Two Light Heavyweight Bouts Added to UFC on ESPN+ 1
Two light heavyweight bouts added to
— Mark La Monica (@LaMonicaMark)
November 9, 2018
Ultimate Fighting Championship is stacking their debut event
held on ESPN+, the new ESPN streaming service, by adding two big
light heavyweight bouts to the card.
Coming off a decision loss to Corey
Anderson at UFC Fight Night 134 in July, Teixeira has
alternated wins and losses in all six of his last bouts. A former
title challenger, Teixeira famously had his 20-fight win streak
snapped when he unsuccessfully took on Jon Jones for
the light heavyweight belt in 2014.
Facing him will be Cutelaba, who is riding a two-fight, first-round
knockout streak of Henrique
da Silva and Gadzhimurad
Antigulov. “The Hulk” holds a finish rate of 93 percent,
stopping his opponent in 13 of his 14 victories throughout his
The undefeated Menifield won an
Ultimate Fighting Championship contract when he stopped
Boatwright in just eight seconds at DWTNCS Season 2, Episode 1,
delivering the fastest stoppage in that promotion’s short history.
Menifield has stopped his opponent in all seven of his pro bouts
within two rounds.
His opponent, Moreira, has also stopped his opponent in all nine of
his wins within the first two rounds. He earned his own spot in the
UFC by submitting John Allen
Arte at DWTNCS Brazil, Episode 3.
UFC on ESPN+ 1, also known as UFC Fight Night 143, will take place
in Brooklyn, New York, on Jan. 19. The promotion does not yet have
a main or co-main event scheduled, but has set a women’s flyweight
matchup between Paige
VanZant and Rachael
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