This weekend, we get a rare Sunday offering from the biggest MMA promotion in the world as UFC broadcasts its first card on the ESPN cable network. UFC on ESPN 1 is set to go down this Sunday night inside the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, and headlining the card is a massive heavyweight fight that could end up having championship implications down the line.
The feature bout on Sunday will see former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez step into the Octagon for the first time in over two years as he takes on one of the more powerful punchers the sport has ever seen in Francis Ngannou. In the co-main event slot of the UFC on ESPN 1 card, the Octagon action should be aplenty as a lightweight fight between James Vick and Paul Felder will lead us into the final bout of the evening.
Plus, it's the debut of the latest Gracie heritage to step foot inside the Octagon as Kron Gracie takes on Alex Caceres. It's also the return of Cynthia Calvillo after she was sidelined due to a marijuana suspension.
Below is all the information you need for the UFC on ESPN 1 event set to take place on Sunday evening, with betting odds provided via Bovada.
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UFC on ESPN 1 viewing information
Date: Sunday, Feb. 17
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena -- Phoenix, Arizona
UFC on ESPN 1 main card, odds
Cain Velasquez -165
Francis Ngannou +135
James Vick -125
Paul Felder -105
Cynthia Calvillo -335
Cortney Casey +255
Kron Gracie -310
Alex Caceres +240
|Vicente Luque -450||Bryan Barberena +325||Welterweight|
|Myles Jury -155||Andre Fili +125||Featherweight|