UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje

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UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateMarch 30, 2019 (2019-03-30)
VenueWells Fargo Center
CityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje UFC 236

UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje (also known as UFC on ESPN 2) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on March 30, 2019 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]


The event will be the third that the promotion has contested in Philadelphia and the first since UFC 133 in August 2011.[1]

A lightweight bout between Edson Barboza and former WSOF Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje has been tabbed as the event headliner.[2][3]

A strawweight bout between Alexa Grasso and Marina Rodriguez was scheduled at UFC Fight Night: Assunção vs. Moraes 2. However, it was reported on December 17, that Rodriguez pulled out of the event due to a hand injury.[4] The pairing was left intact and rescheduled for this event.[5]

Official fight card[edit]

Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje
Women's Strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Michelle Waterson
Women's Strawweight Alexa Grasso vs. Marina Rodriguez
Lightweight Ross Pearson vs. Desmond Green
Featherweight Sheymon Moraes vs. Sodiq Yusuff
Light Heavyweight Paul Craig vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
Women's Flyweight Maryna Moroz vs. Sabina Mazo
Middleweight David Branch vs. Jack Hermansson


Announced bouts[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "UFC Fight Night coming to Wells Fargo Center in March". The Inquirer. 2019-01-08. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  2. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2019-01-22). "Barboza vs. Gaethje to headline Philadelphia event". ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  3. ^ John Morgan (2019-01-22). "Edson Barboza vs. Justin Gaethje official for UFC on ESPN 2 headliner". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  4. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2018-12-17). "Marina Rodriguez injured, out of UFC Fortaleza fight with Alexa Grasso". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  5. ^ Raphael Marinho. "Após estrear no UFC com empate, Marina Rodriguez encara Alexa Grasso no dia 30 de março". sportv.com. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  6. ^ "UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  7. ^ Marcel Dorff (2019-02-07). "Featherweight match between Enrique Barzola and Kevin Aguilar at UFC Philadelphia". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-02-07. (in Dutch)