The Saturday Setup: UFC Vegas 63

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 28: (L-R) Opponents Calvin Kattar and Arnold Allen of England face off during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on October 28, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The action shifts back to the UFC APEX this weekend for a classic “Hangover Card” following UFC 280 last Saturday in Abu Dhabi, but don’t let the fact that the lineup isn’t loaded make you believe there aren’t interesting matchups and a couple pivotal contests on this card.

As always, the crew here at Severe MMA has spent the week trying to get you primed for this evening’s entertainment.

And just in case you missed it during the week — or want a refresher — here’s a look at everything you need to know and what to look out for at UFC Vegas 63 in the latest edition of The Saturday Setup.

UFC Vegas 63 Preview Show

Ian O’Neill and Harry Powell run a two-man show this week, focusing almost exclusively on the outstanding main event pairing between Calvin Kattar and Arnold Allen.

One Question for Every Fight

ESK goes from the top of the card to the opening bout of the evening, addressing the one element of each fight that piques his interest and will hold his attention on Saturday.

10 Things I Like

Wanna know what ESK is looking forward to once the action hits the Octagon this weekend? Check out the latest instalment of 10 Things I Like.

Severe Selections

The new guy from Canada offers up his thoughts on who will get their hand raised on Saturday and how. With a winning percentage north of 63 percent for the year, it’s safe to say he’s pretty good when it comes to making predictions.

So You Wanna Make a Bet?

Severe MMA’s weekly wagering show is back and ESK is on a mission to steer out of his current skid and back into some profits. There’s a healthy slate of plus-money selections this week, with a couple larger plays on some favourites as well.

Fighter to Watch

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 21: (R-L) Chase Hooper battles Felipe Colares of Brazil in a featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 21, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

ESK profiles 23-year-old finisher Chase Hooper in this week’s edition of Fighter to Watch, believing the former Contender Series competitor can not only secure his second straight win on Saturday, but remains someone to keep tabs on in the featherweight division going forward.

E. Spencer Kyte is a veteran MMA content creator based in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He's written for numerous outlets, including FOX Sports and The Province, British Columbia's leading newspaper, and has been a freelance contributor to the UFC website for more than a decade. Follow him on Twitter: @spencerkyte.