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28 hours, 24 UFC fights

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, answers

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, answers questions during a media availability Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Houston. Santos will face UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez in a rematch in Houston Saturday. Velasquez beat Santos in a five-round decision in December to regain the title after Santos won in a knockout in the first meeting in 2011. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) Photo Credit: AP Photo Pat Sullivan

On Friday, the UFC will crown its inaugural women's strawweight champion when Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas meet in the Season 20 "Ultimate Fighter" finale in Las Vegas.

That's the main event capping off an 11-fight card on the front end of the UFC's doubleheader weekend.  With another event scheduled for Saturday in Phoenix, that makes for 24 fights in a 28-hour span. And most of their will be on free-to-air television (with the exception of five fights on the UFC's Fight Pass digital network).

Have a look at the fight cards for both events.


"THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER" FINALE

Friday in Las Vegas

Main card on Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m. ET

Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas (women's strawweight championship)

Jeremy Stephens vs. Charles Oliveira

K.J. Noons vs. Daron Cruickshank

Joe Proctor vs. Yancy Medeiros

Jessica Penne vs. Randa Markos

Prelims on Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.

Felice Herrig vs. Lisa Ellis

Tecia Torres vs. Angela Magana

Joanne Calderwood vs. Seohee Ham

Bec Rawlings vs. Heather Jo Clark

Prelims on UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m.

Aisling Daly vs. Alex Chambers

Emily Kagan vs. Angela Hill

 

UFC FIGHT NIGHT

Saturday in Phoenix

Main card on Fox, 8 p.m. ET

Junior Dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Nate Diaz

Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Matt Mitrione

Prelims on Fox Sports 1, 5 p.m.

John Moraga vs. Willie Gates

Claudia Gadelha vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Joe Riggs vs. Ben Saunders

Jamie Varner vs. Drew Dober

Ed Herman vs. Derek Brunson

Joe Ellenberger vs. Bryan Barberena

Early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, 3:30 p.m.

David Michaud vs. Garett Whiteley

Henry Cejudo vs. Dustin Kimura

Anthony Birchak vs. Ian Entwistle

 

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