UFC 300 is absolutely stacked from top to bottom.

UFC 300 (pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+), taking place Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, features two undisputed title fights, a BMF title fight and 12 current or former champions.

With so many notable names, it's difficult to rank these encounters based on preference and importance. Most of the fights on the card can serve as headliners for a fight night or pay-per-view event, but some simply pump up the excitement more than others.

Below is a ranking of the best fights at UFC 300, from worst to first.


Jessica Andrade vs. Marina Rodriguez

Andrade vs. Rodriguez is an entertaining strawweight bout between two strikers that takes place in the early prelims. Both Brazilians have overcome their recent defeats and will look to get promoted back to the top tier of the league with a win.


Bo Nickal vs. Cody Brundage

This fight's ranking doesn't match its placement on the card, but Nickal is by far the biggest favorite for this event. His fight against Brundage opens the main card, but as the odds suggest, Brundage isn't the big step up in contention that people are expecting for the highly touted prospect. Whatever the case, the intrigue surrounding Nickal's hype remains.


Jim Miller vs. Bobby Green

Jim Miller

Miller got his wish.

After competing in both UFC 100 and UFC 200, it's only fitting that he be a part of UFC 300. The best part is that Miller has seemed to be in top form lately, winning five of his last six games by finish. Before being knocked out by Jalin Turner, Green defeated Tony Ferguson and Grant Dawson back-to-back.


Renato Moicano vs. Jalin Turner

Moicano wants money!

Moicano returned with a bang when he defeated Drew Dober in February. He faces skilled striker Turner, who ended his two-fight losing streak with a knockout against Bobby Green. Moicano leaned on his ground game to defeat Dober, but he has to watch out for “The Tarantula,” who has four submissions to his credit. Turner also boasts a 100 percent interception rate, so you know he'll be on the hunt for the finish.


Diego Lopes vs. Sodiq Yusuf

Diego Lopes

Lopes has quickly become a fan favorite. Lopes, the 2023 MMA Junkies Newcomer of the Year, turned heads when he took undefeated Movsar Evloev to the brink in his UFC debut. He bounced back from that loss with back-to-back first-round finishes and has a chance to move up to the featherweight rankings when he takes on the durable Yusuff.


Aljamain Sterling vs. Calvin Kattar

Sterling vs. Kattar is perhaps the most stylistically intriguing matchup on the card.

While both fighters' game plans should be clear – Kattar wants to box and Sterling wants to take the fight to the mat – it's hard to know who will succeed. But that's because former bantamweight champion Sterling will be debuting in a new weight class and Kattar will be returning from knee surgery. So there are many questions about this question.


Kayla Harrison vs. Holly Holm

Harrison is a much-needed addition to the UFC bantamweight division.

Stylistically, this may not be the most entertaining matchup if both women are able to execute their game plans, but the significance of this fight is high. Harrison is a big newcomer who could make some serious waves if she takes out former champion Holm. This duel has also been compared to Holm's surprising knockout against Ronda Rousey, who, like Harrison, is a judoka Olympian.


Zhang Weili versus Yan Xiaonan

One of the three title fights on the card, Weili vs. Xiaonan, is a huge fight for China. The strawweight title will definitely stay in China, but there is a lot to celebrate when it comes to this fight. Joanna Jedrzejczyk is still considered by many to be the greatest strawweight of all time, even though Weili defeated her twice. With Jedrzejczyk retired, Weili can mount a title defense run that rivals her resume, but she must get past Xiaonan first.


Jiri Prochazka vs Aleksandar Rakic

Jiri Prochazka

This is an explosive fight between two of Europe's most talented fighters.

Prochazka reached the mountaintop in no time as he tore through the light heavyweight division. He became champion by defeating Glover Teixeira, but later left the belt when he injured his shoulder. He failed to reclaim his title when he was knocked out by Alex Pereira at UFC 295 and will now have to get through Rakic ​​to get another shot at gold. Rakic ​​injured his knee against Jan Blachowicz in May 2022 and has not competed since. If he beats Prochazka, he will breathe new life into the light heavyweight title picture.


Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt

Figueiredo vs. Garbrandt at the start of UFC 300 shows how good the card is.

This duel is full of bangers as both men constantly try to cut off their opponent's head during the fight. It's hard to imagine these former champions not delivering a barnburner – while it lasts.


Alex Pereira vs Jamahal Hill

Pereira vs. Hill isn't the UFC 300 headliner we expected, but we can't pretend it's not a great fight.

Hill vented his frustration at being underestimated and vowed to take Pereira out. It's no secret what Pereira is aiming for. So the question is: Will Hill stand his ground and fight Pereira? Or will Hill get involved in the fray, which has proven to be Pereira's weakness?


Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan

Oliveira vs. Tsarukyan is one of the highest level fights on the card and is billed as a No. 1 contender fight.

Oliveira has already stopped a strong competitor in Beneil Dariush and will look to do the same with Tsarukyan. The former champion's resume is undeniable, with finishes from Michael Chandler, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje. Tsarukyan showed his well-rounded game by knocking out Dariush in his last outing, and both fighters have complete games that should make for a great fight.


Justin Gaethje vs Max Holloway

Gaethje vs. Holloway is the people's main event.

Gaethje will welcome Holloway back to lightweight as he puts his BMF title on the line. Both fighters have proven they can outlast their opponents in a war, but who will be the last survivor? Gaethje can put anyone out, but Holloway has never been knocked out. The potential for the fight of the year is palpable in every way.

For more information on the card, check out MMA Junkie's UFC 300 event hub.