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UFC 197 This Saturday Night; Fight Card, Start Times Inside

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It’s not Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier 2, but UFC 197 still has plenty to offer this Saturday night.

In the main event, Jones returns from a year-long hiatus to face Ovince Saint Preux for the interim light heavyweight title live on pay-per-view. He was slated to meet Cormier before an injury knocked the reigning UFC champion out.

Also, Henry Cejudo challenges Demetrious Johnson for the flyweight belt in the co-main event, while Anthony Pettis battles Edson Barboza and Rafael Natal faces Robert Whittaker from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

Interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux

UFC Flyweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Henry Cejudo

Lightweight: Anthony Pettis vs. Edson Barboza

Middleweight: Rafael Natal vs. Robert Whittaker

Featherweight: Yair Rodriguez vs. Andre Fili


Flyweight: Chris Kelades vs. Sergio Pettis

Strawweight: Carla Esparza vs. Juliana Lima

Welterweight: Danny Roberts vs. Dominique Steele

Lightweight: James Vick vs. Glaico Franca

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)

Light Heavyweight: Clint Hester vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima

Lightweight: Kevin Lee vs. Efrain Escudero