Best bets for UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen

Marlon Moraes, left, packs a potent punch, particularly early in his fights. Brett Carlsen for ESPN

Fight Island is in full swing, and this Saturday's card marks the midpoint between two big pay-per-views in Abu Dhabi. The winner of this week's main event will enter a small but tangled bantamweight title picture behind current champion Petr Yan.

Depending on whether Henry Cejudo stays retired or Aljamain Sterling gets a near-term shot, either Marlon Moraes or Cory Sandhagen will have something to say about who's next if they earn a post-fight victory speech.

Prelims begin at 5 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN+, and the main card starts at 8 p.m. ET.

Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill as of Thursday.

Main event: Marlon Moraes (+120) vs. Cory Sandhagen (-140)