UFC Fight Night 44 will be the second UFC event taking place this weekend. This event is headlined by two dynamic featherweight fighters in Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens. Both Swanson and Stephens are poised to stake a claim at the featherweight title and both competitors believe that, with a win over the other, they will be the #1 contender in the 145 pound division. In the co-main event, Ultimate Fighter season 17 winner, Kelvin Gastelum, will put his 9-0 undefeated record on the line against European talent, Nico Musoke, who has won his last 8 fights.
With Swanson and Stephens throwing some serious leather, it will fall to the rest of the card to up their performances. Ask Gastelum to perform, and he will, no matter what the stakes. Both Gastelum and Swanson have looked unstoppable as of late, but both are facing some serious threats to their recent success. The stakes are high, but pressure makes diamonds, and both Gastelum and Swanson will look to win big. With Stephens and Musoke playing the spoiler role, it will be an exciting night of fights and, ultimately, the fans win with this stacked card.
Main Card on Fox Sports 1 at 10pm ET
Kelvin Gastelum (173)* vs. Nico Musoke (171)
Cezar Ferreira (186) vs. Andrew Craig (186)
Ricardo Lamas (146) vs. Hacran Dias (146)
Clint Hester (186) vs. Antonio Braga Neto (185)
Joe Ellenberger (155.5) vs. James Moontasri (156)
Preliminary Card on Fox Sports 1 at 8pm ET
Colton Smith (156) vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira (155)
Johnny Bedford (136) vs. Cody Gibson (135)
Marcelo Guimaraes (186) vs. Andy Enz (186)
Ray Borg (126) vs. Shane Howell (125.5)
UFC Fight Pass Card at 7:30pm ET
Oleksiy Oliynyk (240) vs. Anthony Hamilton (253)
*Gastelum missed the Welterweight limit of 171 pounds
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