A heavyweight bought between Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem is set to headline UFC 203: Stipe vs. Miocic on Saturday, but the card is packed with intrigue. Miocic will be defending the UFC Heavyweight Championship against Overeem, and is riding a three-fight win streak.
This will be Miocic's first title defense since he won it over Fabricio Werdum. Overeem, who lost three of his first five UFC fights, is on a four-fight win streak with the organization and has rebounded nicely.
Another pair of heavyweights, Travis Browne and Werdum, will face off in the penultimate match on Saturday's main card. But the third match on the card is making the biggest headlines due to the fact that it will be the MMA debut of former WWE performer CM Punk.
Punk is trying his hand at MMA, and the UFC is giving him a spot on the main card for his debut. He'll be facing Micky Gall, a fighter with a 2-0 record but one who is favored over Punk due to that experience. Punk has been practicing for his debut for well over a year, but Gall has already stepped into a ring and fought, something Punk cannot say.
The main card will also feature Urijah Faber in a bantamweight bout against Jimmie Rivera, and a women's straweight contest between Jessica Andrade and Joanne Calderwood. A match between Jessica Eye and Bethe Correia headlines the preliminary card.
Previously, the card was supposed to feature Ray Borg and Ian McCall on the preliminary card, but Borg sustained an injury and had to bow out. Werdum was originally set to face Ben Rothwell, but Rothwell had to pull out due to injury. Browne originally lost a unanimous decision to Werdum back in 2014 at UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne.
Saturday's pay-per-view main card is set for 10 p.m. ET. The night of fights will start, as usual, on the subscription service UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. After a pair of fights, FOX Sports 1 will pick up coverage for the remainder of the preliminary card at 8 p.m. until the pay-per-view card begins.
You can watch the entire card online via UFC.TV, the UFC's YouTube channel and via UFC apps on the current generation of game consoles and other smart devices. Below is a look at the full fight card and links to all you need to watch the action.
All times Eastern
Main Card (PPV, 10 p.m.)
Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem
Travis Browne vs. Fabricio Werdum
Mickey Gall vs. CM Punk
Urijah Faber vs. Jimmie Rivera
Jessica Andrade vs. Joanne Calderwood
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m.)
Bethe Correia vs. Jessica Eye
Michael McBride vs. Nik Lentz
Caio Magalhaes vs. Brad Tavares
CB Dollaway vs. Francimar Barroso
Preliminary Card (Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m.)
Yancy Medeiros vs. Sean Spencer
Drew Dober vs. Jason Gonzalez
UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem schedule and coverage for Saturday
Time: Prelims 1 - 6:30 p.m., Prelims 2 - 8 p.m., Main Card - 10 p.m.
Location: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: Fox Sports 1 (Prelims 2), PPV (Main Card)