UFC Fight Night on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Dos Santos on Saturday, June 29, helped ESPN win the night for combat sports fans on cable. Not only did UFC Fight Night draw an average of 1.1 million viewers across ESPN and ESPN Deportes, it also helped ESPN become the most-viewed cable network in primetime among P18-34 and all key male demos (M18-34, M18-49, and M25-54).
A new, five-part UFC edition of Detail, the ground-breaking sports analysis program from Kobe Bryant’s Granity Studios and ESPN+, will feature reigning UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier breaking down the performances of today’s top UFC athletes. The first episode, premiering Monday, July 1, will highlight reigning UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes, who will defend her UFC bantamweight title versus former champion and current No. 1 contender Holly Holm in the co-main event at UFC 239 next Saturday, July 6.
UFC Fight Night on ESPN this Saturday, June 29, will feature top heavyweight contenders Francis Ngannou vs. Junior Dos Santos with a shot at the UFC heavyweight title on the line at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. The entire event will be live and available exclusively on ESPN and ESPN Deportes in the U.S. with preliminary bouts beginning at 6 p.m. ET and the main card starting at 9 p.m.
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UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Moicano vs. The Korean Zombie this Saturday, June 22, will feature a headline featherweight bout from the Bon Secours Arena in Greenville, South Carolina. Renato Moicano (No 5) in his first UFC main event will face “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (No 12). The main card also features a bantamweight showdown between John Lineker (No 10) and Rob Font (No 12) — a rematch of a UFC 198 bout won by Lineker.
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The third season of Dana White’s Contender Series will debut on its new home, ESPN+, on June 18 at 8 p.m ET. The bouts air live from the brand new, state of the art UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.Dana White’s Contender Series introduces some of UFC’s top prospects from around the world in a ten-episode season, with new episodes every Tuesday evening on the leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service.
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UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes this Saturday, June 8, will feature two premier title fights on ESPN+ PPV from the United Center in Chicago. UFC 238 features Henry Cejudo, the men’s flyweight champion and number four-ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world, moving up to the 135-pound class to take on number one-ranked bantamweight contender Marlon Moraes in an attempt to become only the fourth athlete to hold two UFC titles simultaneously. The main card also features women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko attempting to defend her title against number one-ranked contender Jessica Eye. Also on the PPV card will be a marquee matchup between former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and the UFC’s all-time leader in wins and finishes, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the first organization ever to present MMA through a Regular Season, Playoffs and Championship, returns to NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, on Long Island, N.Y., for PFL 3 on Thursday night, June 6. PFL 3 concludes the first half of the regular season, and fireworks are expected as the Light Heavyweights and Heavyweights have the highest early stoppage rates in the PFL at 92% and 73% respectively.
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The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the first organization ever to present MMA through a Regular Season, Playoffs and Championship, returns to NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, on Long Island, N.Y., for PFL 2 on Thursday night, May 23. PFL 2 features the return of 2018 PFL champions, Featherweight Lance Palmer and Lightweight Natan Schulte, as they look to repeat and earn another million-dollar prize, and Long Island natives Chris Wade and Andre Harrison competing in front of their hometown fans.
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UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ this Saturday, May 18, live from Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York, features a pair of former lightweights clashing in the welterweight division in the main event, as former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos, squares off against former lightweight contender, Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee, as he fights at 170 pounds for the first time in his UFC career.