A lightweight clash between Edson Barboza and Kevin Lee may be on the horizon.
Mixed martial arts journalist Ariel Helwani revealed that a bout between Barboza and Lee is close to being finalized. Atlantic City, Rio, and Chicago have all been discussed as possible bout locations. Check out the tweet below:
UFC is targeting a lightweight fight between Edson Barboza and Kevin Lee, sources say. Close to being finalized. Still up in the air which card it would be on. Could be PPV or a FN main event. Developing.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) February 22, 2018
In his last outing, Barboza was manhandled by Khabib Nurmagomedov. He lost via unanimous decision by wide margins. It was an impressive feat for “The Eagle,” as Barboza was riding a three-fight winning streak.
Lee also fell short in his last bout. “The Motown Phenom” took on Tony Ferguson for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim lightweight title. After two competitive rounds, Lee was submitted in the third frame.
It is important to note that nothing has been made official at this time. Stick with MMANews.com for more details as they become available.
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