ESPN Sunday announced its lineup of UFC events for the first three months of 2019, with the first event debuting in January.
The events – part of the network’s exclusive five-year TV agreement with the mixed martial arts outfit – will run over 11 consecutive weeks in the first quarter. ESPN+ will showcase more than 36 hours, with ESPN linear networks airing another 18 hours of UFC content, said ESPN officials.
The UFC kicks off on ESPN Jan. 19 with a live UFC on ESPN+ Fight Night card, with main card bouts streamed live on ESPN+ and preliminary fights shown on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. ESPN’s first distributed UFC pay-per-view event will air Jan. 26, according to both companies.
Date UFC Event Location
Jan. 19 UFC On ESPN+ Fight Night Brooklyn, NY
Jan. 26 UFC 233 –Pay-per-View event Anaheim, CA.
Feb. 2 UFC On ESPN+ Fight Night Brazil
Feb. 9 UFC 234 – Pay-Per-View event TBD
Feb. 17 UFC On ESPN Fight Night Phoenix, AZ
Feb. 23 UFC On ESPN+ Fight Night TBD
March 2 UFC 235 –Pay-Per-View event Las Vegas
March 9 UFC On ESPN+ Fight Night TBD
March 16 UFC On ESPN+ Fight Night London
March 23 UFC On ESPN+ Fight Night TBD
March 30 UFC On ESPN Fight Night TBD