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UFC on ESPN 1 Betting Odds: Cain Velasquez an Early Favorite Over Francis Ngannou, More

Feb 17, 2019 11:00 AM EST
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Jerry Lai, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Francis Ngannou

  • Cain Velasquez is favored over Francis Ngannou in the headliner for UFC on ESPN 1.
  • The event takes place in Phoenix, Ariz. on Sunday, Feb 17 on ESPN.

The UFC will travel to the desert this weekend for a special Sunday edition of fights. All the action will take place from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

The card will get started with three fights on the early prelims at 5:30 p.m. ET via UFC fight pass. Four more tussles will take place on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET before the event’s six-fight main card gets going at 9 p.m. ET.

The main event pits two of the heavyweight division’s most ferocious competitors in former-champion Cain Velasquez and current No. 3 contender Francis Ngannou.

The co-main event also figures to be an entertaining affair, as lightweights James Vick and Paul Felder will battle it out for a potential spot inside the division’s top-10.

Read a main event breakdown here.

You can find personal attributes and metrics for each fighter in the table below. All statistics are courtesy of UFC.com along with FightMetric.com.

Each fighter’s official weight will be added on Saturday.

UFC on ESPN 1 Odds

Heavyweight Fight: Francis Ngannou (258 pounds) vs. Cain Velasquez (248)

  • Tuesday lines: Ngannou (+145); Velasquez (-175)
  • Wednesday: Ngannou (+135); Velasquez (-165)
  • Thursday: Ngannou (+135); Velasquez (-165)
  • Friday: Ngannou (+135); Velasquez (-165)
  • Saturday: Ngannou (+135); Velasquez (-165)

Lightweight Fight: James Vick (156) vs. Paul Felder (155.5)

  • Tuesday lines: Vick (-115); Felder (-115)
  • Wednesday: Vick (-120); Felder (-110)
  • Thursday: Vick (-125); Felder (-105)
  • Friday: Vick (-125); Felder (-105)
  • Saturday: Vick (-125); Felder (-105)

Women’s Strawweight Fight: Cortney Casey (116) vs. Cynthia Calvillo (116)

  • Tuesday lines: Casey (+230); Calvillo (-300)
  • Wednesday: Casey (+255); Calvillo (-335)
  • Thursday: Casey (+250); Calvillo (-325)
  • Friday: Casey (+255); Calvillo (-335)
  • Saturday: Casey (+255); Calvillo (-335)

Featherweight Fight: Alex Caceres (146) vs. Kron Gracie (146)

  • Tuesday lines: Caceres (+260); Gracie (-340)
  • Wednesday: Caceres (+265); Gracie (-350)
  • Thursday: Caceres (+240); Gracie (-310)
  • Friday: Caceres (+240); Gracie (-310)
  • Saturday: Caceres (+240); Gracie (-310)

Welterweight Fight: Vicente Luque  (171) vs. Bryan Barberena (170.5)

  • Tuesday lines: Luque (-335); Barberena (+275)
  • Wednesday: Luque (-350); Barberena (+295)
  • Thursday: Luque (-400); Barberena (+300)
  • Friday: Luque (-400); Barberena (+300)
  • Saturday: Luque (-400); Barberena (+300)

Featherweight Fight: Andre Fili (145.5) vs. Myles Jury (146)

  • Tuesday lines: Fili (+135); Jury (-165)
  • Wednesday: Fili (+130); Jury (-160)
  • Thursday: Fili (+125); Jury (-155)
  • Friday: Fili (+125); Jury (-155)
  • Saturday: Fili (+120); Jury (-150)

Prelims

Bantamweight Fight: Jimmie Rivera (135) vs. Aljamain Sterling (136)

  • Tuesday lines: Rivera (-150); Sterling (+120)
  • Wednesday: Rivera (-155); Sterling (+125)
  • Thursday: Rivera (-155); Sterling (+125)
  • Friday: Rivera (-155); Sterling (+125)
  • Saturday: Rivera (-150); Sterling (+120)

Bantamweight Fight: Benito Lopez (140) vs. Manny Bermudez (135.5)

  • Tuesday lines: Lopez (+175); Bermudez (-225)
  • Wednesday: Lopez (+165); Bermudez (-205)
  • Thursday: Lopez (+165); Bermudez (-205)
  • Friday: Lopez (+165); Bermudez (-205)
  • Saturday: Lopez (+160); Bermudez (-200)

Women’s Flyweight Fight: Ashlee Evans-Smith (126) vs. Andrea Lee (125.5)

  • Tuesday lines: Evans-Smith (+155); Lee (-190)
  • Wednesday: Evans-Smith (+150); Lee (-185)
  • Thursday: Evans-Smith (+145); Lee (-175)
  • Friday: Evans-Smith (+145); Lee (-175)
  • Saturday: Evans-Smith (+145); Lee (-175)

Lightweight Fight: Scott Holtzman (156) vs. Nik Lentz (155.5)

  • Tuesday lines: Holtzman (-190); Lentz (+155)
  • Wednesday: Holtzman (-175); Lentz (+145)
  • Thursday: Holtzman (-175); Lentz (+145)
  • Friday: Holtzman (-175); Lentz (+145)
  • Saturday: Holtzman (-185); Lentz (+150)

Early Prelims

Women’s Strawweight Fight: Jessica Penne (118) vs. Jodie Esquibel (115.5)

  • Tuesday lines: Penne (-165); Esquibel (+135)
  • Wednesday: Penne (-150); Esquibel (+120)
  • Thursday: Penne (-150); Esquibel (+120)
  • Friday: Penne (-150); Esquibel (+120)
  • Saturday: Penne (-145); Esquibel (+115)

Bantamweight Fight: Renan Barao (138) vs. Luke Sanders (135.5)

  • Tuesday lines: Barao (+150); Sanders (-185)
  • Wednesday: Barao (+150); Sanders (-185)
  • Thursday: Barao (+150); Sanders (-185)
  • Friday: Barao (+150); Sanders (-185)
  • Saturday: Barao (+150); Sanders (-185)

Women’s Strawweight Fight: Aleksandra Albu (114.5) vs. Emily Whitmire (116)

  • Tuesday lines: Albu (-160); Whitmire (+130)
  • Wednesday: Albu (-155); Whitmire (+125)
  • Thursday: Albu (-135); Whitmire (+105)
  • Friday: Albu (-135); Whitmire (+105)
  • Saturday: Albu (-135); Whitmire (+105)
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