On Friday, April 11, the UFC will host UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs. Nelson from the DU Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

In the main event, former Pride and interim UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will square off with Ultimate Fighter season 10 winner Roy Nelson. “Big Nog” will look to get back in the win column after succumbing to an armbar against Fabricio Werdum last June. The 37-year-old has been alternating wins and losses in the Octagon since 2008. Nelson, meanwhile, will hope to stop a two-fight skid. The former IFL champ has dropped back-to-back decisions to Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic.

The co-main event will feature a pivotal featherweight match-up between veteran Clay Guida and Japan’s Tatsuya Kawajiri. Guida will be looking to rebound from the first knockout loss of his lengthy career, courtesy of Chad Mendes in August. Kawajiri, a Shooto, Pride and Dream veteran, stretched his winning streak to six with a submission win over Sean Soriano in his Octagon debut in January.

Also on the main card, middleweights John Howard and Ryan LaFlare lock horns, as well as lightweight Ramsey Nijem and Beniel Dariush.

The eight-fight event will kick off Friday at 12:15 p.m. ET with five fights streaming on the promotion’s digital network, UFC Fight Pass. The four-fight main card will follow at 2 p.m. ET, also on UFC Fight Pass.

The MMA Corner’s Josh Davis, Jason Schielke and Justin Fuller break down the main card in the live stream above (held on Google Plus) starting at 10 p.m. ET. If you want to put in your two cents or ask the hosts a question, feel free to tweet them @TheMMACorner or hit up the question and answer section of the stream.

UFC Fight Pass Main Card
Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Clay Guida vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
John Howard vs. Ryan LaFlare
Beneil Dariush vs. Ramsey Nijem
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Jared Rosholt
Johnny Bedford vs. Rani Yahya
Thales Leites vs. Trevor Smith
Jim Alers vs. Alan Omer

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