The UFC will host a watch party for tonight’s UFC Fight Night event.
The watch party will be hosted by MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani. Join the discussion in the comment section below as Helwani and other fans break down all the action from Usman vs. Gadelha.
The UFC Fight Night main event features welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Gilbert Burns. In the co-main event, former strawweight champions Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade meet in a rematch for a potential title shot against Valentina Shevchenko.
Follow along with our round-by-round updates from the main card below and be sure to check out Bloody Elbow’s post-fight coverage of the entire card.
The UFC is back in action tonight with a rare Sunday night fight card. In the main event, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman puts his title on the line against top contender Gilbert Burns. In the co-main event, flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko makes her second title defense when she takes on Jennifer Maia.
As usual, you can watch along with MMA Fighting during the UFC watch party. Before the action begins, press F5 as often as you like to refresh this page for updates throughout the event. The fights are expected to begin at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT, although there is a chance they could start a few minutes earlier or later depending on when the early prelims end.
Once again, due to licensing issues we will not be able to provide live play-by-play coverage of the prelims or main card. We will have full results and live coverage of every fight once completed, however.
We will have a separate post for each fight with fight updates and video highlights once that bout is over. There are no prelims on ESPN tonight, so all of our coverage will be in one post instead of two.
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The UFC is back in business with a pair of events this weekend.
The first, UFC on ESPN 4, takes place Saturday at AT&T Center in San Antonio and airs on ESPN following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
A welterweight bout between former champion Tyron Woodley and surging rising contender Leon Edwards headlines the event. In the co-feature, former heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski meets Ben Rothwell.
The following night, UFC on ESPN 3 takes place at Target Center in Minneapolis and airs on ESPN following early prelims on ESPN2 and UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+. A strawweight contest between Claudia Gadelha and Nina Ansaroff headlines that card.
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Women’s strawweight champion and No. 1-ranked pound-for-pound female fighter in the world Jessica “Bate Estaca” Andrade (19-6) defends her title against former No. 1 contender and No. 2-ranked Rose “Thug” Namajunas (8-3).
Andrade will look to continue her sensational run through the 115-pound division, which began with a vicious knockout of former title challenger Claudia Gadelha at UFC Japan in September 2017.
Namajunas, who won the belt in November 2017, will attempt to defend her title for the second time after defeating Joanna Jedrzejczyk by TKO in their rematch at UFC 223 this past April.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is holding its UFC Fight Night event tonight (Sat., Sept. 17, 2016), as the promotion’s best 115-pound female fighters will collide in a five-round main event, as strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk puts her title on the line against challenger Claudia Gadelha live on FOX Sports 1 from Arena Atletico Paranaense in Curitiba, Brazil. In the co-main event, two heavyweights looking to get back on track after recent losses will clash when
UFC Fight Night 112: Chiesa vs. Lee takes place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Sunday, June 25. The event is headlined by a lightweight clash between Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee.
In the co-main event, B.J. Penn returns to the Octagon for the first time in three years to take on Dennis Siver at featherweight.
The UFC’s return to Oklahoma City will also feature Johny Hendricks taking on Tim Boetsch at middleweight; Felice Herrig meets Justine Kish in a women’s strawweight bout; Joachim Christensen clashes with Dominick Reyes at light heavyweight; and Clay Guida meets Erik Koch in a featherweight bout.