The agonizing wait is almost over, as “UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz” is just five days out.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities.
Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz make their anticipated returns to action after each experiencing extended layoffs. Silva hasn’t been seen since snapping his left shin in two 13 months ago, while Diaz is coming out of retirement for the second straight time after getting dominated by then-welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre in March 2013.
Do they still have it? How much will ring rust play a factor in Saturday’s showdown?
We shall see. Speaking of seeing, here is UFC 183’s official agenda:
(UFC Fight Pass 7PM ET/4PM PT)
Andy Enz vs. Thiago Santos
Ildemar Alcantara vs. Richardson Moreira
Diego Brandao vs. Jimy Hettes
(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Tom Watson vs. Rafael Natal
John Lineker vs. Ian McCall
Ed Herman vs. Derek Brunson
Miesha Tate vs. Sara McMann
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Thiago Alves vs. Jordan Mein
Thales Leites vs. Tim Boetsch
Joe Lauzon Fights Al Iaquinta
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Tyron Woodley
Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva