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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Melbourne, Australia, this evening (Sat., Nov. 14, 2015) as Etihad Stadium plays host to the UFC 193 pay-per-view (PPV) event, featuring two women's title fights in the main- and co-main events of the evening.
Catch all the action LIVE with a PPV main card start time of 10 p.m. ET (for up-to-date UFC 193 results click here).
Below is everything you need to know to stay on top of the PPV event "Down Under:"
Who: Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm
What: UFC 193
When: Sat., Nov. 14, 2015, beginning at 6 p.m. ET on Fight Pass
Where: Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia
How To Watch: Main card at 10 p.m ET on PPV; FOX Sports 1 "Prelims" under card at 8 p.m ET; and UFC Fight Pass early "Prelims" at 6 p.m. ET.
Live UFC 193 results: Play-by-play coverage stream right here
Why It Matters: As mixed martial arts (MMA) lost legends like Chuck Liddell, Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre, the torch was soon passed to up and coming superstars in Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor.
The UFC women's Bantamweight champion now sits atop the throne of the MMA universe, dominating headlines across all platforms whether she is fighting, talking about her sex life, or making another appearance in a movie.
While "Rowdy" is undoubtedly a multi-faceted and talented woman, her star shines brightest as one of the best athletes on the planet, and arguably the most dangerous fighter on UFC's roster today.
Ronda Rousey demands your attention, and you can bet millions of people across the world will watch her lay waste to Holly Holm this evening.
What's Hot: Two-title fight events have become the norm towards the year-end PPV's, but to see two women's title fights back-to-back is something to behold.
It wasn't all that long ago when Dana White assured fight fans women would never step foot inside the Octagon, and tonight two of UFC's most dominant champions will anchor a highly anticipated event.
While the title fights themselves may lack intrigue in terms of competitiveness, the historical nature of UFC 193 can not be forgotten as the fights get underway in Melbourne.
What's Not: UFC 193 is a strong card overall, but if you want to nitpick, you simply can not ignore the quality of opponents for both UFC champions Ronda Rousey and Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Jedrzejczyk was initially set to fight No. 1 contender Claudia Gadelha in a rematch of their split decision battle last December, but an injury to the Brazilian forced UFC brass to thrust No. 8 ranked Valerie Letourneau into a title fight she is grossly outmatched in.
Letourneau's last win? An uninspiring decision victory over Maryna Moroz. Ouch.
As for Holly Holm, pundits and fans can all keep up the facade "The Preacher's Daughter" stands a chance against the legendary Rousey, but the facts are that Holm has been completely untested thus far in her MMA career.
UFC brass inexplicably opted to feed Holm to Rousey without first testing her skills against the likes of Miesha Tate or Cat Zingano.
A former world-champion pugilist is about to take center stage against a transcendental MMA fighter with a superb ground game, and she is going to be embarrassed on PPV.
Original Card vs Actual Card:
UFC 193 went through a slew of changes, losing some major names to the injury bug along the way.
Initially, the event was expected to feature the Welterweight championship battle between Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit, but a thumb injury to the champ forced UFC brass to move the fight to UFC 195.
In its place, UFC announced Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm -- a title fight initially set for UFC 195 -- would be moving to the stadium show at UFC 193.
The other major loss for UFC 193 was an injury to Michael Bisping. The savvy veteran was expected to battle rising star Robert Whittaker tonight, but an injury to the Englishman gave Uriah Hall the opportunity to step up on short notice.
The rest of the changes were minor. William Macario, Ricardo Abreu, and Brendan O'Reilly all pulled out of their respective fights, and were replaced by James Moontasri, Steve Montgomery, and Anton Zafir.
Anton Zafir (vs. James Moontasri): Making his UFC debut on short notice, Anton Zafir looks to continue his five fight winning streak and extend his 7-1 professional record. "The Professor" is a notorious finisher, having three knockouts and three submissions to his credit. Zafir has yet to face anyone of worth yet, so it will be intriguing to see how he fares against Moontasri.
How The "Prelims" Look: Nothing special.
Overall, UFC 193 provides eight "Prelims" fights on UFC Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1, and if you opted to skip them altogether, you likely wouldn't be missing much.
The highlight of the "Prelims" is undoubtedly the return of Jake Matthews. Coming off his first career loss, it will be intriguing to see how the 21-year old prospect rebounds against Akbarh Arreola.
The rest of the bouts feature a ton of fighters that likely won't be on the UFC roster for long, and very few promising prospects.
Who Needs A Win Badly: This portion is reserved for fighters who could be fighting for their jobs today, rather than contenders or title challengers needing victory. Let's take a look at those who need to pull it together:
Danny Martinez (vs. Richie Vaculik): In a time where UFC brass is cutting fighters on two fight losing streaks, it is astonishing to see Danny Martinez get a fourth crack at a UFC victory following a three-fight skid. "The Gremlin" always puts on a show, so I suspect he is getting one more chance to earn his UFC roster spot this evening.
Richard Walsh (vs. Steve Kennedy): "Filthy Rich" is on the wrong end of a two-fight losing streak, and anything other than a win in his backyard will likely spell the end of his Octagon career.
Interest Level 7/10
I have an affinity for history-making moments in sports, so UFC 193 having two women's title fights anchoring a PPV is about as intriguing as it gets for me.
Are the fights the best on paper? Absolutely not.
Will Ronda Rousey and Joanna Jedrzejczyk put on violent spectacles? Highly likely.
Ultimately, UFC 193 is not the best card we have ever seen, but it is definitely a PPV worth watching and even buying. Shell out some of your hard-earned cash and enjoy a historic evening of fisticuffs!
Check out the full UFC 193 fight card right here:
UFC 193 PPV Main Event:
135 lbs.: Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm
UFC 193 PPV Co-Main Event:
115 lbs.: Women's Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Valerie Letourneau
UFC 193 Main Card (10 p.m. ET):
265 lbs.: Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva
185 lbs.: Uriah Hall vs. Robert Whittaker
265 lbs.: Jared Rosholt vs. Stefan Struve
UFC 193 Prelims on FOX Sports 1 (8 p.m. ET):
155 lbs.: Akbarh Arreola vs. Jake Matthews
170 lbs.: Kyle Noke vs. Peter Sobotta
205 lbs.: Anthony Perosh vs. Gian Villante
125 lbs.: Danny Martinez vs. Richie Vaculik
UFC 193 Prelims on Fight Pass (6 p.m. ET):
170 lbs.: Steven Kennedy vs. Richard Walsh
185 lbs.: Daniel Kelly vs. Steve Montgomery
170 lbs.: James Moontasri vs. Anton Zafir
125 lbs.: Ryan Benoit vs. Ben Nguyen
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 193 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, and then the remaining under card balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
For more information on UFC 193, including the full fight card, results, news, and more, click here.