But before we hit the main event, or even the co-main, we'll see Mike Malott take on Adam Fugitt in a welterweight showdown.
This three-round main-card bout takes place at Rogers Arena on June 10. The UFC 289 prelims begin at 7 p.m. ET, with the main card scheduled to begin at 10 p.m.
The UFC 289 odds have the Canadian Malott as a -210 favorite.
UFC 289: Mike Malott vs Adam Fugitt Betting Odds
Odds as of June 5
According to our odds calculator, Malott's -210 odds translate to a 67.74% implied chance of victory and a $100 bet pays out $147.62. Fugitt's +175 odds give her a 36.36% chance to win and a $100 bet pays out $275.
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Odds as of June 5
Malott vs Fugitt Tale Of The Tape
|Fighter||Mike Malott||Adam Fugitt|
|Record||9-1-1 (2-0 UFC)||9-3 (1-1 UFC)|
|Avg. Fight Time||5:54||7:53|
|Sig. Strikes Per Minute||4.49||5.40|
|Sig. Strikes Absorbed Per Minute||3.48||5.90|
|Takedowns Per 15 Minutes||1.91||4.76|
Malott vs Fugitt Preview: Who will Win?
Let's learn a bit more about these two UFC welterweights.
How Malott Wins
The Waterdown, Ontario native has passed his earliest UFC tests, starching his first two opponents with first-round finishes.
Malott is a physically sound fighter, and he slugs with the best of em' — see his KO over Mickey Gall at UFC 273. "Proper" is also quite capable of securing submissions, as he often drops into a nasty guillotine and squeezes with all his might.
Malott's adaptability will be king Saturday. He loves a good fight, however it plays out, and the tougher fighter (usually him) will get the dub at UFC 289.
How Fugitt Wins
Fugitt will yet again play the role of gatekeeper. The 34-year-old is aggressive and fun to watch, but he's oftentimes on the receiving end of some brutal punches. Prospect Michael Morales knocked Fugitt out at UFC 277, but the American bounced back with a first-round win over Yusaku Kinoshita.
Malott wants things to get hot and heavy early. The Canadian benefits from early athletic clashes, so if Fugitt fancies himself a victory, he can't make this an athleticism competition because Malott will win. Patience is key, and Fugitt's four-inch reach advantage can help him slow-play this thing.
Malott vs Fugitt Pick
With the home crowd on his side, we'll take Malott to win inside the distance and the UNDER 1.5 rounds.