On Saturday, June 14, the UFC will host UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s flyweight title will be on the line as champion Demetrious Johnson looks for his fourth title defense against Dagestan native Ali Bagautinov. After seeing the scorecards in his first seven Octagon appearances, Johnson has made a statement with back-to-back finishes of John Moraga and Joseph Benavidez in his last two bouts. Bagautinov, meanwhile, steps into his title challenge riding an 11-fight winning streak, including three straight in the UFC.

The night’s co-main event will pit two top-ranked welterweights against one another as Canada’s Rory MacDonald clashes with former Strikeforce title challenger Tyron Woodley.

Rounding out the main card will be a light heavyweight bout between Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Bader and former Strikeforce champion Rafael Cavalcante, a heavyweight collision between former champion Andrei Arlovski and TUF runner-up Brendan Schaub, and another 205-pound affair between Ovince St. Preux and Canadian karate practitioner, Ryan Jimmo.

The 11-fight card kicks off Saturday at 7 p.m. ET with two fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional bouts follow on FX on at 8 p.m. ET, with the pay-per-view main card beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

Above is an extended video preview of the event (courtesy of the UFC).

Pay-Per-View Main Card
Demetrious Johnson vs. Ali Bagautinov -for flyweight title
Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley
Ryan Bader vs. Rafael Cavalcante
Andrei Arlovski vs. Brendan Schaub
Ryan Jimmo vs. Ovince Saint Preux
FX Preliminary Card
Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Daniel Sarafian
Valerie Letourneau vs. Elizabeth Phillips
Mike Easton vs. Yves Jabouin
Kajan Johnson vs. Tae Hyun Bang
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Roland Delorme vs. Michinori Tanaka
Jason Saggo vs. Josh Shockley

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Rob Young
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Born in London, Ontario and raised in Los Angeles, Rob Young has been following the sport of MMA since discovering it through the Ultimate Fighting Championship game for the Sega Dreamcast in 2000. In a previous life he produced hip hop music under the pseudonym Polyhedron and now works a day job in sound mixing for TV and film.