For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Shogun vs. Vera" event, going down at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
UFC on Fox 4 will feature a light heavyweight title eliminator (or so we're told) in the top two fights on the card. In the main event, Mauricio Rua takes on Brandon Vera while Lyoto Machida dukes it out with Ryan Bader in the co-headlining attraction.
The stakes? Whoever wins the most impressively earns a 205-pound title shot. Simple as that. Supposedly.
It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.
But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered.
In cased you missed any or all of it - or just want to keep the discussion alive - below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.
In we go:
UFC on FOX 4: "Shogun vs. Vera"
Fight card and line up
Results and live fight coverage
UFC on FOX 4 predictions and previews:
Predictions from the myth himself, Nostradumbass
"Prelims" preview and predictions part one
"Prelims" preview and predictions part two
Fight preview: Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner
Fight preview: Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson
Fight preview: Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader
Fight preview: Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera
UFC on FOX 4 press conferences:
Pre-fight press conference
Press conference video
Press conference staredown pics
Press conference photos gallery
UFC on FOX 4 weigh-ins:
Weigh-in staredown pics
Weigh-in photos gallery
UFC on FOX 4 news:
Open workouts photos gallery
Open workouts videos and interviews
Latest odds and betting guide
The debut of the ref cam
UFC on FOX 4 editorials:
History in the Making: Brandon Vera explodes onto the scene with four stoppage victories
History in the Making: Lyoto Machida brutally knocks out Thiago Silva at UFC 94
History in the Making: Ryan Bader wins The Ultimate Fighter with a vicious knockout
Dana White added Machida vs. Bader to light heavyweight lottery after getting creamed by fans
Dana White's promotional savvy could save UFC on FOX 4
Shogun Rua won't be falling into the dangerous Brandon Vera trap
Shogun Rua is working towards beating Jon Jones in a rematch
Brandon Vera is overwhelmed but he has his sights set on Shogun
Lyoto Machida is willing to drop to middleweight if Dana White offers the right fight
Ryan Bader won't respect Lyoto Machida as much as everyone else has
Jamie Varner will be a top contender if he beats Joe Lauzon
Joe Lauzon is not going to let Jamie Varner make his name off him like he did Edson Barboza
Despite two year absence and injury woes, Mike Swick's title hopes remain
Mike Swick details his long road back to the Octagon
Manny Gamburyan is going to be a problem for Michihiro Omigawa
LA Kings get beef with UFC after nasty tweet
UFC on FOX 4 videos:
Dana White video blog episode one
Road to the Octagon special
Promo calling Shogun Rua one of the greatest fighters of this decade
Lyoto Machida talks philosophy and staying hungry
Lyoto Machida's signature moves
Mike Swick vs. DaMarques Johnson preview
Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner preview
Joe Lauzon video blog
That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.
I'd ask what the biggest story heading into this event has been but we all know damn well what that is and it's all going to play itself out tonight, live on pay-per-view.
Enjoy the show, Maniacs.