Kailua native Travis Browne will main-event the UFC on Fox 11 card from Orlando.
The mixed martial arts fighter will face Fabricio Werdum in a No. 1 contenders match for the heavyweight title.
Browne is the winner of three straight titles, all by knockouts over former world champions.
The man, nicknamed Hapa, tells KHON2 he’s ready for the biggest fight of his career.
Also on the card, Hilo’s Brad Tavares will put his five-fight winning streak on the line against middleweight Yoel Romero.
UFC on FOX 11 starts Saturday at 2 p.m. Hawaii time on KHON2.