UFC on ESPN 1 card will feature an absolute slugfest as former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velásquez will make his much anticipated return to take on former title challenger and #3 ranked, ‘The Predator’ Francis Ngannou on February 17 in Phoenix, Arizona.
One of the newer breeds of heavyweights in Ngannou will welcome Velásquez after a two and a half year hiatus. The UFC couldn’t have released a better poster for this epic headliner. The UFC took to Twitter to officially post a classic old school style poster for the card. (via Twitter):
An old school feel!
— UFC (@ufc) January 18, 2019
The last time UFC took us fans on the nostalgia train was recently in November last year when UFC had an old school poster on account of it’s 25th year anniversary.
The co-main event is no different as it features the rebooking of an exciting lightweight scrap between ranked James Vick and Paul Felder. Also highly regarded BJJ sensation Kron Gracie will make his UFC debut to take on Alex Cacares.
Other fights on the card include:
Cain Velasquez vs. Francis Ngannou
James Vick vs. Paul Felder
Aljamain Sterling vs. Jimmie Rivera
Cortney Casey vs. Cynthia Calvillo
Vicente Luque vs. Bryan Barberena
Alex Caceres vs. Kron Gracie
Scott Holtzman vs. Nik Lentz
Andre Fili vs. Myles Jury
Renan Barao vs. Luke Sanders
Andrea Lee vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
Benito Lopez vs. Manny Bermudez
Jessica Penne vs. Jodie Esquibel
Aleksandra Albu vs. Emily Whitmire