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Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez staredown video from UFC on ESPN media day

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Former title contender against ex-champion.

Francis Ngannou will look to get himself back into the heavyweight title hunt by turning away Cain Velasquez in the main event of this Sunday night’s (Feb. 17, 2019) UFC on ESPN 1 fight card from inside Talking Stick Resort & Casino in Phoenix, Arizona.

UFC officials brought the heavyweight headliners in front of the mixed martial arts (MMA) media on Friday, where they answered questions about the promotion’s debut on “The Worldwide Leader in Sports,” among other things.

Like this.

When all was said and done, Ngannou and Velasquez came face-to-face for the official staredowns, as did lightweight co-headliners Paul Felder and James Vick. Watch the action take place in the embedded video above.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC on ESPN 1 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET, before the ESPN main card start time at 9 p.m. ET.

To see the complete UFC Phoenix fight card and line up click here.