Maybe the UFC is playing it safe on a card immediately following Thanksgiving by booking heavyweights in the main event. Hopefully, there's very little chance of weight issues coming into play.
But what's compelling for fans this Saturday is a matchup between two of the top five ranked big men that show sharp stylistic contrasts, with the winner having a strong case for title contention in a division suddenly full of fresh contenders. Assuming that current top-ranked Francis Ngannou gets a title rematch against champion Stipe Miocic relatively soon, the winner here could call their shot at "next" and wait for things to play out.
Prelims start at 7 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN2/ESPN+, and the main card begins at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2/ESPN+.
Odds are courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill.