That's not to discount some of the outstanding headliners and championship matches we've witnessed in the previous six months,

but on paper, it's difficult to top a programme that includes three of the top six fighters in the world according to pound-for-pound performance

Israel Adesanya, ranked No. 2, will defend his middleweight title for the sixth time in the main event.

Max Holloway, ranked No. 6, and Alexander Volkanovski, ranked No. 3, will square off for the third time for the featherweight championship in the co-feature event.

Adesanya has pledged to do miracles when facing Jared Cannonier, but like his saviour Anderson Silva

The Last Stylebender" need the right dancing partner to bring out his greatest qualities.

. A thrilling conclusion might come from either fighter if Cannonier breaks through Adesanya's armour; yet, if Cannonier exhibits excessive deference

the battle may wind up resembling Adesanya vs. Romero more than Adesanya vs. Cannonier (apologies for bringing that up).