I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home.
Take the headliner, for instance.
Former bantamweight champion Holly Holm (10-2) will square off against Germaine de Randamie (7-3) for the inaugural women's featherweight title.
Taken on its own, it's an incredible fight that we'd usually be thrilled to watch. Silva, one of the best fighters in the history of the sport, has lost four of his last five, and hasn't won since he beat Stephan Bonnar via TKO at UFC 153 in October 2012.
She won a boxing match by knocking out a man, Tom Waes, apparently feeling the need to use it as justification for her presence in the main event. Neither was specific, and Holm has said her focus is sharp for tonight's fight. Holm, of Albuquerque, N.M., hasn't won since her second-round knockout of Rousey in November 2015 in Melbourne, Australia, to capture the women's 135-pound bantamweight title. "It's not Cris versus me or Cris versus Holly".
Further down the card, things admittedly get weird.
Anderson Silva and Derek Brunson were next to hit the scales ahead of their co-main event clash.
Fans long have been clamoring for the UFC to launch a 145-pound women's division, if only to give a platform to the most fearsome female fighter in the sport's history, Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino.
In de Randamie's MMA debut, she was submitted (arm bar) by Brazil's Vanessa Porto. It was completely insane for Silva to accept the fight and, while he got handily beaten, the Brazilian had his moments in the match and still managed to get through all three rounds. "The Spider" wants to end his current drought.
Inaugural women's featherweight title at stake at UFC 208
However, Germaine de Randamie does have one fail mark pertaining to her career in UFC. "You really second guess yourself a lot". With both fighters coming from a striking background expect a bout that will be easy on the eye, and don't rule out a knockout.
The fight before that?
The emphatic nature of the loss has lead most to believe that Rousey's fighting days are over with UFC president Dana White admitting he thinks 'she's probably done'.
"It's just a whole bunch of weird events".
"That was the first takedown I've ever gone for in a fight, and I can guarantee that the Megan Anderson of today would steamroll Cindy Dandois, but I've got my eyes firmly on the UFC".
The third and fourth fights on the card don't get any less weird. Then, at the height of fan brushback against the idea of not including the best women's featherweight fighter ever into the first 145-pound title fight, Justino was flagged for a potential banned substance violation in an out-of-competition test administered by USADA.
It's a mismatch that Souza should nearly certainly win, but Boetsch does have real knockout power and has grinded his way to a solid career. I can say that Holm pressed the restart button by moving up to featherweight, which is a wise decision.
"When I was younger I wasn't always the biggest of the bunch, so you have guys who try to pick fights and try to bully", he told GH.
And in another middleweight scrap, Ronaldo Souza is perched as heavy -500 chalk against Tim Boetsch, who sits as a +350 underdog, while light heavyweight Glover Teixeira is a -190 favourite against Jared Cannonier, who trails at +155. One extra pound is allowed in non-title fights. Taken together, yes, it all feels a little cobbled together.
"Coming off a loss, all you want, I think, is just to get back in there".