The octagon will return to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn this evening for the promotions inaugural event on ESPN. The fight card is headlined by a flyweight title fight between TJ Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo.
TJ Dillashaw will enter his title fight with the former Olympic Gold medalist on a four-fight win streak. TJ’s most recent wins came against Cody Garbrandt who he knocked out at both UFC 217 and UFC 227.
Meanwhile, Henry Cejudo will attempt to defend his flyweight title for the first time against TJ Dillashaw on January 19. The former Olympian dethroned longtime flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227 by way of split-decision.
In the co-main event of the evening, controversial former NFL star Greg Hardy will make his UFC debut against Allen Crowder.
Greg Hardy has gone a perfect 3-0 thus far in his young and budding mixed martial arts career, with all three of those wins coming via first-round stoppages.
Also featured on the main card is a women’s flyweight fight between fan favorites Rachael Ostovich and Paige VanZant.
Get the full UFC on ESPN+ Fight Card below:
UFC on ESPN+ Main Card (10pm EST)
Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw – Cejudo def. Dillashaw via TKO in Round 1
Allen Crowder vs. Greg Hardy – Crowder def. Hardy via DQ (illegal knee)
Gregor Gillespie vs. Yancy Medeiros – Gillespie def. Medeiros via TKO at 4:59 of Round 2
Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz – Benavidez def. Ortiz via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Rachael Ostovich vs. Paige VanZant – VanZant def. Ostovich via submission (armbar) at 1:52 of Round 2
Karl Roberson vs. Glover Teixeira – Teixeira def. Roberson via submission at 3:21 of Round 1
UFC Prelims on ESPN TV (8pm EST)
Donald Cerrone vs. Alexander Hernandez – Cerrone def. Hernandez via TKO at 3:43 of Round 2
Joanne Calderwood vs. Ariane Lipski – Calderwood def. Lipski via decision (30-26 x2, 30-27)
Alonzo Menifield vs. Vinicius Moreira – Menifield def. Moreira via TKO at 3:56 of Round 1
Mario Bautisa vs. Cory Sandhagen – Sandhagen def. Bautista via submission (armbar) at 3:31 of Round 1
UFC Prelims on ESPN+ (6:30pm EST)
Dennis Bermudez vs. Te Edwards – Bermudez def. Edwards via unanimous decision (30-26 x3) *Bermudez retired after the fight
Belal Muhammad vs. Geoff Neal – Neal def. Muhammad via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Randy Brown vs. Chance Rencountre – Rencountre def. Stewart via Submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:25 of Round 1
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