It's time for another edition of Buzzfeed!, breaking down UFC 170: "Rousey vs. McMann," which takes place TONIGHT (Sat., Feb. 22, 2014) from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Here is everything you need to know about the mixed martial arts (MMA) event that takes place later this evening in "Sin City."
Without further ado, let's get to the good stuff below.
Who: Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann
What: UFC 170
When: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada
Why It Matters: The second PPV of the year pits two former Olympians in the main event, including the fastest turnaround for a champion in UFC history. Fresh off of her destruction of Miesha Tate at UFC 168 just two months ago, superstar Ronda Rousey is at it again against Sara McMann in her third women's Bantamweight title defense.
What's Hot: The main event is more or less the best part about this fight card, as well as the "Prelims" main event that features Alexis Davis and Jessica Eye. The card revolves around the division, and it's very possible that the winners of those two fights will eventually meet inside the Octagon in the near future.
The event also takes place in Las Vegas, so we'll see our fair share of fighters, celebrities and a tweaked-out Chuck Liddell on the camera if we're lucky.
What's Not: UFC has had a lot of bad press lately. It's not overshadowing the fight card as a whole like it did to UFC Fight Night 36 last week; however, sponsorship issues, fighters jumping ship to Bellator and fighters from the past voicing their disapproval with salaries means the promotion needs to buckle up and get ready to take these issues head on.
Also, the co-main event sees a Light Heavyweight contender against a coffee shop barista. And although that angle has become tiresome, it's the God-awful truth and we can't shy away from it.
At least Daniel Cormier gave Patrick Cummins a good shove at the pre-fight press conference to increase our interest.
New Blood: There are six fresh faces on this card and half of them are coming into their fights undefeated.
The most notable Octagon debutant is obviously Cummins, who enters his co-main event fight against Cormier with a perfect (4-0) record. He has not fought in almost a year despite four victories by way of a finish.
Pedro "The Young Punisher" Munhoz gets a stiff test with Raphael Assuncao on the "Prelims" The submission specialist could make waves in the Bantamweight division if he can overcome the Ascension MMA vet.
Munhoz steps in with a perfect (10-0) record, with only three decision victories.
Aljamain Sterling makes his Octagon debut after three consecutive rear-naked choke victories in the smaller shows, and the 24-year old Serra-Longo fighter is currently unbeaten (8-0). He faces promotional newcomer Cody Gibson, who is currently riding a six-fight win streak.
The Featherweight possesses a record of 11-3.
In the night's opening contest, Ernest Chavez takes on Yosdenis Cedeno in the Welterweight division. Chavez is also pristine (6-0), while Cedeno is 9-2 with finishes and decision wins on both resumes.
Original Card vs. Actual Card: This is where the card took a hefty beating.
Rashad Evans suffered an injury just 10 days ago, leaving the card in shambles. "Durkin" stepped up to replace him against Cormier.
Gilbert Melendez was supposed to duke it out wit Khabib Nurmagomedov in a potential war for the ages; however, that fight was scrapped probably because of Melendez's contract issues.
Lucas Martins against Bryan Caraway was scrapped because of an injury suffered to Caraway, and Martins was anticipating Sterling until he got injured, too. That fight now becomes Sterling against Gibson.
Munhoz is stepping up to the plate for Francisco Rivera to face Assuncao after news broke that Rivera suffered a hand injury.
Finally, Rafael dos Anjos against Rustam Khabilov was scrapped in favor of dos Anjos taking on Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX 11.
How The "Prelims" Look: The FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" aren't bad at all, with Davis against Eye as the headliner and Assuncao taking on Munhoz in the co-main event.
The other Bantamweight bout on this card features Gibson against Sterling, and the event's lone Flyweight bout should be a cracker between Zach Makovsky versus Josh Sampo.
Two Lightweight fights take place on UFC Fight Pass "Prelims," with Rafaello Oliveira taking on Erik Koch in what should be an awesome fight, as well as Chavez against Cedeno.
Who Needs A Win Badly: If Cummins wants to continue his fighting in UFC instead of whipping up mochaccinos, he needs a win even though a loss is pretty much inevitable here.
Unlike his opponent Mike Pyle who just needs to shake off a loss, T.J. Waldburger risks losing a third fight in four appearances, and if he gets finished, there's a chance he could receive his walking papers.
Erik Koch needs to avoid a third-straight loss, and the pressure is on since those last two beatings he suffered at the hands of Dustin Poirier and Ricardo Lamas were pretty brutal.
His opponent Rafaello Oliveira is in a must-win situation, and a fourth loss in five appearances would signal the end of his second stint with the promotion.
He will for sure get a second shot for taking the fight on short notice.
Interest Level: 6.5/10
As much as I'd like to pull a pitchfork and give this card a 6.8, it doesn't deserve a 7 and a 6 would be a little too shallow.
That's because at least once a month, some of us pay anywhere between $45-$60 for these events and they need to be stacked from the first fight up until the last fight.
We get the whole global expansion and the fact that the promotion is signing everybody who owns a pair of gloves; however, if UFC wants to go toe-to-toe with the Internet, it needs to give loyal fans a better reason than "we lost millions of dollars because of piracy."
It's your fans you need to care about if you want them to stick by your side through the thick and thin.
Here is the full UFC 170 "Rousey vs. McMann" fight card:
UFC 170 Main Event:
135 lbs.: UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann
UFC 170 Pay-Per-View Main Card (10 p.m. ET):
205 lbs.: Daniel Cormier vs. Patrick Cummins
170 lbs.: Rory MacDonald vs. Demian Maia
170 lbs.: Mike Pyle vs. T.J. Waldburger
170 lbs.: Stephen Thompson vs. Robert Whittaker
UFC 170 FOX Sports 1 Prelims (8 p.m. ET):
135 lbs.: Alexis Davis vs. Jessica Eye
135 lbs.: Raphael Assuncao vs. Pedro Munhoz
135 lbs.: Aljamaine Sterling vs. Cody Gibson
135 lbs.: Zach Makovsky vs. Josh Sampo
UFC 170 Fight Pass Prelims (7 p.m. ET):
155 lbs.: Erik Koch vs. Rafaello Oliveira
170 lbs.: Ernest Chavez vs. Yosdenis Cedeno
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 170 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, right on through the FOX Sports 1-televised under card bouts at 8 p.m. ET and then main card PPV, which is slated to begin at 10 p.m. ET.