After a brief hiatus to enjoy the Christmas holiday, the Octagon comes storming back this Saturday with one of the most anticipated heavyweight rematches in UFC history.
Reigning champion Junior dos Santos (Pictured) looks to solidify his status as the division’s top dog by going up 2-0 against Cain Velasquez, the man he knocked out in 64 seconds last November to capture the crown.
The 265-pound sequel isn’t the only fight on deck. The 11 other bouts that will appear in this weekend’s lineup have finally been confirmed.
The UFC’s Facebook page kicks things off by streaming the night’s first three scraps live starting at approximately 6:35PM ET/3:35PM PT. FX will then air the remaining four prelims at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
The pay-per-view broadcast begins immediately after the freebie fights at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities.
Here is the show’s official agenda:
(Facebook 6:35PM ET/3:35PM PT)
John Moraga vs. Chris Cariaso
Leonard Garcia vs. Max Holloway
Phil DeFries vs. Todd Duffee
(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Myles Jury vs. Michael Johnson
Jamie Varner vs. Melvin Guillard
Erik Perez vs. Byron Bloodworth
Brad Pickett vs. Eddie Wineland
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Chris Leben vs. Derek Brunson
Alan Belcher vs. Yushin Okami
Tim Boetsch vs. Constantinos Philippou
Joe Lauzon vs. Jim Miller
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos (UFC heavyweight champion)