Before we get started, in case you missed it, it was reported by ESPN on Tuesday that Brock Lesnar, who went 6-3 in his career with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is now in World Wrestling Entertainment, has retired from MMA as a competitor.

Due to this, Daniel Cormier is now going to meet former Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in his next contest.

We wish Lesnar the best of luck going forward.

The back-end of this week’s UFC/Bellator twin-bill takes place in Ottawa, ON, with UFC on ESPN+ 9.

Preliminary action commences this Saturday at 5 p.m. EDT, 2 p.m. PDT from Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre, with the main card immediately following at 8 p.m. EDT, 5 p.m. PDT.

This UFC Fight Night can be streamed in its entirety on ESPN+ in both English and Spanish.

Highlighting the show is a five-round non-title fight with UFC’s winningest fighter of all-time.

No. 8 contender Donald Cerrone (35-11, one no-contest) will fight No. 4 contender Al Iaquinta (14-4-1) in a Lightweight contest.

Both fighters are coming off victories in their most recent UFC appearances.

Contender Comparison:

Heading into this Saturday night’s main event, Donald Cerrone is the taller contestant, standing at 6-foot-1, three inches taller than Al Iaquinta’s 5-foot-10 frame.

Iaquinta has posted a record of 4-1 in his last five UFC fights. Most recently, he scored a decision win against Kevin Lee on Dec. 15 in the main event of the last UFC on FOX card in Milwaukee.

In the other corner, Donald Cerrone has gone 3-2 in his last five matches.
Last time out, he won via second-round TKO vs. Alexander Hernandez during the featured prelim of UFC on ESPN+ 1 in Brooklyn on Jan. 19 on ESPN proper.

The Tale of The Tape:

UFC.com shows that Donald Cerrone holds a three-inch advantage in reach (73 inches to 70 inches), along with a half-inch advantage in leg reach (40.5 inches to 40 inches) going into this match.

Prediction: Cerrone by third-round KO.

Other fights on this Saturday night’s main card include:

No. 9 contender Derek Brunson (18-7) vs. Elias Theodorou (16-2) [Middleweight, co-main event]

No. 10 contender Cub Swanson (25-10) vs. Shane Burgos (11-1) [Featherweight]

Brad Katona (8-0) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (8-4) [Bantamweight]

No. 9 contender Walt Harris (11-7, one no-contest) vs. Serghei Spivak (9-0) [Heavyweight]

Marc-Andre Barriault (11-1) vs. Andrew Sanchez (10-4) [Middleweight]

UFC on ESPN+ 9 at a Glance:

Prelims: Saturday, 5 p.m. EDT, 2 p.m. PDT, ESPN+

Main Card: Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT, 5 p.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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Content Creator at Armchair MMA , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC.
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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