UFC 207 has been centered around the return of Ronda Rousey.
But Friday’s year-end UFC event is so much more.
Rousey returns in the main event to take on Amanda Nunes for the female bantamweight title from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It marks her first fight since a loss to Holly Holm for the belt last year in Australia.
Along with that title fight, Cody Garbrandt challenges Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight belt. Garbrandt, a member of Team Alpha Male, is unbeaten in his MMA career.
Ex-UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw takes on John Lineker to being the pay-per-view main card. Former heavyweight titleholders Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez were scheduled to compete, but the Nevada Athletic Commission would not clear Velasquez due to his back injury.
The FOX Sports 1 prelims feature another former champion, Johny Hendricks, battling Neil Magny.
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Female Bantamweight Championship
Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Ronda Rousey
UFC Bantamweight Championship
Dominick Cruz (c) vs. Cody Garbrandt
Bantamweight: T.J. Dillashaw vs. John Lineker
Flyweight: Ray Borg vs. Louis Smolka
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Johny Hendricks vs. Neil Magny
Welterweight: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Middleweight: Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Marvin Vettori
Welterweight: Alex Garcia vs. Mike Pyle
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Tim Means vs. Alex Oliveira
Welterweight: Brandon Thatch vs. Niko Price