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Greg Hardy vs. Allen Crowder Set as Co-Main Event for UFC on ESPN+ 1

December 30, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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The UFC has set the final lineup for UFC on ESPN+ 1. Greg Hardy will be making his official UFC debut for the fight card in the co-main event slot against Allen Crowder. You can check out the full lineup below.

Hardy fighting in the co-main event slot comes after controversy over him fighting on the same card as Rachel Ostovich. The former NFL player, Hardy, has a history that includes domestic violence. Meanwhile, Ostovich was recently a victim of domestic violence.

This led to pundits and reporters criticizing the move to place both Hardy and Ostovich on the same UFC card for having bad “optics.”

UFC on ESPN+ 1 is set for January 19, 2019 at the Barclays Center. The event will be held in Brooklyn, New York. The main card will stream live on ESPN+. It will feature a main event with UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw fighting Henry Cejudo for the UFC flyweight title.

ESPN+ Main Card

Henry Cejudo (c) vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for UFC Flyweight Championship
Allen Crowder vs. Greg Hardy
Gregor Gillespie vs. Yancy Medeiros
Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz
Rachael Ostovich vs. Paige VanZant
Ion Cutelaba vs. Glover Teixeira

ESPN Prelims

Donald Cerrone vs. Alexander Hernandez
Joanne Calderwood vs. Ariane Lipski
Alonzo Menifield vs. Vinicius Moreira
John Lineker vs. Cory Sandhagen

Prelims

Randy Brown vs. Chance Rencountre
Belal Muhammad vs. Geoff Neal
Dennis Bermudez vs. Te Edwards