- Main Card features Dominick Reyes Chris Weidman and Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens 2
- All fights live and exclusively on ESPN2 at 6m. ET; Post Show on ESPN+
- ESPN+ available on the ESPN App, ESPN.com and connected TV devices. To subscribe, visit espnplus.com/ufc
UFC Fight Night on ESPN2: Reyes vs Weidman airs exclusively on ESPN2 tonight, Friday, October 18, at 6 p.m. ET from TD Garden in Boston, MA. The main event features a light heavyweight bout between No. 4 ranked contender Dominick Reyes (11-0-0) vs former middleweight champion Chris Weidman who makes his debut at the light heavyweight division. The co-main features a featherweight matchup between Yair Rodriguez (12-2-0, 1 NC) and Jeremy Stephens (28-16-0, 1 NC).
Reyes enters the Octagon for his first main event with a perfect 11-0 record. He joined UFC in 2017, making a rapid ascent up the light heavyweight rankings, with big victories over veterans Jeremy Kimball, Jared Cannonier, Ovince Saint Preux and most recently a win over former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir at UFC London. Weidman, one of the best middleweights of this era, will look to make a statement in the 205-pound division by delivering Reyes his first professional loss.
The co-main will feature one of the most heated rivalries in recent history as Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens meet at the Octagon again after their UFC Mexico City bout last month, which ended in a no contest after an accidental eye poke.
UFC Fight Night on ESPN2: Reyes vs Weidman
Programming (All times ET)
|UFC Live: Fight Night Boston||ESPN2
ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
|Following completion of Main
Main Card and Prelims (All times ET):
|MAIN CARD – Beginning 9 p.m.|
|Main||Dominick Reyes vs. Chris Weidman|
|Co-Main||Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens|
|Undercard||Greg Hardy vs. Ben Sosoli|
|Undercard||Joe Lauzon vs. Jonathan Pearce|
|Undercard||Maycee Barber vs. Gillian Robertson|
|Undercard||Deron Winn vs. Darren Stewart|
|PRELIMS – Beginning 6 p.m.|
|Feature||Charles Rosa vs. Manny Bermudez|
|Undercard||Molly McCann vs. Diana Belbita|
|Undercard||Kyle Bochniak vs. Sean Woodson|
|Undercard||Randy Costa vs. Boston Salmon|
|Undercard||Court McGee vs. Sean Brady|
|Undercard||Brendan Allen vs. Kevin Holland|
|Undercard||Daniel Spitz vs. Tanner Boser|
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