The UFC has a pretty nice little September planned. They’ll get to the Home Depot, but it’s highly doubtful there will be time for Bed, Bath, and Beyond with all these fights lined up.

This month has UFC events on each of the next four Saturdays, so let’s check out the 10 can’t-miss UFC fights for September.

Arlovski vs. Barnett – UFC Fight Night 93: Sept. 3

VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 14:  Andrei Arlovski prepares to enter the Octagon before his heavyweight bout against Brenand Schaub at Rogers Arena on June 14, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC – JUNE 14: Andrei Arlovski prepares to enter the Octagon before his heavyweight bout against Brenand Schaub at Rogers Arena on June 14, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Two former UFC heavyweight champions meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night 93. Josh “The Warmaster” Barnett, the youngest fighter to ever hold the UFC heavyweight championship, and Andrei Arlovski, who was the UFC heavyweight champion in 2005, will finally meet in The Octagon. These are two “OG” warriors that have been fighting MMA professionally since before the turn of the millennium. Put some respeck on their names and watch a fantastic battle on Saturday night.

Gustafsson vs. Blachowicz – UFC Fight Night 93: Sept. 3

TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 21:  (L-R) Alexander 'The Mauler' Gustafsson punches Jon 'Bones' Jones in their UFC light heavyweight championship bout at the Air Canada Center on September 21, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA – SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson punches Jon ‘Bones’ Jones in their UFC light heavyweight championship bout at the Air Canada Center on September 21, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Alexander Gustafsson is the No. 2-ranked light heavyweight in the UFC and the man who gave Jon Jones the fight of his life back in 2013. Many observers, including UFC fighters, thought that “The Mauler” beat Jones that night, or at least battled him to a draw. Judges gave the decision to Jones. After Jones was stripped of his title, Gustafsson fought Daniel Cormier for the belt, losing by split decision. Saturday night he gets Jan Blachowicz, a talented fighter, but not on the level of Jones or Cormier. Gustafsson’s comeback tour begins with a KO Saturday.

Bader vs. Latifi – UFC Fight Night 93: Sept. 3

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 05: Ilir Latifi of Sweden (white trunks) slams Gian Villante in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC 196 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 05: Ilir Latifi of Sweden (white trunks) slams Gian Villante in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC 196 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi is an intriguing matchup of two ranked light heavyweights. Bader (No. 4) represents a step up in competition for the twelfth-ranked Latifi, who has been incredibly exciting in his UFC career with four first-round finishes. Bader won five straight fights before getting knocked out by Anthony Johnson in January, and he needs a win here to remain title relevant. The guess here is someone is going to sleep early in this bout.

Miocic vs. Overeem – UFC 203: Sept. 10

CURITIBA, BRAZIL - MAY 14:  Stipe Miocic celebrates after defeating Fabricio Werdum of Brazil by KO in their UFC heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 198 event at Arena da Baixada stadium on May 14, 2016 in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.  (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
CURITIBA, BRAZIL – MAY 14: Stipe Miocic celebrates after defeating Fabricio Werdum of Brazil by KO in their UFC heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 198 event at Arena da Baixada stadium on May 14, 2016 in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Before the Cavs won the NBA title this year, Stipe Miocic brought a belt home to “The Land” after steamrolling Fabricio Werdum at UFC 198. He’ll make his first title defense against Alistair Overeem at UFC 203, and he’ll get to do it in front of his hometown fans in Cleveland.

Miocic is coming off three straight knockout wins, but Overeem is well-skilled wherever the fight may go, and he has over 50 professional fights. The pressure is always on in a title fight, but Overeem has been in the cage with a veritable who’s who in MMA: Shogun Rua, Brock Lesnar, Chuck Liddell, Mark Hunt, Fabricio Werdum, and Vitor Belfort — just to name a few. This will be an electric fight, and the UFC could have yet another new heavyweight champion.

CM Punk vs. Gall – UFC 203: Sept. 10

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 02:  Phil "C.M. Punk" Brooks interacts with fans during a Q&A session before the UFC 182 weigh-in event at the MGM Grand Conference Center on January 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 02: Phil “C.M. Punk” Brooks interacts with fans during a Q&A session before the UFC 182 weigh-in event at the MGM Grand Conference Center on January 2, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The wait for CM Punk to make his UFC (and MMA) debut is almost over as he’ll take on young gun Mickey Gall at UFC 203. They didn’t do Punk any favors by matching him up against Gall, a legit BJJ brown belt who has won both of his professional fights by submission. If this fight gets to the ground, it should end shortly thereafter.

Gall told Fox Sports that he hasn’t seen anything in Punk’s training footage that makes him nervous. “He moves like food. He moves like a wounded animal. I just don’t see it in him.” Punk certainly has a puncher’s chance, but this could get ugly for him in round one.

