UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs. Velasquez

February 17, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ
Main Card
ESPN9:00 PM
Prelims
ESPN7:00 PM
Early Prelims
ESPN+LIVE

Early Prelims - In Progress

Bantamweight

Renan Barao

34-7-0
ESPN+
Pre-fight

Luke Sanders

12-3-0
  • 5' 6"
    Height
    5' 6"
  • 135 lbs
    Weight
    135 lbs
  • 70"
    Reach
    67"
  • Orthodox
    Stance
    Southpaw
  • 3.70
    SIG STR LPM
    5.92
  • 36.25%
    SIG STR ACC
    51.91%
  • 1.50
    TD AVG
    0.44
  • 45.10%
    TD ACC
    33.33%
  • 0.59
    SUB AVG
    0.44

Alexandra Albu

3-1-0

Final

Sub
(0-0)
R1, 1:01

Emily Whitmire

4-2-0

Main Card

Francis Ngannou

12-3-0
ESPN
Match 1
+170 / -200

Cain Velasquez

14-2-0

James Vick

13-2-0
ESPN
Match 2
-115 / -105

Paul Felder

15-4-0

Cortney Casey

8-6-0
ESPN
Match 3
+275 / -350

Cynthia Calvillo

7-1-0

Alex Caceres

14-11-0
ESPN
Match 4
+240 / -300

Kron Gracie

4-0-0

Vicente Luque

14-6-1
ESPN
Match 5
-500 / +375

Bryan Barberena

14-5-0

Myles Jury

17-3-0
ESPN
Match 6
-140 / +120

Andre Fili

18-6-0

Prelims

Jimmie Rivera

22-2-0
ESPN
Match 7
-140 / +120

Aljamain Sterling

16-3-0

Manny Bermudez

13-0-0
ESPN
Match 8
-190 / +160

Benito Lopez

9-0-0

Ashlee Evans-Smith

6-3-0
ESPN
Match 9
+150 / -180

Andrea Lee

9-2-0

Nik Lentz

29-9-2
ESPN
Match 10
+160 / -190

Scott Holtzman

12-2-0

Latest from UFC Fight Night

Woah. Emily Whitmire with the first-round rear-naked choke against Aleksandra Albu. Whitmire (4-2) has won two straight. It was Albu's first career loss.

Greg Rosenstein, ESPN Staff Writer
Greg Rosenstein, ESPN Staff Writer

Emily Whitmire steamrolls Alexandra Albu in the first round, rear-naked choke. Impressive performance. Timed a takedown perfectly, took the back in a scramble moments later. Great win.

Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff Writer
Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff Writer

Aleksandra Albu is 3-0 but it’s taken her a long time to get there. The strawweight from Russia made her pro debut in 2013, and since then, injuries and schooling have limited her activity -- she fought once in 2015, once in 2017. Now it’s two years later, so she’s due to fight. She opens the night against Emily Whitmire.

Jeff Wagenheim, ESPN
Jeff Wagenheim, ESPN