looks pretty damn similar to what Francis just did to Blaydes

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Bryan barberena hs
2018.12.14 4:19 PM ET

bout announced

Bryan Barberena vs. Vicente Luque at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Vicente luque hs
Alex caceres hs
2018.12.14 4:23 PM ET

bout announced

Alex Caceres vs. Kron Gracie at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Kron gracie
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12.16.2018 | 1:37 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 735th

Velasquez vs. N'Gannou
Cain Velasquez, TKO, R3
i like both but Cain wins by 3rd round ko (not tko)

Sanders vs. Barão
Luke Sanders, DEC
BARAO IS SAD CRINGE

Barberena vs. Luque
Bryan Barberena
i pick Barbarena because he is from my country, also that way luque has no 100%. but i think luke wins

Caceres vs. Gracie
Kron Gracie, SUB, R1
RNC. alex is a bithc, he is the disiple of lobov

"i am plaka"

Lauren murphy hs
2018.12.19 2:57 PM ET

bout status update

Murphy vs. Evans-Smith Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Ashlee evans smith hs
Andrea lee hs
2018.12.20 5:19 PM ET

bout announced

Andrea Lee vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Ashlee evans smith hs
Cain velasquez hs
2018.12.22 3:03 AM ET

bout status update

Velasquez vs. N'Gannou Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
Francis n'gannou
freemoneyforall
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12.31.2018 | 8:09 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 1282nd

How can u put andrea lee at the bottom. Future contender for valentina. **** ufc your so stupid sometimes.
tepid55
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01.03.2019 | 5:58 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 974th

Velasquez vs. N'Gannou
Cain Velasquez, TKO, R3
This is a terrible matchup for N'gannou.

tepid55
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01.03.2019 | 6:00 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 974th

Calvillo vs. Casey
Cynthia Calvillo, DEC
I think Calvillo wins with her superior grappling skills.

Plaka predicts
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01.03.2019 | 6:01 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 515 Points   |   Tied for 735th

Rivera vs. Sterling
Jimmie Rivera, DEC
Rivera is able to win only by desition. he is gonna deistion dumb dab master

Calvillo vs. Casey
Cynthia Calvillo, DEC
Calvillo wins by desition because its a woman fight

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01.03.2019 | 7:59 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 1138th



Velasquez vs Nganou


Ngannou, KO/TKO.


This is probably the most barbaric retrun debut heavyweight booking in UFC History. Cain hasn't fought anyone in three years, the last guy he fought was Browne, and his first fight back is the biggest puncher in the History of the division--the man who put out Curtis Blaydes when not even a step knee from Overeem and a right hand from Hunt could. Cain should have abso-*******-lutely taken a tune up before signing on the line to square up with this gorilla.

Now, Velasquez may very well give him the Miocic wrestlesmesh treatment....but they all start standing. He's going to have to engage on the feet at some point, and I just don't think he's tuned in enough to avoid a shovel punch or a hook that comes from outside the stadium at hundred miles and hour and with the impact force of a meteorite.

Francis by first round KO/TKO. If Cain wins he should be fast-tracked to a title shot. This man carries his balls around in a wheelbarrow.

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01.04.2019 | 12:02 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 1085th

Francis better KO Cain in pretty much the first exchange, cause after that he's getting ****d. 

"Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it." - George Foreman

OutoMatti
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01.15.2019 | 3:38 AM ET

Predictions: 1 of 2 Winners, 0 Perfect, 65 Points   |   Tied for 2238th

Rickson by armbar... 

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AnAlias
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01.16.2019 | 4:48 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 475 Points   |   Tied for 1085th

ha.  I haven't seen a "Rickson by armbar" in some time. 

"Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it." - George Foreman

tepid55
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01.22.2019 | 2:52 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 974th

Caceres vs. Gracie
Kron Gracie, SUB, R1
This is a fight that Kron Gracie should win.

freemoneyforall
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01.22.2019 | 4:34 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 450 Points   |   Tied for 1282nd

Very winnable fight for Gracie. Bruce leroy is about to get hit by a hype train.
BradThom717
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02.02.2019 | 12:44 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 455 Points   |   Tied for 1215th

Velasquez vs. N'Gannou
Cain Velasquez, TKO, R3
It's ALMOST Time! I can hear Bruce Buffer in my head "WE ARE LIVE!!" ... Gives me goosebumps already just thinking about it. Everyone loves a goood ole heavyweight Slobber-Knocker, But Cain vs. Ngannou!? Maaaan, what a fight! I dnt even wanna begin to explain how crushing to the soul this fight would be if it were a ****show like the Derrick Lewis vs. Ngannou fight... It SHOULD BE a great fight.. Gotta go with Cain tho. His Wrestling will be the equalizer...

Vick vs. Felder
Paul Felder, TKO, R2
Dude. I love the Lightweight Division. That's where a ton of my top fave fighters reside. Other than Tony Ferguson, and Justin Gaethje, Paul Felder fits right in the middle. He's just a goood dude, but absolutely murderous inside the cage. Especially with those brutal ****** Hellbows .. He has one of the best elbow games in ALL of MMA. Just ask Stevie Ray. Absolute Attempted Homicide. Felder by KO.

Calvillo vs. Casey
Cynthia Calvillo, SUB, R2
I won't pick against Calvíllo again, atleast as easily as I have. Annnd that stays absolutely true here. And Casey, I'm trying to remember using my swiss cheese brain, if She was the one that drives me nuts coz she usually has the reach advantage but, she doesn't use it. I think it was her...

Caceres vs. Gracie
Kron Gracie, SUB, R1
Gotta be Gracie #68 to compete in MMA by now... But Maaaan, what a clash of styles. Even tho Caceres has more Subs than KO's, Still believe he's more a striker than grappler. Annnd we ALL know Gracie's game. Nooo secret there. But, every round starts standing tooo.

Barberena vs. Luque
Vicente Luque, DEC
This is actually some fun matchmaking....... They're both fun to watch, Luque coz he's usually destroying heads, and Barberena seems to be in a buncha wars and he's really durable, sooo hopefully he's someone that can take the shots a couple of rounds that Luque dishes out. Should be fun. Grab the Popcorn, Brew, Doober, whatever it may be BEFORE this scrap starts.

Fili vs. Jury
Myles Jury, DEC
This should be goood tooo. Andre Fili has prolly looked the best of his career recently, and Myles Jury is a true gamer.. I kinda thinking it goes the full 15, with Jury by Split Decision.... If not, I atleast see it being close

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