Calderwood vs. Andrade – UFC 203: Sept. 10

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 18: Joanne Calderwood of Scotland reacts after the conclusion of her women's strawweight fight against Cortney Casey of the United States during the UFC Fight Night event inside the SSE Hydro on July 18, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – JULY 18: Joanne Calderwood of Scotland reacts after the conclusion of her women’s strawweight fight against Cortney Casey of the United States during the UFC Fight Night event inside the SSE Hydro on July 18, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The most underrated, under-publicized fighter in the UFC is Joanne Calderwood. The No. 7-ranked Calderwood is 11-1, the sole loss against Maryna Moroz now looking like an outlier. She simply destroyed Valerie Letourneau in her last fight, and now she gets to face Jessica Andrade, the No. 6-ranked strawweight.

Andrade is a finisher and a risk taker in the cage. She has 14 wins and she’s finished 11 of them. Both women work at a break-neck pace, each averaging about seven significant strikes per minute. This fight will fly under the radar with most fans, but this is a don’t blink/can’t-miss affair.

Poirier vs. Johnson – UFC Fight Night 94: Sept. 17

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 17: Michael Johnson celebrates following his win against Joe Lauzon in their middleweight bout at TD Garden on August 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 17: Michael Johnson celebrates following his win against Joe Lauzon in their middleweight bout at TD Garden on August 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Sometimes when you change weight classes, you’re gonna have a bad time. Such was the case for Dustin Poirier, who dropped down to featherweight in 2014, but found his body could not handle the drastic weight cut. He moved back to lightweight and the results have been phenomenal with three first-round knockouts and a unanimous decision win over top prospect Joe Duffy.

Now he gets No. 10-ranked Michael Johnson in the main event at UFC Fight Night 94. Don’t be fooled by Johnson’s 16-10 record. He is one of the top lightweights in the world and one of the toughest outs in the game. He has dropped his last two fights, one to Nate Diaz and one to Beneil Dariush in a split decision that I will politely refer to as controversial. Before those losses, Johnson was on fire with a four-fight win streak, beating big names like Joe Lauzon and Edson Barboza. This will be an incredible war featuring an awesome display of footwork, speed, and power.

Brunson vs. Hall – UFC Fight Night 94: Sept. 17

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15:  Uriah Hall of Jamaica (L) kicks Robert Whittaker of New Zealand in their middleweight bout during the UFC 193 event at Etihad Stadium on November 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Pat Scala /Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 15: Uriah Hall of Jamaica (L) kicks Robert Whittaker of New Zealand in their middleweight bout during the UFC 193 event at Etihad Stadium on November 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Pat Scala /Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Uriah Hall will forever be known as the guy that landed the kick of death on The Ultimate Fighter. But he’s much more than that, as he proved with his knockout win over Gegard Mousasi last September. He’s had some bumps along the way during his UFC tenure, but he is undoubtedly one of the deadliest strikers in the game.

Hall will fight Derek Brunson, who was initially known as a power wrestler but has resorted to simply knocking people out. Brunson has needed just over five minutes to record three consecutive knockouts. He’s 6-1 in the UFC and has steadily climbed the rankings to No. 10. I can’t wait for this one.

Cyborg vs. Lansberg – UFC Fight Night 95: Sept. 24

CURITIBA, BRAZIL - MAY 14:  (L-R) Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino of Brazil celebrates after defeating Leslie Smith in their women's catchweight bout during the UFC 198 event at Arena da Baixada stadium on May 14, 2016 in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.  (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
CURITIBA, BRAZIL – MAY 14: (L-R) Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino of Brazil celebrates after defeating Leslie Smith in their women’s catchweight bout during the UFC 198 event at Arena da Baixada stadium on May 14, 2016 in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

There has never been a fighter — male or female — that has repeatedly imposed their will on opponents like Cris Justino, aka Cris Cyborg. Her opponents suffer brutal beatdowns. She lands almost eight significant strikes per minute. It’s almost impossible to take her down. When you watch her fight, you can feel the fear of her opponents seeping through the TV screen. Cyborg lost her pro debut, then proceeded to win her next 15 fights, 14 of them by knockout. Her opponent is Lina Lansberg, who will be making her UFC debut. Pray for her.

Nelson vs. Silva – UFC Fight Night 95: Sept. 24

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 07: (R-L) Roy Nelson punches Derrick Lewis in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 07: (R-L) Roy Nelson punches Derrick Lewis in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

I could just write “It’s Roy Nelson,” and that would be reason enough to watch. Nelson is basically an anachronism, a throwback to the big-gutted brawlers of yesteryear. He walks into the arena to Weird Al’s Fat, rubs his big belly after he wins and can take a punch like no other human in the history of the world.

He’ll fight Antonio “Big Foot” Silva, a knockout specialist who holds wins over the great Fedor Emelianenko, Alistair Overeem, Travis Browne, and Andrei Arlovski. Silva has lost four of his last five and desperately needs a win. This will be an all-out war, with both fighters standing in the pocket and trading hard shots. And it will be glorious.

About Matt Lo Cascio

Matt Lo Cascio has been covering MMA since 2009, mostly in the midwest for ChicagosMMA.com. He also writes UFC previews for Draft Kings, and is the play-by-play announcer for the XFO, seen on UFC Fight Pass.