UFC 165 has plenty of good fights on tap this weekend, so here is a look at the schedule for Saturday.
All eyes are going to be on Jon "Bones" Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, which could be historic as Jones looks to defend his title once again.
Many of the fights figure to be intriguing. Jesse Ronson and Michel dos Prazeres will headline the early fights as a battle of styles. Myles Jury will put his perfect record on the line against Mike Ricci later in the night, and he will help lead up to the main card.
Saturday night will be filled with action, and fans need to know when to tune in. Here's a look at when fans need to be ready to go.
|6:15 p.m.||John Makdessi (11-2) vs. Renee Forte (8-2)|
|6:15 p.m.||Michel Prazeres (16-1) vs. Jesse Ronson (13-2)|
|6:15 p.m.||Roland Delorme (9-1) vs. Alex Caceres (8-5)|
|6:15 p.m.||Nandor Guelmino (11-4-1) vs. Daniel Omielanczuk (15-3-1)|
|8 p.m.||Mike Ricci (9-3) vs. Myles Jury (12-0)|
|8 p.m.||Ivan Manjivar (25-10) vs. Wilson Reis (16-4)|
|8 p.m.||Chris Clements (11-4) vs. Stephen Thompson (7-1)|
|8 p.m.||Mitch Gagnon (9-2) vs. Dustin Kimura (11-0)|
|10 p.m.||Jon Jones (18-1) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (15-1)|
|10 p.m.||Renan Barao (32-1) vs. Eddie Wineland (20-8-1)|
|10 p.m.||Brendan Schaub (10-3) vs. Matt Mitrione (6-2)|
|10 p.m.||Costa Philippou (12-2) vs. Francis Carmont (21-7)|
|10 p.m.||Pat Healy (31-15) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (20-0)|
Jon "Bones" Jones (18-1) vs. Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson (15-1)
Everything points to this being the night that will be historic. Jones has long been thrown into the discussion as the greatest fighter in UFC history. He will have a chance to set himself apart from the rest of the legends when he steps into the cage on Saturday.
Jones has already been a part of so much history. At 23 years old, he became the youngest champion ever, and then he became the youngest fighter to ever defend his title.
Is Jon "Bones" Jones the greatest fighter in UFC history?
Now the 26-year-old will have a chance to set the record for the most successful title defenses in his weight class. A win would mean he has defended his title for a sixth time, which would break the current tie between Jones and Tito Ortiz.
Bones will be tough to beat if Gustafsson is unable to stay on his feet. Once both wrestlers go down, that's when the light heavyweight champion will be able to take advantage of the situation.
Gustafsson has an inch on his opponent, so he will need to try to use his size to his advantage. However, he will be going up against a 205-pound fighter who is on a mission.
Everything is on the line at UFC 165. Jones will have the opportunity to establish himself as the greatest fighter in the history of the sport, so he should come out aggressively.
Jones has been preparing for this night for a long time. All of his previous fights have led him to this moment, and he will be able to end a worthy debate with a victory.
The 26-year-old has already had career that would make any fighter jealous, and he's not even close to being done. He has nine consecutive victories and looks like he is at the top of his game right now.
At the end of the night, UFC fans may have just witnessed the greatest fighter ever take his rightful place in UFC history.
*All information is courtesy of UFC.com