It may not be receiving the hype one would expect the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) event of the year to garner, but nonetheless, the promotion is set to deliver what appears to be just that, at least on paper, with this Saturday night’s (Nov. 4, 2017) UFC 217 from Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
In the main event, longtime former welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre will make his return to the Octagon against controversial middleweight champion Michael Bisping after almost four years away from the sport in a bout that has gained a ton of criticism from MMA fans for letting Bisping avoid the top contenders in the stacked 185-pound division while St-Pierre jumps the line.
The co-main event features one of the most heated grudge matches of the year when bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt finally makes his first title defense against rival former teammate (and former champion) TJ Dillashaw.
Finally, dominant women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will attempt to tie Ronda Rousey’s record for most consecutive UFC title defense by a female with six when she meets Rose Namajunas for the belt. Supposed lack of buzz aside, this card is simply stacked.
Get ready for the blockbuster event from New York with the full UFC 217 Countdown video below: