Leon Edwards has finally got his top five opponent as the former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has accepted the challenge in a very tough fight with not much to gain for the veteran.
Two wily old veterans head to Texas desperate to pick up a win. Andrei Arlovski is dragging out his career and after losing his return fight after a two-year suspension, Ben Rothwell is yearning for that winning feeling again.
The stalwart Alexey ‘The Boa Constrictor’ Oleynik walks out for his 71st MMA fight to take on Walt ‘The Big Ticket’ Harris who is hell-bent on notching the 13th knockout of his career.
The young prodigy Alexander Hernandez looks to bounce back from his first loss in ten fights as he takes on the Brazilian veteran Francisco Trinaldo.
The former NFL star returns to the cage to realise his MMA potential but excitingly there is beef to settle as fellow heavyweight Juan Adams has been stirring the pot and making his feelings clear towards the controversial bruiser.
James Vick welcomes the Kiwi Dan Hooker to Texas as both men look to recover from getting their winning streaks chewed up and spat out.
The California Kid and pioneer of the lighter weight classes Urijah Faber steps out of retirement to prove he is still a powerhouse and capable of beating the new crop, represented here by Ricky Simon who is an absolute beast in his own right.
Marvin Vettori became a victim of the enhanced testing which detected a SARM that should not have been in one of his supplements. He has served his six-month sentence and is ready to pick up a much-needed win but so is Cezar Ferreira who is coming off a loss back in November last year.
Germaine ‘The Iron Lady’ de Randamie is finally back in action after injuries have restricted her to fighting only four times since 2013. The young contender Aspen Ladd welcomes her back who is on an active tear and is yet to taste defeat.
Josh Emmett and Mirsad Bektic are hoping to break the top five but have very difficult assignments in front of them in what is destined to be an ultra-competitive scrap.
Karl Roberson is desperate to bounce back from a loss as he welcomes the promising Wellington Turman to the UFC who is riding a four-fight winning streak.
Amanda Nunes makes the fourth defence of her bantamweight strap and as a sign of how shallow the division is at the moment, Holly Holm steps back down from featherweight with four losses from her last six but this is still one of the hardest match-ups out there for the two-division champion.
Jones vs Santos is a mismatch on paper. The champion is undefeated in the Octagon, 3.5 years younger than the challenger, and will have an eight-inch reach advantage.
Luke Rockhold makes his long-awaited return to the octagon and debut at light heavyweight. Everything seems set for a new run at a title as he has recovered from injuries and does not have to worry about a weight cut but he has a big Polish shaped obstacle at the start of his journey in the form of Jan Blachowicz.