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The biggest event in UFC history is set to light up Las Vegas as UFC 300 takes place Saturday night in the fight capital of the world as Alex Pereira takes on Jamahal Hill to headline UFC 300.

 

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The UFC will celebrate its 300th pay-per-view event on Saturday, April 13th, with possibly the most stacked UFC card in the promotion’s history.

It has become a tradition for the UFC to celebrate its milestone events with jam-packed fight cards. The first stacked event came in 2009 when UFC 100 produced a card with fighters like Brock Lesner, Frank Mir, and Georges St. Pierre. In 2016, UFC 200 featured fighters such as Amanda Nunes, Anderson Silva, José Aldo, and Brock Lesner (again) to celebrate the corporation’s 200th major event.

Now, in 2024, the UFC will look to celebrate its 300th event by possibly putting on one of the biggest nights ever in sports. During the build-up to Saturday night’s event, UFC President Dana White stated that the goal for UFC 300 was to put on “the greatest combat sports card of all time.”

With a card that features 16 ranked fighters, 12 current and former champions, seven pound-for-pound fighters, and is expected to break every gate record at T-Mobile Arena, UFC 300 appears built up to be the biggest fight night we have ever seen.

 

Main Event – Alex Pereira (-130) vs Jamahal Hill (+110)

 

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When it came time to decide who would headline the most important card in the promotion’s history, the UFC turned to its most polarizing and entertaining fighter, Alex “Poatan” Pereira (9-2).

In just three short years, “Poatan” has claimed two different division titles, defeated four former champions, and has been silently one of the biggest stars in the UFC despite only having 11 professional MMA fights to his name. We last saw the Brazilian native back in November of 2023 when he starched former light heavyweight champion Jiri Procházka to claim the vacant 205-pound title. Now at UFC 300, Pereira will look to earn his first title defense against another former light heavyweight champion, Jamahal “Sweet Dreams” Hill (12-1).

The last time we saw Hill compete was back in 2021 when the Michigan native defeated the standing light heavyweight champion at the time and Alex Pereira’s current coach, Glover Teixeira. Shortly after securing the title, Hill suffered a torn Achilles during a basketball game and was forced to vacate the belt. Now only nine months removed from his injury, Hill is set to return to the octagon and reclaim his former title in the headlining bout of the biggest card in UFC history.

It will be a toss-up of who comes out of Saturday night’s main event victorious. With both men possessing elite striking and dangerous knockout power, the main event at UFC 300 is almost guaranteed to end the night with a full-blown war.

 

Co-Main Event – Zhang Weili (-360) vs Xiaonan Yan (+280)

 

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The co-main event on Saturday night will feature the first female championship fight between two Chinese-born fighters. One of those fighters is possibly the scariest female fighter currently on the UFC roster, Zhang Weili (24-3).

The current women’s strawweight champion, Weili, has been battle-tested and has shown to be a dominant fighter during her championship reign. Weili secured the title after defeating Jessica Andrade with a first-round knockout in 2019, after defending her title in what was possibly the most significant female UFC fight of all time against Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

Weili lost the title against Rose Namajunas in April of 2021, along with her rematch with Namajunas later that year. She eventually regained the title in 2021 after submitting Carla Esparza with a second-round rear-naked choke and defended her title against Amanda Lemos in 2023. Going into UFC 300, Weili will look to make it back-to-back title defenses as she faces the number one contender in the division, Xiaonan Yan (18-3).

Yan entered the UFC in 2017 and compiled a six-fight win streak to begin her career with the promotion. She suffered her first two losses in the UFC after a knockout loss to Carla Esparza in 2021 and after losing a split judge’s decision against Marina Rodriguez in 2022. The number one contender bounced back later in 2022 with a victory over Mackenzie Dern and earned her title shot at UFC 300 with a first-round knockout victory over Jessica Andrade in 2023.

The co-main event will be an elite display of striking and fight IQ as both women represent their shared country and compete to see who is truly the most dangerous woman in the division.

 

The rest of Saturday night’s UFC 300 card will go as follows:

 

Main Event BMF title fightJustin Gaethje (-230) vs Max Holloway (+190)

Main Event Lightweight FightArman Tsarukyan (-240) vs Charles Oliveira (+200)

Main Event Middleweight FightBo Nickal (-230) vs Cody Brundage (+190)

 

Prelims:

 

Light Heavyweight fightAleksandar Rakic (-135) vs Jiri Procházka (+115)

Featherweight fightAljamain Sterling (-135) vs Calvin Kattar (+115)

Women’s Bantamweight fightKayla Harrison (-450) vs Holly Holm (+350)

Featherweight fightDiego Lopes (-125) vs Sodiq Yusuff (+105)

Early Prelims:

 

Lightweight fightJalin Turner (-250) vs Renato Moicano (+205)

Women’s Strawweight fightMarina Rodriguez (-120) vs Jessica Andrade (+100)

Lightweight fightBobby Green (-190) vs Jim Miller (+160)

Bantamweight fightDeiveson Figueiredo (-300) vs Cody Garbrandt (+240)

 

UFC 300 occurs on Saturday, April 13th, at 5:00 pm PST. Thanks for visiting FranchiseSportsMedia.com for your Las Vegas Sports news today.

 

-Griffin Kemp – Franchise Sports Media

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