MMA Notes: UFC heavyweights take centre stage starting with Fight Night clash

The division is sure to look a whole lot different in a week and a half than it does right now.

The UFC’s heavyweight division is about to have its moment in the sun.

Over the next two weekends, the heavyweights will be front and centre in Las Vegas and the division is sure to look a whole lot different in a week and a half than it does right now.

That starts Saturday when perennial fan favourite Derrick Lewis takes on Aleksei Oleinik in the main event of the UFC’s Fight Night event at their Las Vegas home. It’s not a fight that has title implications, but it’s two top-10 guys squaring off and the winner should find himself in the mix for a No. 1 contender’s fight.

Then, next Saturday, champion Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will face off for a third time. They’ve each finished each other in the octagon once, and their legacies are both tied to the way their trilogy fight goes down.

It’s a big week for the big guys, in other words.