The Saturday Setup: UFC Vegas 67

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 13: (L-R) Opponents Sean Strickland and Nassourdine Imavov of Russia face off during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on January 13, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Getting you primed for the first UFC event of 2023 with The Saturday Setup, a collection of all our Fight Week content in one convenient location

Welcome to the initial Saturday Setup of 2023!

For those checking in for the first time, here’s how this works: prior to each UFC event, we’ll gather up all our pre-fight content from the week and drop it into one post for you to scroll through, meaning you don’t have to navigate playlists on YouTube in order to cruise through all goodness we’ve put together in advance of the fights.

If there is an interview with a fighter competing on the card; we’ll have it here.

Staff picks, 10 Things I Like, the all-new Severe Picks & Plays? Here, here, and here.

This is your one-stop shop for getting all the scoops and insights on what is about to transpire inside the Octagon.

We hope you like it!

UFC Vegas 67 Preview Show

For the first show of the year, Ian O’Neill and Harry Powell run a two-man game, breaking down the biggest fights of the card and spending a little extra time discussing the prospects of undefeated bantamweight Javid Basharat.

One Question for Every Fight

E. Spencer Kyte goes from the main event to the opening bout of the evening, explaining the most pressing thought in his head about each pairing, letting you know what he’s paying special attention to on Saturday night and the questions he hopes to see answered inside the Octagon.

10 Things I Like

Severe MMA’s West Coast correspondent chimes in with a look at the elements of Saturday’s fight card that pique his interest the most. From a better main event matchup to the fact that the UFC is back after its Christmas holidays, it’s a quick tour through all the things that stand out and speak to ESK about the weekend’s 2023 opener.

Severe Picks & Plays

Severe MMA’s predictions and betting show gets a makeover to start the year, with Ian O’Neill joining E. Spencer Kyte to make picks and wagering selections for each and every UFC event.

Here’s a look at their picks for this week, but in order to get their plays, you’re going to have to watch the video:

ESK: Strickland, Ige, Soriano, Vieira, Nurmagomedov, Basharat, Alhassan, Rebecki, Nascimento, Argueta, Flick
Ian: Imavov, Ige, Soriano, Vieira, Nurmagomedov, Basharat, Ribeiro, Rebecki, Nascimento, Argueta, Johnson

We’ll keep track of records for both the picks and the plays and post our stats / bankrolls here every week.

Enjoy the fights!

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.

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