On Saturday night, the UFC will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena with an intriguing night of fights spearheaded by a pair of championship fights. The main event features an interim featherweight title fight between Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor. The card was initially supposed to feature a headlining attraction that included champ Jose Aldo, yet a rib injury forced the Brazilian onto the sidelines.
The co-main event will showcase a welterweight title fight between champ Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald. The two met once before in a close fight that Lawler won by decision. Now they will meet once again with the Canadian being the favourite to usurp the title.
The event also features a featherweight bout between Dennis Bermudez and Jeremy Stephens, as well Gunnar Nelson vs. Brandon Thatch and Thomas Almeida vs. Brad Pickett.
The four-fight preliminary card on Fox Sports 1 begins at 8:00 p.m. ET. The Fox Sports 1 preliminary card consists of: Matt Brown vs. Tim Means, John Howard vs. Cathal Pendred, Alex Garcia vs. Mike Swick and Henry Briones vs. Cody Garbrandt.
Leading into the preliminary portion of the card is an hour of online viewing at UFC Fight Pass. The two fights are Neil Seery vs. Louis Smolka and Yosdenis Cedeno vs. Cody Pfister.