Yes, Silva is defending his belt for the 11th time. Yes, Weidman fits the bill as a possible archetype to finally defeat the middleweight titan. Yes, that possibility is a bit higher than Silva's perfect UFC record might lead one to presume.
But you should trust me when I say that July 6 has far more in store than just Weidman's attempt to end Silva's unbeaten streak.
There are plenty of edge-of-your-seat fights dispersed neatly throughout Saturday night's fight card. UFC matchmaker extraordinaire, Joe Silva, has made a concerted effort to gradually build the energy inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena until it eventually culminates in the co-main and main events.
Let's put aside, if only for a moment, Weidman's chances at accomplishing the near impossible. Let's also presume that Edgar won't fail to deliver another fast-paced boxing clinic.
Here are the three fights to look out for before either "The Spider" or "The Answer" step inside the Octagon.