Heavyweights take the marquee billing this coming Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 190.
In the co-main event, Tanner Boser welcomes Ovince Saint Preux to the “big boy” division, while Ciryl Gane and former Bellator champion Alexander Volkov square off in the main event.
Boser, a 29-year-old, has lost his last two via decision to Ilir Latifi and Andrei Arlovski following two finishes vs. Raphael Pessoa and Philipe Lins.
It has been that kind of run for the Canadian, who owns 10 knockout wins and two more submission victories in his career.
His opponent, Saint Preux, missed weight in his December meeting with Jamahal Hill. He fought at heavyweight back in May 2020 vs. Ben Rothwell, returned to light heavyweight, but will be back at heavyweight now.
Since fighting Jon Jones for the interim title in 2016, OSP has gone 6-7.
The marquee bout of the night presents a different feel between the two competitors.
Gane is unbeaten over eight career fights, finishing Junior dos Santos back in December and starting 2021 off with a five-round decision win vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruk in February.
He owns three knockout and three more submission wins to his resume, going 5-0 with the UFC. Gane is a former TKO heavyweight champion.
Volkov captured the Bellator title in 2014 and the M-1 Global belt a year later. He signed with the UFC in 2016 and has gone 7-2 with wins over Alistair Overeem, Walt Harris, Greg Hardy and former champion Fabricio Werdum.
Who do you see coming out as the big winner this weekend?