Saturday’s previously scheduled main event may have been derailed by the littlest piggy, but that doesn’t mean UFC 303 doesn’t still have plenty to offer for fight fans.

After Conor McGregor’s broken pinky toe caused the cancellation of the former double champion’s fight against Michael Chandler, the UFC went into event-saving mode. And while the new headliner for Saturday’s card may not be of the caliber as the biggest star in the sport making his return after nearly three years out of the Octagon, there will at least be a championship belt on the line.

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UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira (10-2, 8 KOs) agreed to run it back with former champion Jiří Procházka (30-4, 26 KOs) on Saturday (10 p.m. ET, ESPN+ PPV) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. And just like that, the show will go on. The two met in the cage previously at UFC 295 in November with Pereira claiming the vacant light heavyweight title with a second-round TKO.

In an unprecedented move, the co-main event will feature a truly last-minute bout at 165 pounds between rising prospect Diego Lopes and late-notice replacement Dan Ige. Lopes was originally supposed to fight Brian Ortega, but Ortega dropped out Saturday due to illness and was replaced by Ige just hours before the PPV broadcast began.

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  • Round 1 in the books

  • Next up: Anthony Smith vs. Roman Dolidze

    Who they are: A couple of 35-year-old fighters trying to squeeze what they can out of their remaining years in the cage. Smith breathed some life back into his career with a surprising submission win in May. Dolidze has lost two straight and is fighting at light heavyweight here after several years down at middleweight.

    Why it matters: Technically, both these guys are replacements. Dolidze is actually a replacement for a replacement, but whatever. It’s an entirely new fight at this point, and one that’s acting as a Band-Aid for a particularly beleaguered spot on this lineup. Consider this fight the bridge between the main card warm-up and the big stuff.

  • Rogan wanted the fight to continue

  • RESULT: Macy Chiasson def. Mayra Bueno Silva by TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 1:58 of R2

  • Fight stopped

    A doctor has been called into the cage to take a look at Bueno Silva’s cut. The gash is shown on the big screen and crowd audibly gasps in unison. It’s bad.

  • Bueno Silva’s forehead is LEAKING

  • Bueno Silva and Chiasson traded some big shots in R1

  • Next up: Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Macy Chiasson

    Who they are: Bueno Silva seemed like a good candidate to claim the vacant women’s 135-pound title, but came up short against Raquel Pennington in January. Chiasson won a season of “The Ultimate Fighter” at featherweight, but lately has been winning one and losing the next with a troubling regularity.

    Why it matters: Bueno Silva is ranked third at bantamweight and probably wouldn’t need too many wins to get back to a title shot. Chiasson is a big fighter for this weight class, but she still seems pretty raw at times and hasn’t beaten anyone of note in the UFC. This would be a major step forward for Chiasson if she could win, while Bueno Silva is just trying not to fall in the rankings.

  • RESULT: Ian Machado Garry def. Michael Page by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Round 3 ends

    Page and Garry go the distance. Scorecards incoming after back-and-forth battle.

  • UFC president has moved on

Catchweight (165 lbs): Diego Lopes vs. Dan Ige

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