The first big pay-per-view of the year features the much-anticipated main event bout between former UFC 155lb and 145lb champion, Conor McGregor, and MMA veteran and fan-favourite, Donald Cerrone. It truly is a wonderful match-up between two extremely talented and dangerous mixed martial artists.
The most exciting part about this battle is that there are an abundance of different variables which could have a serious impact on how the fight plays out. With both men being vicious strikers, who has the edge if the fight stays standing? Also, are we not paying enough attention to the fact that Cerrone is an exceptional submission grappler and how that could be a major factor in the fight? There are a lot of questions that need to be answered and you'll find them right here.
We'll be taking a look at all these things and more in our extensive breakdown of the fight. Now that the introductions are over, it's time to get down to the finer details of what makes the first main event of the new year such a blockbuster of a contest.