The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is always looking to lock down new and exciting match ups. Now it would appear that the world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion has targeted an fascinating bout for the UFC’s big debut on ESPN.
The UFC recently locked down a $1.5 billion deal with ESPN for their broadcasting rights, effective Jan. 2019. MMA Fighting has now reported that UFC women’s flyweights Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich have agreed to a fight on Jan. 18. The fight card’s location and venue have yet to be determined, but the event will be the UFC’s big debut broadcast on ESPN.
Both VanZant and Ostovich are each coming off of tough losses inside the octagon, making their upcoming match up a battle for redemption.