UFC 287 is set to take place in Miami, Florida, tonight in front of a sold-out Kaseya Center. The pay-per-view event has no shortage of excitement for fans, as the card features some of the promotion's most promising talent as well as several household names.
The main event of UFC 287 will see middleweight juggarnauts Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya do battle for a fourth time in combat sports. 'Poatan' defeated Adesanya twice in kickboxing prior to their bout last year, where Pereira defeated 'The Last Stylebender' to win the title. One of the biggest fights in middleweight history is set to take place this weekend.
Miami native Jorge Masvidal will take on Gilbert Burns in the co-main event of the evening, with both men hungry for a shot at the title. 'Gamebred' has promised to bring violence to the octagon on Saturday night, as he makes one final run at the belt. Burns will hope to make a statement against Masvidal and solidify his title-contendership.
Another thrilling UFC fight takes place in the the feature bout slot. The new guard is set to take on the old as surging bantamweight prospect Adrian Yanez takes on Rob Font.
Yanez, currently ranked No.12 in the division, is one of the most promising talents in any weight class. Font, who has been in the UFC for just shy of a decade, was on a four-fight winning streak prior to his losses to Jose Aldo and Marlon Vera. However, his recent slump is not a reflection of the danger he presents to Adrian Yanez.
Both men are superb strikers, and there is an underlying feeling that this will be the Fight of the Night.
Fan favorite Kevin Holland is set to face Santiago Ponzinibbio in another exciting clash. Both men are skilled strikers, with the Argentine coming off a stellar KO win over Alex Morono last time out. 'Trailblazer', who is known for putting on entertaining fights, will hope to bounce back from his loss to Stephen Thompson in style.
Aside from the main event, arguably the most anticipated UFC fight tomorrow is between Raul Rosas Jr. and Christian Rodriguez. Rosas Jr. is arguably the most impressive talent to grace the octagon since Jon Jones' arrival.
At the age of 18, Rosas Jr. will be making his second UFC appearance, with both fights taking place on pay-per-view cards. All eyes will be on the exciting bantamweight talent tomorrow night to see if he is as good as he thinks he is.
Fans should also keep an eye out for Ignacio Bahamondes, who takes on Trey Ogden in the Early Prelims tomorrow night. The Chilean fighter is 2-1 in the promotion, but has shown immense promise. Of Bahamondes' 13 career victories, 9 have come via KO, and his bout against Ogden should be an exciting watch.