(go through the struggle below and scroll down to find in-fight live stats and the most recent results, courtesy of Fight Analytics. The first UFC on ESPN 2: Barboza vs. Gaethje bout from Philadelphia is scheduled to begin on Saturday, March 30, at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT.)
UFC on ESPN 2: Barboza vs. Gaethje marks the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s go back to the Town of Brother Love for the first time since UFC 133 at 2011, when Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz was the main occasion. Saturday’s fight card isn’t even a payperview, but also the next promotional foray onto ESPN’s flagship network.
A fiery light weight bout between high contenders Edson Barboza and also Justin Gaethje takes top billing in Philadelphia. Both men are know for their explosive displays that are remarkable, however if it will play out in this fashion is anyone’therefore guess, as they’re also fighting to remain relevant at the 155-pound division’s name film.
Barboza (20-6) needed his championship ambitions crushed by back-to-back reductions to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Kevin Lee. Nurmagomedov is currently the reigning UFC light weight winner.
Gaethje (19-2) exploded onto the UFC scene after and undefeated beginning to his career that resulted in a World collection of Fighting title conduct. He also had his progress ceased by two successive losses. He fell spells to Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier. Alvarez has moved on to at least one Championship, while Poirier is supposed to fight featherweight champion Max Holloway for its interim UFC lightweight title at UFC 236 next month at Atlanta.
The UFC on ESPN 2 features middle weight veterans David Branch and Jack Hermansson, but most eyeballs is going to be glued to the feature fight between top strawweight contenders Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Michelle Waterson.
UFC on ESPN 2 takes place on Saturday, March 30, in Wells Fargo Center at Philadelphia.