There may not be a more hyped fighter in the UFC than Islam Makhachev and he heads into the Main Event this weekend as the dominant favourite.
He has one loss on his professional MMA record and has is currently riding a seven fight win streak in the UFC including a submission win over Drew Dober earlier this year.
Not everything has gone to plan for Makhachev having just one fight since September 2019 but there is no denying his potential as a genuine threat in the Lightweight division.
Thiago Moises is a Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist who fights out of American Top Team who has won his last three fights in the UFC.
He is a black belt in BJJ under Paulo Streckert and has a submission win against Michael Johnson.
All four of his losses have come by decision and while I do think he has run into a very dangerous opponent, he can last the five rounds.
Former UFC Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate returns to the Octagon for the first time in almost five years when she takes on 44 year old Marion Reneau.
Tate put together five wins in a row culminating in the Bantamweight championship when she beat Holly Holm via a rear naked choke in March 2016.
Her career ended with back to back losses against current champ champ Amanda Nunes and then Raquel Pennington.
Marion Reneau did not scale to the heights that Tate did but she is an active fighter now when the competitive is far tougher than in Tate’s UFC career.
She now has lost four fights in a row leading into this but all three have been via the judge’s decision albeit unanimously.
If you follow Miesha Tate on her socials you will know that she is taking this comeback pretty seriously and she has picked an opponent that is in the twilight of her career.
I think she can get it done.
Jeremy ‘Who The Fook Is That Guy’ Stephens will take on Mateusz Gamrot in this UFC Lightweight Division.
Stephens comes into this fight without a win in his last five fights but he has faced some dangerous opponents in that time.
Jose Aldo, Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar are among some of the best in the division make no mistake.
He will appreciate the step back in class here when he takes on a guy who does not have a Wikipedia page yet.
Mateusz Gamrot is 30 years old, has had 18 professional fights and earned $100k.
He is 1:1 inside the UFC promotion but he comes into this fight as the warm favourite.
The value lies with the veteran.