We’ll get to UFC talk in a moment, but first, a couple of notes, beginning with this update on Legacy Fighting Alliance’s search for a new television partner:

LFA 77, which took place on Friday night in Minnesota, was videotaped for broadcast on a later date.

LFA 78 and 79, which had been originally slated for Oct. 4 and Oct. 11, respectively, have each been postponed to an undetermined date to permit LFA to secure a new television deal.

As you’ll recall, earlier in September, AXS TV had been bought by Canadian-based Anthem Sports and Entertainment, and due to the sale, the cable channel discontinued LFA coverage after LFA 76.

One note about an upcoming UFC show: The promotion has booked Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens for the co-main event of the UFC on ESPN 6 card on Friday, Oct. 18 in Boston.

Rodriguez and Stephens met last Saturday night in Mexico City, but the fight was halted in the opening moments and ruled a no-contest after Stephens sustained an eye poke.

The UFC returns to ESPN+ this Saturday morning and afternoon for UFC on ESPN+ 18, originating from Copenhagen, Denmark’s Royal Arena.

Note the early start time. Set a reminder on your phone if you have to:

Undercard action begins live at 11 a.m. EDT, 8 a.m. PDT on ESPN+, with the six-fight main card following at 2 p.m. EDT, 11 a.m. PDT.

Highlighting the card is a five-round main event in the UFC’s Middleweight division matching No. 5 contender Jack Hermansson (19-4) with No. 9 contender Jared Cannonier (11-4).

Contender Comparison:

Heading into this Saturday’s main event, Jack Hermansson is the taller contestant, standing 6-foot-1, two inches taller than Jared Cannonier at 5-foot-11.

Hermansson has posted a 4-1 mark in his last five fights and enters the main event on a four fight winning streak.

Most recently, he scored a unanimous decision against Ronaldo Souza in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 8 back in April.

In the other corner, Jared Cannonier has gone 3-2 in his last five fights, coming into this main event having won two fights in a row.

Most recently, he scored a first-round TKO against Anderson Silva due to a leg injury in UFC 237’s co-main event back in May on ESPN+ pay-per-view.

The Tale of the Tape:

UFC.com shows that both contestants in this match are level in reach (77.5 inches apiece), with Jack Hermansson owning a five-inch leg reach advantage (46.5 inches to 41.5 inches).

Prediction: Jack Hermansson by third-round knockout.

Five other fights make up this Saturday’s main card:

Mark Madsen (8-0, UFC debut) vs. Danilo Belluardo (12-4) [Lightweight, co-main event]

Gunnar Nelson (17-4-1) vs. Gilbert Burns (16-3) [Welterweight]

Ion Cutelaba (14-3, one no-contest) vs. Khalil Rountree, Jr. (8-3, one no-contest) [Light Heavyweight]

Michal Oleksiejczuk (13-2, one no-contest) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (23-12) [Light Heavyweight]

Nicolas Dalby (14-2-1) vs. Alex Oliveira (19-6-1, two no-contests) [Welterweight]

UFC on ESPN+ 18 at a Glance:

Prelims: Saturday, 11 a.m. EDT, 8 a.m. PDT, ESPN+

Main Card: Saturday, 2 p.m. EDT, 11 a.m. PDT, ESPN+

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My name is Drew Zuhosky and I’m the MMA writer here at Armchair All-Americans. I’ve been an MMA fan for the better part of the last decade and I always make time to watch the fights. Whether it’s a Saturday night pay-per-view, an online exclusive, or a cable broadcast, there’s one certainty: Somewhere in my house, the TV will be on and I’ll be yelling at it. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my articles on MMA. I pledge to you that my articles will be knockouts, not judges’ decisions. (Everybody hates judges’ decisions, anyway because there’s a chance for the element of human error involved in the outcome.) In any event, please check back to see what I have for you in terms of MMA material. Let’s get going.
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