I hope the double dose of fights of the year we got at UFC 236 satiated your hunger for quality MMA. This card is taking place in St. Petersburg Russia and features a newcomer or fighter off of a long layoff in almost every fight. The region is also suspect for performance enhancers, suspect judging, and ulterior motives. That makes for a pretty wild series of events typically. Don’t go heavy on any one fighter and mix in some just for the sake of differentiation.

 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SLATE LOCKS AT 10 AM ET

 

Case for Overeem: No fighter has made the transition from the steroid era quite as well as Overeem. His striking accuracy is unparalleled at any weight but especially at heavyweight. He generally avoids getting hit well on top of that.

Case for Oleinik: One of the all-time great Russian fighters gets to go out in front of his home crowd one more time. His ability to submit anyone is only rivaled by his willingness to risk anything for a win. He will be...