UFC on ESPN 1 takes place Sunday from Phoenix. Former heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez returns for the first time in over two years to take on hard-hitting behemoth Francis Ngannou in the main event. Lightweight standouts James Vick and Paul Felder face-off in the co-main event.

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Main Card (ESPN)

  • Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou def. Cain Velasquez via TKO (punches) – Rd 1, 0:26
  • Lightweight: Paul Felder def. James Vick via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Women’s Strawweight: Cynthia Calvillo def. Cortney Casey via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Featherweight: Kron Gracie def. Alex Caceres via Submission (rear-naked choke) – Rd 1, 2:08
  • Welterweight: Vicente Luque def. Bryan Barberena via TKO (knees and punches) – Rd 3, 4:54
  • Featherweight: Andre Fili def. Myles Jury via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (ESPN)

  • Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling def. Jimmie Rivera via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Catchweight (140 lbs): Manny Bermudez def. Benito Lopez via Submission (D’arce choke) – Rd 1, 3:09
  • Women’s Flyweight: Andrea Lee def. Ashlee Evans-Smith via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Lightweight: Nik Lentz def. Scott Holtzman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Early Preliminary Card (ESPN+)

  • Catchweight (138 lbs): Luke Sanders def. Renan Barão via KO (punches) – Rd 2, 1:01
  • Women’s Strawweight: Emily Whitmire def. Aleksandra Albu via Submission (rear-naked choke) – Rd 1, 1:01


Luke Sanders takes our former bantamweight champ Renan Barao with a brutal knockout.
Aljamain Sterling drops Jimmie Rivera with a spinning backfist en route to a unanimous decision win.
Vincent Luque pulls it out in the final seconds against Bryan Barberena.
Kron Gracie makes it look easy in his UFC debut against Octagon veteran Alex Caceres.
Well, that was a disappointing finish to the card, but Francis Ngannou gets the win over Cain Velasquez in just 26-seconds.
This does appear to be the case. Still more action in the main event would have been nice. Why you hit so hard, Francis?
Another angle of the Ngannou’s TKO win over Velasquez.

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