UFC Fight Night 81 Fight Card

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UFC Fight Night 81 takes place this Saturday night, January 16th in Boston and we’ve got the full, stacked fight card for you below.

We’ve had a lot of great match-ups over the past few months and the bantamweight title showdown between current champion TJ Dillashaw and Dominick Cruz, who had to vacate the belt two years ago after a long spell out with injuries, is right up there with them and should be a fascinating showcase of high level MMA.

The co-main event is also strong, with another injury-prone talent, former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis stepping back into the Octagon against former Bellator title holder Eddie Alvarez.

There’s heavyweight action on tap too as Travis Browne returns against Matt Mitrione after a whirlwind year outside of the Octagon that saw him first suspended due to allegations of domestic violence from his ex-partner, then months later being cleared and soon after announced that he was dating UFC superstar, Ronda Rousey.

Rounding off the four fight main card, Ross Pearson looks to build on a decision win over Paul Felder when he goes up against Francisco Trinaldo who’s aiming for a his fifth win in a row.

Check out the full UFC Fight Night 81 fight card below.

Main Card:

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz
Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis
Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione
Ross Pearson vs. Francisco Trinaldo


Patrick Cote vs. Ben Saunders
Mehdi Baghdad vs. Chris Wade
Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman
Maximo Blanco vs. Luke Sanders
Daron Cruickshank vs. Paul Felder
Ilir Latifi vs. Sean O’Connell
Jim Hettes vs. Charles Rosa
Rob Font vs. Joey Gomez

Ross launched MMA Insight (previously FightOfTheNight.com) in 2009 as a way to channel his passion for the sport of mixed martial arts. He's since penned countless news stories and live fight reports along with dozens of feature articles as the lead writer for the site, reaching millions of fans in the process.