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UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz fight card

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Check out the full bout order and fight card for UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz on Sunday, January 17th at TD Garden in Boston, MA.

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The UFC is headed back to Boston on January 17th with a stacked UFC Fight Night card on Fox Sports 1. In the main event, UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw defends his title against Dominick Cruz, who only lost the belt due to inactivity caused by repeated long-term injuries. The co-main event is an exciting lightweight clash between former Bellator LW champion Eddie Alvarez and former UFC champ Anthony Pettis. This really should be a 5 round fight, but you've heard me gripe about this long enough.

Rounding out the four (!) fight main card is Travis Browne versus Matt Mitrione, and Maximo Blanco against the magical TBD. It was supposed to be Blanco vs. Dennis Bermudez, but he's out with a staph infection and there's still no replacement for him. The prelims are definitely worth your time, and I'm sure the Bloody Elbow community will be watching Ben Saunders vs. Patrick Cote. Fight Pass features Daron Cruickshank against Paul Felder, and Ed Herman vs. Tim Boetsch will be contested at 205 lbs instead of 185.

The Sunday start time is used to lead NFL playoff viewers on FOX to go straight to FS1 after the game is over. This was what they did last year for UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver, although NFC Divisional Round action will draw a smaller audience than a conference title game.

Here's a look at the full fight card:

Main Card (10 PM ET, FS1)

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz
Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis
Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione
TBD vs. Maximo Blanco

Preliminary Card (8 PM ET, FS1)

Ross Pearson vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Mairbek Taisumov vs. Chris Wade
Patrick Cote vs. Ben Saunders
Jim Hettes vs. Charles Rosa

Preliminary Card (6 PM ET, Fight Pass)

Daron Cruickshank vs. Paul Felder
Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman
Ilir Latifi vs. Sean O'Connell
Rob Font vs. Patrick Williams
Francimar Barroso vs. Abdul-Kerim Edilov