UFC 216 breakdown, betting odds and picks

It would be a massive anti-climax if Conor Mc Gregor match-up prediction comes true

As a result, he will fight on Saturday night as planned and should he win will come away as the new UFC interim lightweight champion.

The UFC didn't agree with Ferguson's assessment as the organization pitted Ferguson against Lee in the main event of Saturday's UFC 216 with the interim lightweight championship on the line.

Technically, that's allowed in the NAC rulebook, but few people had any memory of the rule being exercised.

Meanwhile, Borg is the third-ranked contender at 125 behind Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo, two fighters who Johnson has beaten during his streak. On a five-fight winning streak in the UFC's most competitive division, he has worked his way to the top to challenge for UFC gold. Conor quit during that fight.

Interim lightweight title contender Tony Ferguson tries on his fight night wardrobe, and fellow headliner Kevin Lee visits a children's cancer center. Ferguson hasn't fought in just over eleven months, after his scheduled fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov fell through at the last minute due to weight cut complications for the Russian.

With a total of twelve fights in seven different weight classes there's plenty to look forward to as we head into the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Johnson's first UFC fight - a unanimous decision over Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto - was at UFC 126, which was headlined by Silva and his highlight-reel frontkick KO of Vitor Belfort in early 2011.

And Ferguson was intent on not hearing anything Lee had to say. Nik Lentz, who had issues with cutting weight, never came to the scale and was pulled from the show, meaning his fight with Will Brooks is off. Like he even said: Between rounds, he's a very smart fighter.

A flyweight fight between Marco Beltran and Matt Schnell will be moved up on the card and act as the featured preliminary fight.

This is a terrific fight and should be a really fun way to kick off the main card. Both should be fixtures in the division once it gets up and rolling 100 per cent, and the victor of this one will have a solid head start on some of the athletes competing on Season 26 of The Ultimate Fighter. I think the first round is going to go awful for him, the second round is going to go bad for him, all the way through the fifth.

The two have had to be held apart nearly every time they have crossed paths.

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