This weekend, more history will be made for UFC as it begins 2019 under its new distribution partnership with ESPN. The UFC on ESPN 1 event is set to take place this Sunday inside the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, marking the first UFC main card that will be broadcast directly on the cable network, with the first two main cards under the deal having been shown on the ESPN+ streaming service. And to mark the occasion, a heavyweight battle with the potential to turn into an absolute war will be taking center stage. 

In the main event of UFC on ESPN 1, former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will return to the Octagon for the first time since his UFC 200 victory over Travis Browne in July 2016 as he takes on one of the most dangerous strikers in the history of the heavyweight division, former title challenger Francis Ngannou. Injuries have unfortunately derailed Velasquez’s return to the cage for a bit, but Sunday night, he’ll step back in there and look to prove he’s focused on eventually regaining the heavyweight title if he can hand Ngannou his third loss in his last four fights. 

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Below you can have a look at the entire list of betting odds, via Bovada, for the UFC on ESPN 1 card set to take place on Sunday. 

UFC on ESPN 1 odds

Favorite Underdog Weight class

Cain Velasquez -175

Francis Ngannou +145


James Vick -120

Paul Felder -110


Cynthia Calvillo -305

Cortney Casey +235

Women’s strawweight

Kron Gracie -350

Alex Caceres +265


Vicente Luque -375

Bryan Barberena +285


Myles Jury -160

Andre Fili +130


Jimmie Rivera -155

Aljamain Sterling +125


Manny Bermudez -225

Benito Lopez +175


Andrea Lee -190 Ashlee Evans-Smith +155 Women’s flyweight
Scott Holtzman -185 Nik Lentz +150 Lightweight
Jessica Penne -165 Jodie Esquibel +135 Women’s strawweight
Luke Sanders -185 Renan Barao +150 Bantamweight
Alexandra Albu -160 Emily Whitmire +130 Women’s strawweight



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