No title will be on the line, but Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz do not seem to care.
The two, who are atop the UFC’s list of trash-talkers, will square off against one another this Saturday night in the main event of UFC 196.
Set from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the card does feature a championship match in the co-main event billing.
McGregor, the current UFC featherweight champion, was scheduled to meet Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight belt. However, a foot injury knocked dos Anjos out and opened the door for Diaz to enter.
Along with McGregor-Diaz, Holly Holm makes her first bantamweight title defense against Miesha Tate. Holm won the belt last year from Ronda Rousey, while Tate is a former Strikeforce titleholder.
Rounding out the pay-per-view main card will be Gian Villate-Ilir Latifi, Tom Lawlor-Corey Anderson and Amanda Nunes-Valentina Shevhenko.
The FOX Sports 1 prelims feature Brandon Thatch vs. Siyar Bahadurzada, Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb, Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Vitor Miranda and Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly.
All of the action begins at 6:30 p.m. ET with Julian Erosa-Teruto Ishihara, Justin Salas-Jason Saggo and Diego Sanchez-Jim Miller on Fight Pass.
FightLine will have you covered all week with news leading up to the event. On Saturday, we’ll provide free and live play-by-play coverage from the card.
Below is the current lineup:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz
UFC Female Bantamweight Championship
Holly Holm (c) vs. Miesha Tate
Light Heavyweight: Gian Villante vs. Ilir Latifi
Light Heavyweight: Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor
Female Bantamweight: Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Brandon Thatch vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
Welterweight: Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb
Middleweight: Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Vitor Miranda
Featherweight: Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Diego Sanchez vs. Jim Miller
Lightweight: Justin Salas vs. Jason Saggo
Featherweight: Julian Erosa vs. Teruto Ishihara