UFC 291: 10 reasons to watch

UFC 291 takes place on Saturday, July 29 live from Salt Lake City, Utah. Here are the 10 reasons you won't want to miss this card.
Justin Gaethje (left) and Dustin Poirier (right)
Justin Gaethje (left) and Dustin Poirier (right) / Jennifer Stewart/GettyImages
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6. Kevin Holland vs. Michael Chiesa

One of the most anticipated bout offerings from the welterweight division on this card is Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Holland. It's always an interesting event when 'Trailblazer' is involved, as he is one of the most popular and mainstream fighters in the UFC. On the other side of the octagon, the ever-explosive Chiesa will be looking to get back in the winning column. This match-up is the main card curtain-raiser and could set the pace for the final stretch all the way to the main event.

5. The return of Tony Ferguson

Tony Ferguson has been fighting for 15 years and, of those years, 12 have been with the UFC. One of the longest tenures still active in the promotion, 'El Cucuy' is considered by many a legend of mixed martial arts. Unfortunately, Ferguson has not picked up a win since 2020, putting him on a five-fight losing streak. At UFC 291, 'El Cucuy' goes up against Bobby Green in what could serve as his comeback. A Tony Ferguson fight night still continues to excite many and it could prove to be quite interesting.