UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Rodriguez vs. Stephens in Mexico City 

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UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Rodriguez vs. Stephens in Mexico City 

  • Main Card features Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens and Carla Esparza vs. Alexa Grasso
  • All fights live and exclusively on ESPN+ at 5 p.m. ET; Pre- and Post Show on ESPN+
  • All-new 30-minute show, UFC LIVE airs Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2
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UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Rodriguez vs. Stephens in Mexico City streams exclusively on ESPN+ this Saturday, September 21, at 5 p.m. ET from Arena Ciudad de Mexico. The main event features a featherweight matchup between Mexico’s Yair Rodriguez (12-2-0) and Jeremy Stephens (28-16-0).  UFC Live returns to ESPN2 on Friday night, providing fans with exclusive takes on the biggest news, stars and stories tailored to UFC Fight Night: Mexico City. For the first time, every single fight on the card will be available for individual fight-by-fight replay on ESPN+.

Squaring off at the Mexico City Arena nearly 7,000 feet above sea level, “El Pantera” will look to make it 11 wins in his last 12 fights in a homecoming match. This will be the first fight in Mexico since 2015 for Rodriguez, who was born in Parral. No stranger to altitude, Rodriguez is coming off a last-second knockout win over the Korean Zombie in Denver, and a win would put him into the top five. Stephens is looking to get back on track after losses in his past two Octagon appearances.

In the co-main event, former inaugural UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza (15-6-0) takes on Mexico’s Alexa Grasso (11-2-0) in a strawweight matchup. Both fighters are coming off unanimous decision wins and looking to build win streaks.


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UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Rodriguez vs. Stephens
Programming (All times ET)

Fri.,  9/20 11 a.m. Pre-Show ESPN+
5:30 p.m. UFC Live: Fight Night Mexico City ESPN2, Live and Replay
Sat., 9/21 5 p.m. Prelims ESPN+, English and Spanish
8 p.m. Main Card ESPN+, English and Spanish
11 p.m. Post Show ESPN+ Live and Replay


Main Card and Prelims (All times ET)

8:00 PM Main Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens
Co-Main Carla Esparza vs. Alexa Grasso
Undercard Brandon Moreno vs. Askar Askarov
Undercard Vanessa Melo vs. Irene Aldana
Undercard Martin Bravo vs. Steven Peterson
5:00 PM Feature Jose Quinonez vs. Carlos Huachin
Undercard Marco Polo Reyes vs. Kyle Nelson
Undercard Ariane Carnelossi vs. Angela Hill
Undercard Sergio Pettis vs. Tyson Nam
Undercard Vinicius Moreira vs. Paul Craig
Undercard Sijara Eubanks vs. Bethe Correia
Undercard Claudio Puelles vs. Marcos Mariano

*All fights available for individual replay on ESPN+

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