The list of fighters who have headlined major UFC events competing on the UFC 198 lineup is incredible.

When the UFC announced that they were returning to Brazil with a stadium show inside the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, they knew the card would have to match the intensity of the Brazilian fans.

And they have delivered.

Assuming – knock on wood and anything else you feel that needs to be knocked – nothing happens between now and May 14, the energy that will be flowing through the arena should make for quite the spectacle.

Before we even get to the likely main card, the prelims will include Antonio Rogerio Nogueira-Patrick Cummins, John Lineker-Rob Font, Thiago Santos-Nate Marquardt and Warlley Alves-Bryan Barberena.

With all due respect to what the UFC has put together in the past, that would make for a pretty solid “Fight Night” card.

So, what does that leave for the pay-per-view main card?

Fabricio Werdum-Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight title, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza-Vitor Belfort in a middleweight title-eliminator, former UFC champion Anderson Silva-Uriah Hall, former UFC champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua-Corey Anderson, Demian Maia-Matt Brown and the Octagon debut of Cris “Cyborg” Justino.

Werdum, Silva, Belfort and Rua have wore UFC gold in the past, while Souza is a former Strikeforce champion. Cyborg is the current Invicta FC featherweight titleholder, Maia competed for the UFC middleweight title and Brown had an incredible win streak at one point.

The UFC wanted to make UFC 200 a signature event, and maybe it still will be, but at this point, UFC 198 is the one to zone in on and start to get pumped for.

This is the fourth “stadium” show put on by the UFC, joining UFC 129 from the Rogers Centre in Canada, UFC 193 from Etihad Stadium in Australia and UFC on FOX: Gustafsson vs. Johnson that went down in Stockholm, Sweden at the Tele2 Arena.