UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez
|UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez|
The poster for UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||February 17, 2019|
|Venue||Talking Stick Resort Arena|
UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez (also known as UFC on ESPN 1) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on February 17, 2019 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.
As a result of the cancellation of UFC 233, fights between Cortney Casey and Cynthia Calvillo, James Vick and Paul Felder, Benito Lopez and Manny Bermudez and Aleksandra Albu and Emily Whitmire respectively, were rescheduled for this event.
A women's flyweight bout between former Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion Lauren Murphy and Ashlee Evans-Smith was expected to take place at the event. However on December 19, Murphy announced she will need more time off to recover from surgery and won't make it to this event. On December 20, it was reported that Andrea Lee will replace Murphy against Evans-Smith.
|Main Card (ESPN)|
|Heavyweight||Francis Ngannou||vs.||Cain Velasquez|
|Lightweight||James Vick||vs.||Paul Felder|
|Women's Strawweight||Cortney Casey||vs.||Cynthia Calvillo|
|Featherweight||Alex Caceres||vs.||Kron Gracie|
|Welterweight||Vicente Luque||vs.||Bryan Barberena|
|Featherweight||Andre Fili||vs.||Myles Jury|
|Preliminary Card (ESPN)|
|Bantamweight||Jimmie Rivera||vs.||Aljamain Sterling|
|Bantamweight||Benito Lopez||vs.||Manny Bermudez|
|Women's Flyweight||Ashlee Evans-Smith||vs.||Andrea Lee|
|Lightweight||Scott Holtzman||vs.||Nik Lentz|
|Early Preliminary Card (ESPN+)|
|Bantamweight||Renan Barão||vs.||Luke Sanders|
|Women's Strawweight||Jessica Penne||vs.||Jodie Esquibel|
|Women's Strawweight||Aleksandra Albu||vs.||Emily Whitmire|
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- Marcel Dorff (2018-12-13). "Many battles of canceled UFC 233 card moved to other events". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-12-13. (in Dutch)
- Newswire (2018-12-19). "Lauren Murphy withdraws from UFC on ESPN fight vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith to recover from surgery". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
- Mike Heck (2018-12-20). "Andrea Lee in for Lauren Murphy vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith at UFC on ESPN 1". mymmanews.com. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
- "UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
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