***Preliminary Card*** Womens Bantamweight Katlyn Chookagian Vs. Liz Carmouche Welterweight Belal Muhammad Vs. Vicente Luque Lightweight Jim Miller Vs. Thiago Alves Middleweight Rafael Natal Vs. Tim Boetsch Middleweight Rashad Evans Vs. Tim Kennedy Lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs. Michael Johnson Featherweight Frankie Edgar Vs. Jeremy Stephens ****Main Card**** Womens Bantamweight Miesha Tate Vs. Raquel Pennington Welterweight Kevin Gastelum Vs. Donald Cerrone Middleweight Chris Weidman Vs. Yoel Romero Womens Strawweight Championship Joanna Jedrzejczyk © Vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz Welterweight Championship Tyron Woodley © Vs. Stephen Thompson Lightweight Championship Eddie Alvarez © Vs. Conor McGregor ******* My Thoughts: The main card is interesting enough for me. I have interest in every match on the main card. But only couple of matches in preliminary card have my interest. First, about preliminary fights. Those two fights might eventually serve as co-main event & main event of the preliminary card. Khabib Nurmagomedov is still undefeated and has been pretty vocal about not being given a chance at the title. This fight can assure his title shot if he remains undefeated. Plus Frankie Edgar returns after losing an interim title match against Jose Aldo and faces Jeremy Stephens. Now onto the main card. Miesha Tate became champion by defeating the favorite Holly Holm at UFC 196 and then went on to get squashed by the challenger Amanda Nunes at UFC 200. This fight could showcase what lies in future for her. Can she rebound from a big loss or another loss awaits her end? That's the question to be answered at this event. Donald Cerrone faces Kevin Gastelum. While Cerrone is on a 3-fight win streak, Gastelum has had only 2 losses in his career, both via split decisions. A win for either guy could put them into top 5 Welterweights and more near to a title shot. Chris Weidman faces Yoel Romero in yet another interesting fight. Both have only lost once in their respective careers. Plus both are going to return after almost a year in a match which could decide the next challenger for Michael Bisping. The undefeated champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk faces another challenger in form of Karolina Kowalkiewicz who is also undefeated for the Womens Strawweight Championship. The Polish duo met previously in their amateur days in 2012 where Jedrzejczyk defeated Kowalkiewicz via submission. Someone's undefeated streak is going to be broken. The new champion Tyron Woodley faces a new challenger in form of Stephen Thompson which is going to be interesting to see how they mesh up with each other. Thompson did impress me while fighting MacDonald. The main event is an another interesting fight. It's a Champion Vs. Champion fight. McGregor who is currently the featherweight champion faces Alvarez for the lightweight title to become the first one to win two titles at the same time, a feat which BJ Penn was unable to accomplish at UFC 94. Both are known for their knockout wins and that's what makes this fight more interesting. I am excited. What about you?