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It’s been close to seven years since the UFC last visited Philadelphia. The promotion returns to the “City of Brotherly Love” for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 2, and the main event seems like it could be a perfect matchup for the fight-hungry fans in Philly.

The headlining bout pits former WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje against Edson Barboza in a scrap fans have been giddily anticipating since it was officially announced in late January.

In the co-main event, former two-division WSOF champion David Branch looks to get back in the win column when he faces Jack Hermansson in a pivotal middleweight matchup. Also on the main card is an intriguing women’s strawweight matchup between former title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Michelle Waterson.

UFC on ESPN 2 takes place Saturday at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The event airs on ESPN following early prelims on ESPN+.

Inside, check out seven burning questions about the fight card.

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