It's rare if ever, a UFC card gets upstaged in terms of the marquee value for fight events in America. Strikeforce, before it went down under, did put out some fun cards which rivaled the fanfare of a UFC event, but by and large, when you are talking the biggest MMA events, you're talking UFC.
How ironic is then that the man behind Strikeforce, Scott Coker, is also responsible for the big event coming to you this weekend as Bellator, his new home, makes only its second attempt at a pay-per-view event with its maiden card within the hallowed walls of Madison Square Garden, New York.
In over half a decade, a card stacked with high-profile MMA fights featuring some of the biggest names in the sport will be held under a non-UFC umbrella, as part of a weekend where the UFC isn't absent from our television screens. The weekly Fight Night card Fox card has an interesting main event with the battle of upcoming Lightweight prospects Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee, while UFC Hall of Famer tries a different hand at a comeback against fellow veteran Dennis Siver.
With such an array of choices, if you are confused as to how to prioritize your weekend of pugilistic action, let me help you with my list of the four best fights of the lot from this weekend, and my picks for the same.