36 fights. 72 fighters. Three shows. Lots of punches.
That's what we're looking at as International Fight Week kicks into full swing Thursday night as the first of three UFC shows in Las Vegas happens, headlined by lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos defending the belt against Eddie Alvarez on UFC Fight Pass. After Friday night's TUF Finale show on FS1, the big one is upon us: UFC 200 -- arguably the greatest card that has ever been assembled...on paper, anyway.
But with all of those fights and fighters, surely some stand out more than others, right? That's why Josh brought in special guest Dave Doyle of MMA Fighting to help him preview the week in a slightly different way.
Both Josh and Dave jotted down 10 fighters competing over the next three days that they are most interested in seeing how this week plays out for. While there was a little bit of crossover, both guys had distinct picks and rationale for why they're so intriguing to them. There's a few names you might expect (Brock, Cain), but many that you might not expect.
Click below to listen to a special 45-minute conversation that will get you ready for all three UFC events!