“UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso” isn’t generating much buzz – outside of fans griping that the show’s featured attraction between flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (pictured) and Chris Cariaso isn’t worth their $54.99.
However, if you’re able to look past the expected lopsided main event, the rest of the main card showcases significant scraps.
Eddie Alvarez makes his long-awaited UFC debut against Donald Cerrone in the co-main event.
Conor McGregor, the UFC’s next big thing (or the UFC’s current biggest thing, if you were to ask him), and Dustin Poirier get third-to-top billing.
Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero and Cat Zingano vs. Amanda Nunes round out the pay-per-view lineup.
Don’t forget the return of former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz goes down in the prelims. Cruz ends his 35-month hiatus against Takeya Mizugaki.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada serves as host.
Please click the media player below to watch the promo:
Here’s the show’s official roster:
(UFC Fight Pass 7PM ET/4PM PT)
Manny Gamburyan vs. Cody Gibson
Kevin Lee vs. Jon Tuck
(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Brian Ebersole vs. John Howard
Patrick Cote vs. Stephen Thompson
Jorge Masvidal vs. James Krause
Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Cat Zingano vs. Amanda Nunes
Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero
Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier
Donald Cerrone vs. Eddie Alvarez
Chris Cariaso vs. Demetrious Johnson (UFC flyweight champion champion)