(Click on the fight below and then scroll down to see in-fight live stats and full results, courtesy of Fight Analytics. Full live results for the first UFC on ESPN+ 16: Cowboy vs. Gaethje bout from Vancouver is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT.)

  • UFC on ESPN+ 16 main card start time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ESPN+
  • UFC on ESPN+ 16 prelims start time: 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on ESPN+

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Vancouver on Saturday for UFC on ESPN+ 16: Cowboy vs. Gaethje.

UFC on ESPN+ 16 is topped by an explosive lightweight contender showdown between friends Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje.

Cerrone (36-12, 1NC; No. 4 UFC lightweight) is looking to rebound from a loss to top-ranked Tony Ferguson. He returned to the lightweight division earlier this year with wins over Alexander Hernandez and Al Iaquinta. Had he defeated Ferguson, Cerrone likely would have been next in line for UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

A former World Series of Fighting champion, Gaethje (20-2) was on the fast track to a title shot before stumbling in back-to-back bouts with Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier. He has since returned to the win column with victories over James Vick and Edson Barboza. A win over Cerrone would have him once again knocking on the door to the title.

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UFC on ESPN+ 16: Cowboy vs. Gaethje fight card

Main Card (8 p.m. ET on ESPN+)

  • Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vs. Justin Gaethje
  • Glover Teixeira vs. Nikita Krylov
  • Todd Duffee vs. Jeff Hughes
  • Michel Pereira vs. Tristan Connelly
  • Uriah Hall vs. Antônio Carlos Júnior
  • Misha Cirkunov vs. Jimmy Crute

Prelims (5 p.m. ET on ESPN+)

  • Marcin Tybura vs. Augusto Sakai
  • Cole Smith vs. Miles Johns
  • Andrew Sanchez vs. Marvin Vettori
  • Brad Katona vs. Hunter Azure
  • Chas Skelly vs. Jordan Griffin
  • Louis Smolka vs. Ryan MacDonald
  • Kyle Prepolec vs. Austin Hubbard