UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre LIVE!

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Evening everyone. UFC 217 is about to get underway , live from the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden! I’m Jody Jamieson, and here’s your card for tonight.

Three title fights, a solid main card, and some good stuff on the prelims. Shaping up to be a big night for the UFC in their second visit to MSG. Only two fights on Fight Pass tonight, before we hit the TV prelims in an hour.

And we're live from New York City! Jon Anik, Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier will have the call tonight.

NYSAC have adopted the new rules, and instant replay is available tonight. Let's get onto the first half.

AIEMANN ZAHABI VS. RICARDO RAMOS We open the night at bantamweight. Zahabi defeated Reginaldo Vieira back in February in his UFC debut via decision. Ramos made his Octagon debut two weeks prior, defeating Michinori Tanaka.

Here's my picks for tonight. We'll see how terribly they go.

Ramos in the cage. Zahabi on his way.

Zahabi vs. Ramos. Ramos goes in as the favourite, closing at -200. Referee is Todd Anderson. And the card is underway!

Ramos looks a lot taller than the one inch they showed on the tale of the tape. Zahabi grabs a clinch and tries a takedown, but ends up with Ramos on top. Zahabi able to reverse briefly, and the scrambe sees them both stand. Interesting start.

Ramos with a couple of heavy leg kicks. Zahabi buckles on the final one. Something to keep an eye on.