For the first time in over three years, Jon Jones will return to the sport of MMA and compete against Ciryl Gane for the vacant heavyweight title. In addition, Valentina Shevchenko will go for her eighth title defense, Bo Nickal will make his UFC debut, and numerous prospects such as Shavkat Rakhmonov, Ian Garry, Cameron Saaiman, and Dricus DuPlessis will showcase their skills on one of the most stacked cards of 2023.
Let's see how everyone weighed in.
Heavyweight: Jon Jones (248) vs #1 Ciryl Gane (247.5) - Vacant Title Fight. Five-Round Main Event*
Women's Flyweight: C Valentina Shevchenko (124.5) vs #6 Alexa Grasso (124.5). Title Fight. Five-Round Co-Main Event
Welterweight: #7 Geoff Neal*** (175) vs #9 Shavkat Rakhmonov (171)
Lightweight: #7 Mateusz Gamrot (156) vs #10 Jalin Turner (155.5)
Middleweight: Bo Nickal (185.5) vs Jamie Pickett (186)
Bantamweight: Cody Garbrandt (136) vs Trevin Jones (135)
Middleweight: #5 Derek Brunson (185.5) vs #10 Dricus DuPlessis (185)
Women's Flyweight: #8 Viviane Araujo (126) vs #15 Amanda Ribas (126)
Middleweight: Julian Marquez (186) vs Marc-Andre Barriault (185)
Welterweight: Ian Machado Garry (171) vs Song Kenan (171)
Bantamweight: Mana Martinez** (137) vs Cameron Saaiman (135)
Women's Strawweight: Jessica Penne (116) vs Tabatha Ricci (115.5)
Bantamweight: Da'Mon Blackshear (136) vs Farid Basharat (136)
Lightweight: Esteban Ribovics (156) vs Loik Radzahabov (155.5)
*Sergei Pavlovich weighed in as the backup for the UFC 285 main event at 259 lbs.
**Mana Martinez missed the bantamweight limit at 137 lbs and will be fined a percentage of his purse
***Geoff Neal missed the welterweight limit at 175 lbs and will be fined a percentage of his purse
Who goes home victorious this weekend? Let us know down in the comments.