While some fans might be looking ahead to the Fight Island finale featuring the return of the dominant lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, other fans can't see past this week's main event involving Chan Sung Jung and Brian Ortega.
After a backstage incident involving Ortega's assault of a friend of Jung in early March, the two highly-ranked featherweights have spent their pandemic time focused on this Saturday's matchup, combining high stakes with personal beef.
The main event will be more than just an MMA match; it could be an actual "fight" between the elite of the division. While sportsmanship and professionalism is always to be supported, even in cage fighting, a combat sports main event that includes personal animosity drives a compelling bargain, regardless of the stakes.
Prelims begin at 4 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN+, and the main card starts at 7 p.m. ET.
Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill.