The Saturday Setup: UFC Vegas 64

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 04: (L-R) Opponents Marina Rodriguez of Brazil and Amanda Lemos of Brazil face off during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on November 04, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Setting the table for Saturday’s return to the UFC APEX, headlined by Brazilian contenders Marina Rodriguez and Amanda Lemos

With a crackin’ Cage Warriors card on Friday and a tremendous lineup hitting the Octagon next weekend at UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, this weekend’s UFC Vegas 64 event is cruising a little under the radar.

With a title opportunity in the strawweight division potentially on the line in the main event, a number of quality pairings in key divisions rounding out the main card, and a handful of prospects mixed in as well, Saturday’s slate is actually quite solid, and the crew at Severe MMA have you covered when it comes to getting up to speed on who to watch, what’s at stake, and what to expect from this weekend’s action.

Preview Show

Heading into the show, Ian admitted he wasn’t all that excited about this weekend’s card, but it didn’t take long for ESK and Harry to get “The General” all fired up and looking forward to Saturday’s slate.

Have a watch and see if the boys can have the same impact on you.

Fighter to Watch: Miranda Maverick

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 27: (R-L) Miranda Maverick punches Gillian Robertson of Canada in their lightweight fight during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

ESK turns the spotlight on flyweight rising star Miranda Maverick, who steps in against Shanna Young this weekend.

Find out why the new kid on the Severe MMA block believes the 25-year-old American has a wealth of upside and the opportunity to make a statement on Saturday.

One Question for Every Fight

Get the scoop on what ESK is wondering about each matchup that will hit the Octagon on Saturday evening at the UFC APEX.

From weather title opportunities are on the line and which lightweight will take a step forward between Grant Dawson and Mark O. Madsen to questioning why heavyweights are in the middle of the main card once again, every fight has something worth asking before the action pops off this weekend.

10 Things I Like

Severe MMA’s correspondent on the West Coast of Canada drops in with a rundown of the elements from Saturday’s show that really tickle his fancy.

A killer main event, a few quality fights between emerging contenders, and some youngins to keep tabs on makes for a solid night of scraps.

Severe MMA Picks & Plays

Combining individual fight selections with betting suggestions, ESK delivers an hour of gambling insights and ideas for those looking to make some plays and toss a fiver they’re fine with losing down on a fight or two on Saturday night.

E. Spencer Kyte is a veteran MMA content creator based in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He's written for numerous outlets, including FOX Sports and The Province, British Columbia's leading newspaper, and has been a freelance contributor to the UFC website for more than a decade. Follow him on Twitter: @spencerkyte.