Stipe Miocic defends his heavyweight title in a rematch with knockout artist Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 this weekend.
The card was supposed to feature Australian Alex Volkanovski defending the featherweight title against Brian Ortega, but the bout was scrapped after Volkanovski tested positive for COVID-19.
Here's everything you need to know about UFC 260.
WHEN IS UFC 260?
The card will take place on Saturday, March 27 in the US, which is Sunday, March 28 in Australia and New Zealand.
WHAT TIME IS UFC 260 IN AUSTRALIA?
The early prelims get underway at (AEDT) 9:15am, with the prelims starting at 11am.
The main card will start at (AEDT) 1pm.
UFC 260: WHAT TIME IS MIOCIC FIGHTING?
Expect Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou to step into the Octagon at around 4-4:30pm.
UFC 260 FIGHT CARD
With Volkanovski-Ortega officially off, there's been a slight reshuffle, with Tyron Woodley and Vicente Luque moving into the co-main event spot.
Here's the full UFC 260 fight card.
Heavyweight - Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou
Welterweight - Tyron Woodley vs. Vicente Luque
Bantamweight - Sean O'Malley vs. Thomas Almeida
Lightweight - Khama Worthy vs. Jamie Mullarkey
Light Heavyweight - Alonzo Menifield vs. William Knight
Women’s Strawweight - Jessica Penne vs. Hannah Goldy
Welterweight - Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Jared Gooden
Early preliminary card
Light Heavyweight - Modestas Bukauskas vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk
Women’s Flyweight - Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick
Featherweight - Shane Young vs. Omar Morales
Middleweight - Marc-André Barriault vs. Abu Azaitar
WHERE IS UFC 260?
UFC 260 will be held at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It's the same venue the UFC has held all of its Vegas-based cards since the COVID pandemic hit.
ALEX VOLKANOVSKI OFF UFC 260 AFTER POSITIVE COVID TEST
In heart-breaking news just a week out from the fight, Australia's featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski has been forced off the card after testing positive to COVID-19.
He was scheduled to make the second defence of his 145-pound belt against Brian Ortega in the co-main event slot. The bout will be rescheduled.
Volkanovski travelled to America last week and had tested negative before leaving Australia. He returned another negative test after arriving in the US as well, but has somehow picked up the virus while in Las Vegas.
New Zealand lightweight and Volkanovski's training partner Brad Riddell was pulled from his fight with Gregor Gillespie last weekend. The pair were set to fight on the prelims to Derek Brunson's bout with Kevin Holland.
Riddell doesn't have COVID-19, but was yanked from the card anyway.
UFC 260: AUSSIES AND KIWIS STILL REPRESENTED
Although Volkanovski was pulled from the card, it still retains a distinct ANZAC flavour.
City Kickboxing's Shane Young is on the prelims, while Central Coast-based Jamie Mullarkey will open the PPV portion of the card.
Stay tuned for interviews and stories with both guys later in the week.
TAI TUIVASA SCORES 49-SECOND KNOCKOUT
In much better news, Western Sydney heavyweight Tai Tuivasa was back in action in Vegas last weekend, scoring a 49 second knockout of debutant Harry Hunsucker.
Hunsucker was a late-notice replacement after Don'tale Mayes was forced off just four days ahead of the fight.
It made no difference to Tuivasa, who landed a big right hand to Hunsucker's jaw and finished him shortly afterwards.
UFC 259 - ADESANYA DARES TO BE GREAT
Israel Adesanya's bold tilt at becoming the light heavyweight champion fell short when he was edged in a decision by Jan Blachowicz at UFC 259.
The Kiwi was attempting to become the first fighter ever to hold the 185 and 205 pound belts.
UFC 261 - THREE TITLES ON THE LINE
In what promises to be one of the best cards of the year, three titles will be on the line at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Kamaru Usman defends the welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal in a rematch of their hastily arranged scrap last year.
In the co-main, women's flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko takes on Jessica Andrade, while strawweight queen Zhang Weili will fight Rose Namajunas.
The card will also see Jimmy Crute take on the biggest test of his professional career when he steps in against former light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith.
UFC 261: I'M GONNA TRY BASH HIM
Jimmy Crute's plans are simple. Bash Anthony Smith.
In the toughest test of his career so far, Bendigo-born Crute will look to climb up the 205-pound rankings when he fights former title challenger Smith.
Smith was outpointed in a one-sided decision by Jon Jones in 2018, but is still as dangerous as ever.
Read our chat with Crute as he prepares for the challenge.
ROB WHITTAKER TO FIGHT KELVIN GASTELUM AFTER PAULO COSTA WITHDRAWS
Rob Whittaker was scheduled to fight Paulo Costa on April 17, but the Brazilian pulled out with the flu.
Whittaker requested a title shot against Adesanya for later in the year, but was turned down.
Instead, the former middleweight champion will fight Kelvin Gastelum.
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