It's a good week if you're a UFC fan, and doubly so if you're a fan of fighters on the rise. UFC 189 is especially chock full of good young prospects, including a couple of surefire blue chip talents in fights that should really let them show something special. Thomas Almeida will be taking on rugged veteran Brad Pickett and Cody Garbrandt will get a sacrificial lamb in Henry Briones. And that doesn't even get into Gunnar Nelson vs. Brandon Thatch, Alex Garcia, and the title ascension of Rory MacDonald.
Over on the TUF 21 finale, we've got one of the best rising welterweights in the sport in Kamaru Usman, taking on solid brawler Hayder Hassan, as well as a still developing Stephen Thompson. Lots and lots to go over.