There is plenty of hype around the UFC Fight Night 55 main event this evening between Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold.
Bisping and Rockhold have generated headlines with their verbal battles and near-confrontations countless times since promotion for the bout started.
On Saturday, former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is in action, and much like Bisping-Rockhold, he’s controlled the talk surrounding UFC Fight Night 56.
But, there are plenty of other intriguing bouts set to take place over the next 24-plus hours, and here’s a look at three of them:
Robert Whittaker vs. Clint Hester (UFC Fight Night 55)
Did you know, Clint Hester is unbeaten in his last seven fights, including a 4-0 record to start his UFC career? The 27-year-old veteran of The Ultimate Fighter is starting to make a name for himself as a Top-15 competitor, and he can continue that climb vs. Robert Whittaker this evening.
Hester’s (11-3) scored wins this year over Antonio Braga Neto and Andy Enz after 2013 wins vs. Dylan Andrews and Bristol Marunde via finish.
Whittaker’s (12-4) UFC recordi s just 3-2, but the losses have come at the hands of Stephen Thompson and Court McGee. He earned a June decision win over Mike Rhodes to boost back up his confidence.