The main card at the UFC Apex is on ESPN and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET, preceded by prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+ at 7 p.m.
Vettori (19-6-1) has alternated wins and losses in his last four fights. He last fought in March, winning by unanimous decision over Roman Dolidze. His only recent losses came against UFC champion Israel Adesanya and former champ Robert Whittaker. Vettori is No. 4 in the ESPN middleweight rankings.
The fifth-ranked Cannonier (16-6) has won three of his last four, the exception being a decision loss to Adesanya last July. Cannonier's most recent win was a split decision against Sean Strickland in December.
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Saturday's UFC fight card
ESPN/ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET
Middleweight: Marvin Vettori vs. Jared Cannonier
Lightweight: Arman Tsarukyan vs. Joaquim Silva
Middleweight: Armen Petrosyan vs. Christian Duncan
Men's featherweight: Pat Sabatini vs. Lucas Almeida
Lightweight: Manuel Torres vs. Nikolas Motta
Welterweight: Nicolas Dalby vs. Muslim Salikhov
ESPN2/ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET
Men's flyweight: Jimmy Flick vs. Alessandro Costa
Men's bantamweight: Kyung Ho Kang vs. Cristian Quiñonez
Men's flyweight: Carlos Hernandez vs. Denys Bondar
Women's flyweight: Tereza Bleda vs. Gabriella Fernandes
Men's bantamweight: Dan Argueta vs. Ronnie Lawrence
Light heavyweight: Zac Pauga vs. Modestas Bukauskas
Ian Parker's betting tip
In his last six fights, win or lose, Vettori has gone to a decision. Vettori is a very durable fighter who is hard to put away and has an endless gas tank that can spell trouble for most in a five-round fight. The only area of the fight where Vettori won't have an advantage is in the power department, as Cannonier can end a fight with a KO punch. Cannonier can be an inconsistent fighter, as sometimes you don't know which fighter you will get.
For Parker's suggested bets on the main event and other fights on Saturday's card, check out the ESPN+ expert picks and best bets article (link below). It also features analysis by Fight Ready MMA coach Santino DeFranco as well as ESPN's other betting expert, Reed Kuhn.