UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Blaydes vs. Dos Santos in Raleigh, NC

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UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Blaydes vs. Dos Santos in Raleigh, NC

Main Event features Curtis Blaydes vs. Junior Dos Santos

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  • Main Event features Curtis Blaydes Junior Dos Santos
  • All fights live and exclusively on ESPN+
  • Prelims beginning at 5 p.m. ET; Pre- and Post Show exclusively on ESPN+
  • ESPN+ available on the ESPN App, ESPN.com and connected TV devices. To subscribe, visit espnplus.com/ufc

UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Blaydes vs. Dos Santos in Raleigh, NC streams exclusively on ESPN+ this Saturday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. ET from PNC Arena. The event marks the first time UFC brings the Octagon to Raleigh, NC with a matchup between two top-five heavyweights — Curtis Blaydes (12-2, 1 NC) vs Junior Dos Santos (21-6). UFC Live returns to ESPN2 on Friday at 5:30 p.m., providing fans with exclusive takes on the biggest news, stars and stories tailored to UFC Fight Night. In addition, every single fight on the card will be available for individual fight-by-fight replay on ESPN+ immediately following the fights.

The main card event will feature No.3-ranked contender Curtis Blaydes, winner of six out of his past seven fights, who returns to the Octagon looking to move closer to the first title shot of his career. Blaydes already holds the record for most takedowns in UFC heavyweight history (40). Former UFC heavyweight champion, No. 4-ranked Junior Dos Santos, holds the record for most knockdowns in the division and is seeking his 16th UFC Octagon victory after already delivering wins over former 2006 PRIDE World Open-Weight Grand Prix Champion, Mirko Cro Crop and former UFC champions Shane Carwin, Fabricio Werdum, Cain Velasquez and Frank Mir, as well as current champion Stipe Miocic.

The co-main event features a welterweight matchup between Rafael Dos Anjos (29-12) and Michael Chiesa (16-4). A former lightweight champion, Dos Anjos is chasing his fifth victory at 170 pounds. Chiesa, winner of season 15 of The Ultimate Fighter, returns to the Octagon following back-to-back victories against Diego Sanchez and former interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit in his two bouts, since moving from the lightweight to the welterweight division.

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UFC Fight Night on ESPN+: Blaydes vs. Dos Santos

Programming (All times ET)

Fri, Jan 24 5:30 p.m. UFC Live: Fight Night Raleigh ESPN2
6 p.m. Pre-Show ESPN+
Sat, Jan 25 5 p.m. Prelims ESPN+, English and Spanish
8 p.m. Main Card ESPN+, English and Spanish
11 p.m. Post Show ESPN+

Main Card and Prelims (All times ET)

8 p.m. Main Curtis Blaydes vs Junior Dos Santos
Co-Main Rafael Dos Anjos vs Michael Chiesa
Undercard Jordan Espinosa vs Alex Perez
Undercard Hannah Cifers vs Angela Hill
Undercard Jamahal Hill vs Darko Stosic
5:p.m. Feature Bevon Lewis vs Dequan Townsend
Undercard Arnold Allen vs Nik Lentz
Undercard Justine Kish vs Lucie Pudilova
Undercard Montel Jackson vs Felipe Colares
Undercard Sara McMann vs Lina Lansberg
Undercard Brett Johns vs Tony Gravely
Undercard Herbert Burns vs Nate Landwehr

 

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