The fights at the UFC Apex are on ESPN+, with the 7 p.m. ET main card preceded by prelims at 4 p.m.
Cannonier (15-6) last fought in July, when he unsuccessfully challenged then-champion Israel Adesanya, losing a unanimous decision. Prior to that, he had won five of six fights since moving to middleweight from light heavyweight. Cannonier is No. 5 in the ESPN middleweight rankings.
The ninth-ranked Strickland (25-4) last fought on that same July card, UFC 276, losing by first-round knockout to Alex Pereira, who would go on to dethrone Adesanya four months later. Strickland entered the Pereira bout on a six-fight winning streak.
Cannonier and Strickland originally were scheduled to meet on Oct. 15, but Strickland pulled out of that Las Vegas main event booking in order to undergo finger surgery./p>
How to watch the fights
Watch on ESPN+: Get ESPN+ here.
There's also FightCenter, which offers live updates for every UFC card.
UFC Fight Night card
ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET
Middleweight: Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland
Lightweight: Arman Tsarukyan vs. Damir Ismagulov
Men's flyweight: Amir Albazi vs. Alessandro Costa
Men's featherweight: Alex Caceres vs. Julian Erosa
Lightweight: Drew Dober vs. Bobby Green
Middleweight: Michał Oleksiejczuk vs. Cody Brundage
ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET
Strawweight: Cheyanne Vlismas vs. Cory McKenna
Welterweight: Jake Matthews vs. Matthew Semelsberger
Men's bantamweight: Said Nurmagomedov vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov
Lightweight: Rafa García vs. Maheshate
Welterweight: Rinat Fakhretdinov vs. Bryan Battle
Men's flyweight: Manel Kape vs. David Dvořák
Men's bantamweight: Sergey Morozov vs. Journey Newson