After a one-month residency on “Fight Island,” the UFC returns to its Las Vegas home Saturday night with UFC on ESPN+ 31. 

We cannot tell a lie: The UFC’s fifth event in 21 days is not the deepest card the promotion has ever presented. But don’t mistake that for a total lack of intrigue, as there are in fact a few fights worth appointment viewing.

Starting with the main event, where a fight marked for future stardom gets his first UFC main event. Undefeated Edmen Shahbazyan will take on his toughest test to date, when he meets respected veteran Derek Brunson in the featured middleweight bout.

UFC on ESPN+ 31 takes place Saturday at UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streams on ESPN+. 

Without further ado, then here are four burning questions heading into UFC on ESPN+ 31.

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